From the relentless rise of artificial intelligence to the global job landscape, and the persistent echoes of the post-pandemic economy, 2023 in tech was the beginning of an unfolding of a new era for the industry.
Adrian Lumley, Director of Product at Electronic Arts, reflects on the many twists and turns of his career and how curiosity and motivation combined with intentional relationship-building made these changes possible.
Lalitha Ramesh, Principal Product Manager at Microsoft, reflects on how mentorship has helped her make great decisions for her career and in her life.
Welcome to Merit Office Hours! This March, we're commemorating Women's History Month by celebrating the amazing women in the Merit community. We chatted with mentor and Merit advocate Leslie Luo about the role of mentorship in her career. Leslie Luo is a Senior Product Designer who
US companies are spending $2 billion a year on recruiting, but only 27% of all tech jobs are held by women and only 14% are held by Black and Hispanic people. Meanwhile, 85% of open roles are filled by networking. People use networks to grow their careers, but clearly that
For senior tech workers who have the financial means, angel investing can be a way to grow your network and give back to the tech community. Like mentorship, you regularly meet new people and share your experience to help others grow and learn. In addition, angel investors can focus on
Becoming a mentor on Merit is a great way to give back to the tech community and help foster DE&I in product, engineering, and design. After you become a mentor on Merit, you can customize your profile and configure your mentorship settings. These settings determine how and when
Merit held its first in-person event on Wednesday, November 9. We’d planned for it to be a space for mentors and members to meet and connect in person. Although we firmly believe in the value of remote mentorship, we also want to provide opportunities for folks to connect in
Your career is a journey. Along the way, you’ll hit stumbling blocks, pitfalls, and detours. Having someone to help you navigate career challenges can make an enormous difference. Whether you’re setting goals or detangling a thorny work problem, asking for help can improve your decision-making and unblock you.
When starting out in tech, it is hard to know how to meet other professionals. Sometimes it can feel like your only way to break into the industry is to send countless LinkedIn messages, hoping something will turn into a conversation. On Merit, we make it easy to find people