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Debating on coming to the Virtual Career Fair tomorrow? Hear from one of Cameo's recent hires through PTF, Ashlee Crusco. "I joined PowerToFly after a Women in Tech meetup I attended a while back. I had never heard of Cameo until the career fair. I had been casually looking, keeping my options open since my company was having to downsize but then right around the time of the career fair our senior engineer quit. Knowing my job was secure I didn’t follow up with Julia when she reached out, luckily for me she tried again and more than once. One day she called and texted me (that made me feel like more than just 1 of many, Julia knew Cameo was perfect for me before I did!) and I happened to be out for a walk and we were able to connect. Cameo sounded like an amazing opportunity and I decided I had to give it a shot. Throughout the entire process Julia was so helpful and encouraging, I needed that and am so grateful for the nudges that she gave me throughout the process. Cameo is such a great fit for me, the size of the company and the focus on product are exactly what I was looking for, a good amount of the tech stack is newer to me so there is much opportunity to learn and grow. I have a non-traditional background (actor, bootcamp grad) and have a hard time getting “through the door” and then when I do there is a lot of imposter syndrome and doubt to fight through. I felt completely comfortable sharing my concerns and questions with Julia and she knew exactly how to help. Having a community like PowerToFly to make these connections is so helpful and from my experience throughout the interview process for Cameo, a recruiter who is willing and able to see more than my resume made all the difference." Check out our Virtual Career Fair happening tomorrow:

How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.


5 Things All Product Managers Should Do for Their Engineers (And Vice Versa)

Tips from SeatGeek's Anuja Chavan

When Anuja Chaven turns on a fan in her house in Jersey City, she can't help but think about how every piece of it works.

"There are an extensive amount of things that have to go perfectly at the same time," says the former engineer (and current product manager at live event ticketing platform SeatGeek).

It was that interest in understanding how things actually worked that drove Anuja to study engineering—first electrical, during her undergrad in India, and then computer science, during her master's program in the U.S.


The Secrets to Balancing Work and Family Life

3 Pieces of Advice from Working Moms at Pluralsight

Being fully committed to work and family is a challenge that many working parents have to take on. It can be exhausting and thankless pursuing a fulfilling full-time career, while taking an active role as a parent. Achieving a healthy balance can help keep you motivated and productive at work, while allowing you to be fully present when you're home.

We recently chatted with working moms at technology skills platform, Pluralsight, about their best advice for striking that elusive work-life balance. Here were their key points:


How to Make the Most of Being on a Growing Team: 3 Tips from Plex’s Adriana Bosinceanu

When the startup Adriana Bosinceanu was working for got acquired, things changed fast.

She went from being one of eight engineers on a small team building a streaming service to joining a company that was five times larger and had a much bigger scope.

That company was Plex, where Adriana has been working remotely as a software engineer for the last four and a half years.

As her team grew from two people to ten, Adriana decided to lean into the opportunity to grow; along the way, she found herself deepening her technical skills, her self-confidence, and her relationships. We sat down with Adriana to learn exactly how she did that, and to hear the tips she has for other engineers experiencing growth opportunities on their team.

Career and Interview Tips

10 Tips to Stand Out at a Virtual Job Fair

Your guide to preparing for virtual career fairs and making a great impression with recruiters

According to a LinkedIn survey, up to 85% of jobs are filled via networking. For job seekers, virtual job fairs make networking with recruiters more convenient. You can interact with potential employers from all over the world, ask them questions, and apply for jobs. Every event is different, but they most often include video conferencing features, chat rooms, and Q&A sessions.

Dilyara Timerbulatova, Virtual Job Fair Coordinator at PowerToFly explains that, "virtual job fairs have many benefits, namely connecting top talent and recruiters that would otherwise never cross paths. These events are a tool to help companies build well-rounded, diverse teams that align with the company culture and business vision."

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