Our mission here at The Muse is simple: to help you find your dream job. So, there’s nothing we love more than hearing about it when you do!
Today, we chatted with Ricky Weisskopf, a Project Manager at Curalate, a visual content monetization platform based in Philadelphia. He’s thrilled to have joined a company where he immediately fits in and can make friends—especially since this is exactly what he was looking for in his dream job!
Tell us about yourself!
I was born and raised in El Salvador, and was recruited to play squash at Bates College in Maine. I’ve worked in technology for the past four years, and prior to Curalate, I was leading U.S. projects for a French startup in NYC. The company is headquartered in Paris, and I was part of a four-person team trying to break into the North American market. Our clients would use our platforms to increase engagement and participation during seminars and classroom trainings.
What do you work on as a project manager?
I work within the Solutions Team to help our clients with technical implementations across their digital properties. Our products enable some of the world’s most well-known brands to modernize their commerce experiences in order to drive engagement, build awareness, and form stronger, more meaningful relationships with consumers.
What were you looking for in a job?
Two things were particularly important in my new job: first, working on products that had the potential to be experienced and enjoyed by millions of people. Second, being a part of a team. Curalate has definitely fulfilled these two requirements, and then some!
What attracted you to Curalate when you found it on The Muse?
I knew about Curalate before visiting the Muse. However, the videos, employee testimonials, pictures of the office, and notes from the founders painted a very vivid picture of what it would be like to work at Curalate—and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
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What’s your favorite part so far about working at Curalate?
From the start, it’s a super inclusive and welcoming company. Since I joined it’s been really easy to relate to my new co-workers and get to know them. From going on Cura-lattes (Curalate’s own version of a coffee date) with new people to attending weekly happy hours, there are always activities that encourage co-workers to engage and interact with each other.
In addition, you really are part of a team—and right away you know that your co-workers have your back. This kind of atmosphere instills a sense of responsibility that pushes you to perform every day and make your contribution to the overall team.
What advice would you have for someone who wants a job like yours or who is stuck in a difficult job hunt right now?
Don’t settle! The job hunt isn’t easy and it can take a long time, but if you’re persistent and know what you want, the goal is worth the wait.