ATTENTION! ATTENTION! by Kay

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Well now that I have your attention, I have tips to get a recruiter’s attention.   Given today’s high unemployment rate, recruiters are being inundated with a higher than normal volume of resumes by interested candidates.  The question is, as a highly qualified and interested candidate for an opening, how do you stand out in crowd?  How does your name rise to the top?  Darn it…how do you get that recruiter…

A Recruiters’ Guide for Searching On Bing, Lesson #3: Search Effectively by Kay

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Having trouble finding what you want in your searches? Keep in mind that the quality of your results depends a lot on the words that you use to search. Here are some tips to make every search more effective: Make sure that you spell search words correctly. Remember to leave a space between each word in your query. Use words that you would expect to find in the websites that…

"Remember the Titans" by Tameiko

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“Remember the Titans” is airing so much on TV lately that I feel compelled to blog about it. If you have not seen it, it is a flick that shows how people can triumph by working together and overcoming their fears and the unknown. It is the stereotypical “blacks vs whites” story. What was striking about this one though is that it was based on a true story starting from…

What Motivates A Recruiter by Jamie

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A recruiter walks into a bar…    I was sitting in a bar in Bellevue last week, waiting for my to-go order.  I started chatting with two gentlemen sitting next to me and one happened to be a new hire in my organization, hired by one of my fellow Bing recruiters.  As we were talking, he asked me what I thought was a strange question: “Are recruiters incentivized to hire…

A Recruiters’ Guide for Searching On BING Lesson Number Two by Kay

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If you’ve done a search and want to narrow the results, you can use Bing’s advanced search option to help. At the top of your search results page, click advanced to open the advanced search box. Choose the parameters of your search. You can look for results by:    Search Terms All of these terms: Uses an AND operation (a search keyword that you can use to find results that…

Hispanics in the USA by Tameiko

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Not too long ago I read an article on the current/projected population of Hispanics in the United States and their buying power. The numbers are staggering. This article got me thinking about my various work environments and how few Hispanics I have seen in the workplace, so I Binged to find more information on the US Hispanic population. I found some good information such as increased socio-economic status but also…

Recruiter Search Overload by Jamie

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Many people understand search overload.  We are talking about it in Bing commercials: that feeling of too many irrelevant search results.  I am hoping this community will have sympathy for my similar problem – recruiter search overload.  I read hundreds of resumes per week, looking for the best talent for Bing.  As part of my recruiting efforts, I also post jobs.  I try to be very diligent and scan all of…

A Recruiters’ Guide for Searching On Bing: Lesson #1 by Kay

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Bing is the world’s first Decision Engine – a faster way to make more informed decisions, delivering: ·         Great results ·         A richer, more organized experience ·         Powerful decision making tools to help you accomplish key tasks more easily This isn’t a complicated process and the logic is all in how you apply it. Bing gives you the tool to find what you are searching for with ease. As a…

Another Sign that Bing is Better for Advertisers by Matt

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I saw a great article today that talked about Click Through Rates in Bing vs. “the competition.”  YES, the sample size is small. YES, there’s the new “shiny new toy” factor but in any case, these numbers show that the key to ads not being an “annoyance” is relevance! Our Ads Development team is putting a lot of focus on improving the relevance of ads to make sure the right ad…

Jobs and Presents Galore by Jenna

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A whole lot of jobs opened this week in Bing.  You might be busy with your holiday shopping instead of looking for a job, but it’s a good time to head over to the careers page if you haven’t visited in a while.  New jobs in Boulder, Colorado, new roles for Ph.D.-style researchers, and a slew of new senior opportunities make this a great time to check it out.   The holiday…