College Students AND Those Who Just Graduated Here Are Some Twittering Tips When Seeking A Job – Kay

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    Ok, so you’re a student in a college or you have just graduated and through your conversations with recruiters, friends and colleagues, you’ve created a Twitter account like everybody else in these social networking worlds. However, Twitter is so much different than Facebook and LinkedIn. It’s more of a water cooler-type setting between humans. In fact, a friend of mine didn’t believe it either, that was until she…

What Are You Thankful For This Year? By Kay

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Happy Thanksgiving 2010!     Here we are again, celebrating another Thanksgiving. What a blessing it is been for me to be a part of an awesome team, Online Service Division/BING. Thank you all for the experience I take with me as I move into my new role as a Program Manager for the Microsoft Diversity Recruiting Team/DRIVE.  I strive to remember every day of the year how lucky I…

I’m Working at Microsoft and We’re Donating Imagery to OpenStreetMap!

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 I’ve super excited to tell you that I’ve accepted a position as Principal Architect at Bing Mobile and am moving to the Seattle, Washington area to work on maptastic things! Yay! Even better, Microsoft is donating access to its global orthorectified aerial imagery to help OpenStreetMappers make the map even better than it already is. OpenStreetMap, the project I founded, allows users to draw features like buildings and roads on top of…

Meet David – One of Our Sr. Product Planners for Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Team

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 I’m a Sr. Product Planner and am a newer hire to the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (“APS”) team, working on fraud prevention planning. This includes helping to run the fraud prevention programs and planning for future product releases.  Before joining Microsoft my perception was that Microsoft was a large company, with several teams working on different products. Since joining, I realized that it is a huge company, with many teams…

Meet Elad , A Senior Software Development Engineer from the Bing Mobile Team/Israel

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 I was following Microsoft as a hobbyist programmer ever since I was a geeky teenager. I always thought it would be an incredibly interesting company to work for and indeed it is. In the past I felt that Microsoft had lost some of the focus as it became very big and tried to do too many things. However, in recent years I’ve started seeing signs of Microsoft going back to…

If A Link Is On Your Resume, Employers Will Click On It – Kay

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Hiring managers as well as Recruiters will almost always click on the provided links to look at your web site if it’s listed. We will would try to find out as much about the candidate as we can, including looking up the person online.  Even if it’s not on your resume, if your blog, or profile contains information on your real identity, the people you least expect, and those that…

Mapping the World from Boulder, Colorado – By Nathan

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  The Bing Mobile (BITs) group in Boulder, Colorado is constantly developing new areas to bring revenue to Bing and relevance to search through processing and interpreting imagery.  As well, the BITs (Bing Imagery Technologies) group is leading computer vision algorithm development for future Bing Maps initiatives. We are lighting up the Mobile and Local Search experience with real world search, navigation and discovery of information across all available devices…

Free Advice From a Recruiter – Kay

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Please consider your online presence! Which means those pictures of you doing a wet t-shirt contest should be removed on Facebook. I have a friend who has a job interview this week and she just emailed me to remove a ton of pictures I have of her up on Flickr, a social site where people look for you, too.  While you may have went and made them all private, Bing…

Meet Steve, A Lead Program Manager in the Ads International Team

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 I love working for Microsoft because I am constantly around amazingly smart people that creates endless learning possibilities.  There are so many challenges and problems to solve in this company that I walk away everyday having grown in one way or another.  Whether it is learning a new process, figuring out a new way to solve a problem, or having to just tough it out from the sheer amount of…

Bing Mobile Test Team – Arthur

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 My name is Arthur, and I’m the Test Manager for the Mobile Domains and Commerce team.  The MDC team is one of seven teams within the larger Bing Mobile organization, and together we are working to build innovative, world-class, mobile centric features for Bing users.  I love working in the mobile space.  To me, mobile is about immediacy:  who you are and who you’re with; where you are and where…