Featuring Chris Hanaoka from MSG

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My name is Chris Hanaoka and I lead software development for the infrastructure organization that powers Microsoft’s online services. Talk about a dream job! I’m surrounded by really, really smart people that I get to learn from every day. I have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge technology. Everything is at an insanely massive scale. And I get to build solutions that I’m proud of!   Our team is…

3 Tips on How to Get your Job Search Started by Amanda

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I spoke with a candidate yesterday that was relocating to Seattle because his wife had accepted a job with Bing.  He asked my advice on getting his job search started, which prompted me to share the advice with all of you.  Here are 3 things that you can do that will put you ahead of the pack. 1.      Brush up your resume. Ideally you want to look for a job while…

Bing Staffing Tip of the Month

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  Hello job seekers! I hope you are off to a great start into the new decade. Now that 2011 has made its grand entrance and we are in a new year, have you thought about a new job? Here is an easy tip to help you prepare for your next interview! Keep a “kudos” or “You Rock” folder on your computer. Yes, I’m serious! Every time your efforts result…

Meet Eric MSN Principle SDE Lead by Amanda M

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My last blog post was about resume tips for developers.  Since I am a technical recruiter, I spend a lot of my time talking with candidates, hiring managers and reviewing resumes.  As a recruiter at Microsoft, you juggle the precarious task of candidate experience, hiring manager experience, diversity and inclusion and striving to find the right talent.  We are serious about all areas.  So what better way to enhance the…

Resume writing tips for Developers by Amanda

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I titled this blog post for developers, however, I believe it’s sound advice for anyone writing a resume.   What jobseekers need to keep in mind is that skilled recruiters are masters of Boolean logic.  We use it in search engines, metasearch engines and job boards.  I use it to find people’s profiles, blogs and resumes on your webpage.  So how is this information helpful???  The data in these mediums is immense…

Why Microsoft? From a new ‘Softie by Amanda

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I have spent a total of almost 9 years working for prominent IT companies and I’m in the middle of my 3rd week at Microsoft.  What makes Microsoft unique?  What is unique to Recruiting at Microsoft?  I could fill countless pages of information on this topic, but let me try to summarize on a few things stand out to me.  It may sound like lip service, but the most amazing…