Three Career Quick Picks from the Seattle Seahawks

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If you’re like me you just watched Monday Night Football and now you’re watching SportsCenter or the evening news. I am long overdue with this blog post. Since Russell Wilson became starting QB for the Seattle Seahawks, I have blogged about his performance each year.  As this young man develops, matures, and gains experience it is evident that he is surrounded by the best staff, coaches, and teammates which allows…

Spring Cleaning – For Your Career

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Spring is a time of renewal, a time to make household repairs, plant a garden, or lose the spare tire that mysteriously appeared sometime between Halloween and New Year’s Day. Dusting off the cobwebs from a long, dark, cold winter also applies to your career.   Be it a refocus, a restart, or a change in direction these tips should help you get started and set the course for a…

So you didn’t get the job…4 things to do next

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You prepared for the interviews, felt the interviews went well, and all signs pointed to yes…and yet in the end they decided to go in a different direction.  Now what? After you brush off the upset/mad/confused feelings and start some introspection, realize that this might be one point in your life where you’re more open to a little self -improvement/growth. How do you regroup and make this a net positive…

4 Reasons Why Job Seekers Should be Present and Active on Social Media

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With Social Media making its way into our daily lives, we are relying on it more and more for our communication, information, and, in some cases, even our jobs. As a Recruiter in the Application and Services Group at Microsoft, Social Media is an avenue that my colleagues and I are on daily to search for and reach out to job seekers. If you are someone who is looking for…

Take Advice from the Seahawks in 2014

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  As we slip into the holiday season, Bing Jobs wants to help you think about your career presence in the New Year.  What is your professional brand or image at work? Coming off an action packed NFL weekend – I am more and more impressed by Russell Wilson and his presence both on and off the field.  The maturity, responsibility, and opportunity he has as a second year QB…

Microsoft to Attend KDD 2013!

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Microsoft is looking forward to attending KDD 2013 in Chicago and would like to meet you, please stop by our booth and say hello! Microsoft luminaries in attendance will include: JC Mao Jan Pedersen Zijian Zheng Brian Frasca Ronny Kohavi Rakesh Agrawal Raghu Ramakrishnan In addition, Microsoft is hosting two events and would love to see you there! Microsoft’s Exclusive Event: Microsoft is hosting an exclusive and uniquely Chicago experience at Sky Lounge on Waveland.…

Challenges of Testing Data – Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

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Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team.  Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code quality. From static analysis to E2E automation, performance benchmarks, or search relevance, we know how to verify if our code does the right…

Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You – by Andrea LaCoy

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I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change is no exception. Gone are the days of reading the ‘Want Ads’ in the newspaper,…

Scouting For Talent – by Brian Christensen

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Working as a Staffing Consultant within Online Services Division here at Microsoft, I am constantly reminded that my job has a lot of similar aspects to sports and trying to put together a team that is set up to win. While watching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals this past weekend, I noticed the intricacies of what it took to put a winning team on the court. Even before teams come together, there…