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…

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…

Meet Steve H, Group Program Manager

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 I joined Microsoft in 1992.  Since then, I’ve worked in four distinctly different divisions in three different types of jobs.  In every team, I’m continually energize by the challenges we take on and the great people that contribute to innovative solutions.  At Microsoft, you can explore many different roles and experiences surrounded by a great peer group.  I joined the Manageability Services Group in 2009 to get involved in the…

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…