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…

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,…

Management Excellence – by Eugenia Sawa

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As we head into the NBA Finals, my mind turns to Erik Spoelstra and the unique situation he is in.  With the finals starting tonight, I think about how Erik Spoelstra’s role as head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of very strong individual players each with their own strengths translates to the world of high technology and people management. Understand your players – Understand your team – how…

Sit with Me: Bing sits in the red chair to support women in technology

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Last week the Online Services Division at Microsoft participated in the Sit with Me Campaign. Sit with Me was created by members of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit coalition that works to increase diversity in computing and IT. Sit with Me encourages others to learn and acknowledge the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in…

Meet Ross – the lead behind our Bing homepage

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I’m Ross Comer and I lead the team that develops the Bing homepage.  Having run other parts of Bing such as News and Entertainment Search, it’s very exciting to now be responsible for the homepage which is the best visual representation of the Bing brand.  It is a key differentiator from our competitors who, despite efforts to do so, have been unable to duplicate (you might recall one such disastrous…

Notes of a Multimedia Enthusiast

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I’m Justin – skier, development lead, rock climber, multimedia enthusiast.   I started out as an intern on the Search team with the monumental task to create a prototype for Video Search.  It was a challenging project – working across the stack with web 2.0, index serving, multimedia processing and content discovery.  Since then, I’ve been hooked!   After graduating, I joined the Multimedia team full time in 2006 right…

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…

It’s all about big data, cloud storage, and a million gigabytes per day

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My name is Ed Harris, and I am a development manager on the Bing team.  I’ve been at Bing since 2004, and worked on a lot of different teams – on the front-end/consumer-facing bits, deep in the platform space, and now in our infrastructure team.   The infrastructure team’s mission is to provide a stable foundation for Bing and other online applications to run upon.  Want to install an operating…

Newbie in GFS

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By: AshleyJ Webster defines “new blood” as persons who are accepted into a group or organization and are expected to provide fresh ideas and vitality. Those are pretty high expectations; but I’m up for the challenge as I finish up my second week as a recruiter in Global Foundation Services. I’m actually not quite a newbie to Microsoft – I joined the organization in February 2010 in the HR Trax…