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…

Diversity and Inspiration at Microsoft

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Black History Month is in February and Microsoft Jobs Blog takes a moment to speak with our very own Tameiko Davis.  Tameiko is a Staffing Manager supporting Bing, and she reflects on the role diversity plays in the hiring process and how Microsoft’s company wide diversity efforts have affected her personally.  Take a moment to view the post here: http://jobsblog.com/blog/diversity-and-inspiration-at-microsoft/ .  

Introducing J.J. – Bing Test Lead

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 Hey bloggers!  My name is J.J. and I’m a Test Lead on the Autopilot team within Bing.  Have you ever wondered how a massively distributed search engine is built, monitored, and maintained?  So did I several years ago when I joined the Bing team (back before it was actually called Bing).  My team and I work on testing one of the biggest, baddest, and most highly distributed software applications on…

Recruiting is like match making by LaShawn

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I am LaShawn Morgan, a Staffing Consultant at Microsoft.  I’ve been in the recruiting industry now for 10 years.    I’ve often been asked, “why did you get into recruiting?” and “do you like what you do?”  I was certainly asked this question when I recently spoke to a group of students from a communications class & a student leadership conference at Western Washington University (WWU).  I took the request…

Meet Kay

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Hi!  I’m Kay!  I’m a seasoned researcher and  social media strategist; creative, strategic and passionate with 11+ years of exceptional experience. Knowledgeable of web 2.0 technologies and social media platforms. Proven aptitude identifying opportunities, implementing solutions, and increasing visibility through video, blogs and social networks. Experience with international teams and diversity initiatives. Responsible for strategy and development of marketing Internet-based social media / social networks communities, including the development of Blogs,…

Meet Matt

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I focus on Microsoft Advertising technologies, providing Software Engineers, Database Developers and Service Operations professionals to build and manage web services running at the largest scale possible. I’ve been recruiting for 12+ years, working on various startups around the Puget Sound and Bay Area and Microsoft is the opposite of everything I’ve ever built… …Except of course it isn’t! Since joining in October of 2007, I’ve been consistently amazed at…

Meet Jamie

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Hi, I am Jamie Morgan.  I am the Staffing Lead for the Candidate Generation team in the Online Division.  My team and I find talent for Bing and other great groups.    I have been with the Search team for 5 years, but 7 years ago I had a dream that Bill Gates interviewed me and offered me a job.  I don’t think I am psychic, but I do think I…