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…

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…

Want to change the world? Want to make the web a better place? Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) is hiring rock star Network Engineers – by Kay Kelison

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Does being an integral member of the team that is building out the Microsoft cloud for hundreds of millions of daily users sound exciting to you? Are you passionate, high energy and do you have a desire to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services? GFS is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and…

Diversity In Sourcing and Recruiting: The Truth Behind the Questions That Rarely Get Asked By Kay

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Diversity is defined by a single word: variety – which basically means different. But very few people follow up with the question: “Different in what way?”  The next question we all want to ask, and don’t, is this: “How and why is diversity important in the workplace?” We can all agree that we really just need to find the right skill, the right talent for our companies and clients. But…

What Are You Thankful For This Year? By Kay

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Happy Thanksgiving 2010!     Here we are again, celebrating another Thanksgiving. What a blessing it is been for me to be a part of an awesome team, Online Service Division/BING. Thank you all for the experience I take with me as I move into my new role as a Program Manager for the Microsoft Diversity Recruiting Team/DRIVE.  I strive to remember every day of the year how lucky I…

A Design Team with Soul – Laura Kern

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Sometimes it really feels good to be where you are. Like now. I wouldn’t trade the positive press and love letters from customers that Bing design has been getting for much of anything. (“Microsoft is out innovating Google, especially in design…”) I don’t say that to sound like a marketing sound bite, but because I need to savor it… it’s been such a l-o-n-g time coming. It’s been just as…

Meet Blaise, Architect of Bing Maps

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Yvonne Johnson, lead recruiter at Microsoft has had the pleasure of working with Blaise over the last couple of years.  His innovative thinking has driven Bing Maps into what it has become today and what we will see in the future. In his 2010 presentation at Ted, Blaise demonstrates how Microsoft is bringing augmented reality into searchable maps and provides a new outlook and understanding of how we look at…

Meet Erez, Senior SDE with the SVC Search Technology Center – Bing Health

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I work in the knowledge domain group which is responsible for powering the Bing Health vertical.  From a professional perspective, the work is challenging. The search world is ever advancing, and we are at the cutting edge of technology.  But what makes Bing Health special is the feedback we are getting from our users. You see, researching health on the web is not like trying to figure out which restaurant…

Meet Monte, Principal Test Manager In Ads Test

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Working in the AdCenter test team is a great challenge. You get to work on leading edge software that runs at very large scale. The testing is still evolving as we have to find the right rhythm to support frequent releases and balance testing in the lab as well as testing some features in production.  The other major work challenge we have is trying to figure out the right way to…