A Recruiter’s Dear Santa Letter

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Dear Santa: I don’t ask for much but since last year’s request of winning the lotto or hitting the jackpot in Vegas was a bust, I have prepared a better list.  One with more tangible items that I know you can easily get your hands on.  Louis Vuitton Handbag Jimmy Choo Shoes (size 8 ½ ) Diamond Earrings Anything  Burberry Microsoft’s Surface Halo 4 and some toys for my cat…

Recruiting questions answered: To cover letter or not cover letter, by Amanda Matthews

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Q: Dear Recruiter, Can you please tell me your opinion on including a cover letter?  Also, are there any other items that I should not be included in my resume?   Great question, this is one that is often asked of me.  Even within my own family, I have people who disagree with me on this topic.  I have been in the recruiting industry for 12 years and have hired…

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…

Twitter chat with Bing’s Staffing team and get real time answers on jobs, the Bing culture, and tips on how to interview!

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On Friday, March 30th at 10am/pst, the Bing Staffing team is having a twitter chat up! What is a twitter chat up you ask?  Twitter chats are scheduled gatherings of people on Twitter to discuss pretty much anything that interests them, using a #hashtag to keep track of the conversation. This is a great opportunity to ask the Bing Staffing team any questions you have regarding job opportunities with Bing and the…

Meet Sharat-Finance Rotational Analyst turned Product Manager

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Coming out of college studying finance and marketing, I realized I didn’t want to go the typical investment banking route after talking to mentors and friends that had gone that way.  I instead wanted to land at a place that taught me what it took to actually build a product with enormous reach and to run a business around it.  So after graduating from the University of Michigan, I ended…

Meet Dave – Director, Program Management for GFS

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    I grew up on a small family farm in bucolic Vermont.  My first interest in computers surfaced around 5th grade, when friends’ parents started buying the Commodore 64. We played a lot of Jumpman and “programmed” in LOGO.   In high school I was a bit of a math geek, and took some Basic and Pascal classes as an adjunct to Math.  I remember my teacher making us repeat every…

Introducing Diana – Content Ads Product Manager

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  My name is Diana and I am the Content Ads Product Manager in APS.  Right now we are focused on Yahoo! migration and landing it successfully.  It is a very interesting time to work in this division and I am excited by the huge opportunities for Content Ads in the next year.  Before I joined full-time, I was a vendor with the same group and got to learn a…

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…

Meet David – One of Our Sr. Product Planners for Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Team

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 I’m a Sr. Product Planner and am a newer hire to the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (“APS”) team, working on fraud prevention planning. This includes helping to run the fraud prevention programs and planning for future product releases.  Before joining Microsoft my perception was that Microsoft was a large company, with several teams working on different products. Since joining, I realized that it is a huge company, with many teams…