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,…

Bing can add rich geospatial capabilities to your career

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My name is Harish Jayanti – I am a development manager on the Bing Platforms team. I have been in Microsoft since 1997, building large-scale web services for Encarta.com, Virtual Earth/Bing Maps, and now Bing Platforms.   The Bing Platforms team’s mission is to “accelerate the Bing team” by building the platforms for relevance and feature work, taking care of performance, scalability, cost, and runtime constraints. The Platforms team builds…

Gaurav Sareen: Development Manager for the Bing Search Platforms team

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Gaurav Sareen is the Development Manager for the Search Platforms team. The mission of the Search Platforms team is to “accelerate the Bing team,” providing a platform for building the best in class search and directly focusing on the challenges around scale, performance, reliability and cost. Gaurav and his team works with all other teams in Bing, to provide the foundation for all the relevance and feature work.     Prior…

Search Ads is Hiring!

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The Creative Asset Management UI is working on re-architecting the front-end of our storage platform to support the fast changing nature of the advertising business. Our vision is to enable our users to rapidly innovate on new ad products, targeting multi-channel and multi-device, from web, mobile, all the way to the future such as Windows 8. Leveraging the latest ASP.NET MVC and jQuery technologies, our system will be able to…

Meet – Dave with Global Foundation Services (GFS)

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Hi, my name is Dave.  I am based out of our Mountain View location and am a Group Manager in the Global Networking Services Implementation team within the Global Foundations Services organization.     Our team builds network infrastructure to ensure that BOS enterprise customers have the required capacity and bandwidth requirements to support new growth. The teams maintain responsibility for deploying to GNS architectural standards ensuring repeatable processes and…

Meet Brian – Group Manager in the Global Network Svsc team

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 My name is Brian,  I am a Group Manager for the Shared Platform Services group of the Global Networking Services team (GNS) which is a part of our Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization.  My team ensures that our shared infrastructure is operating within acceptable levels, such as active directory and backups along with 7 other operationally critical services.  This has been job 9 for me in the past 3 years…

BingTweets by Nicole

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I just have to share my new online obsession. I had a baby 5 months ago so it’s no longer convenient to use my laptop at all times like it used to be. So last Wednesday night I was sitting on the couch with the baby on my lap, the iPad had just been launched and I was watching the State of the Union on TV. I was curious to see…

What Does Online Advertising Mean? Depends Who You Ask…by Matt

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Before we open a new req at Microsoft, the recruiter sits down with the hiring manager and discusses the role, the business problem to be solved and where we might find this person. (Shocking, game changing, inside information I know, but bear with me… ). The reason I bring this up though, is that in my Advertising R&D -Development org, the problems we’re trying to solve have very little to…