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,…

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…

SXSW 2012: Bing Booster presents the Bing Lot! 3 nights. 3 happy hours. Lots of technology.

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Hi y’all!   This is Amanda Papp from the Bing Staffing team. I will be attending SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas http://sxsw.com/interactive from March 9-13th.  If you are attending SXSW and interested in exploring opportunities with Bing then please email me at bingjobs@microsoft.com with “I’m Going to SXSW” in the subject line. I will reach out to you to set up a time to chat about our exciting team…

How to Network with Your Staffing Partner

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First thing you want to do is evaluate what you current work is now. Or, if you are unemployed, look at the jobs you have really loved during your career and focus on the reasons why you enjoyed them.  This will help you determine what your next role will be.  Second partner up with the recruiters who specialize in this area.  Here are some tips to find these recruiting partners:  1.)…

Eugenia Sawa tells us…Why She Recruits for Online Advertising

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Why I recruit for Online Advertising… As with the type of engineers I am trying to recruit and hire, I see this as such a huge opportunity to get to work with Engineers who generate revenue for the company – truly add to the bottom line, work on something that is in the online space where the scale is huge and the transactions are many, and see how the world…

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…

3 Tips on How to Get your Job Search Started by Amanda

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I spoke with a candidate yesterday that was relocating to Seattle because his wife had accepted a job with Bing.  He asked my advice on getting his job search started, which prompted me to share the advice with all of you.  Here are 3 things that you can do that will put you ahead of the pack. 1.      Brush up your resume. Ideally you want to look for a job while…

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/ .  

Bing Staffing Tip of the Month

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  Hello job seekers! I hope you are off to a great start into the new decade. Now that 2011 has made its grand entrance and we are in a new year, have you thought about a new job? Here is an easy tip to help you prepare for your next interview! Keep a “kudos” or “You Rock” folder on your computer. Yes, I’m serious! Every time your efforts result…