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…

Take Advice from the Seahawks in 2014

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  As we slip into the holiday season, Bing Jobs wants to help you think about your career presence in the New Year.  What is your professional brand or image at work? Coming off an action packed NFL weekend – I am more and more impressed by Russell Wilson and his presence both on and off the field.  The maturity, responsibility, and opportunity he has as a second year QB…

Challenges of Testing Data – Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

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Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team.  Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code quality. From static analysis to E2E automation, performance benchmarks, or search relevance, we know how to verify if our code does the right…

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,…

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…

“How I Made A Hire Through #BINGJOBSLIVE Twitter-Chat” By Barna Chatterjee

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  It all started with the Twitter-Chat session on Friday, March 30, 2012.  OSD Staffing’s team hosted its first #BINGJOBSLIVE “Twitter-Chat.”  We wanted to promote #Bing as an employer of choice and increase the number of @BingJobs followers on Twitter. Along the way, we wanted to promote a variety of job opportunities, such as Bing Platform Senior Program Manager. Emilio was one of the Tweeters who approached us and he…

Want to Change the World? Want to Make the Web a Better Place? by Kay Kelison

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Microsoft Bing is hiring the next innovator! We are heading to Dublin, Ireland to interview the best engineers from all over Europe for this quest! Will you be the LUCKY one? Have you ever considered relocating to the U.S.? Have you ever dreamed about completely revolutionizing the way the world interacts with the internet? Engineers at Bing aim for nothing less than to solve the biggest challenges in computing related to…

"Showing up" in your interview!

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  One of the perks of being a recruiter is meeting lots of new people, lots of new conversations and ideas sharing, it’s fantastic! But the ONE thing that consistently comes up in my conversations with potential candidates before their onsite interview is “So what are they really looking for, what does a successful interview mean?” Well, there are many competencies that would make for a successful interview but in…

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…