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,…

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…

Reinventing Software Testing: by Harry Robinson, Principal SDET for Bing

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When is a Chinese restaurant not a Chinese restaurant? Think software testing is easy? Then you’re probably doing it poorly. Good software testing can be fun, but it’s never easy. Try this thought experiment. When a user searches for “Chinese restaurant” or “burger joint” or even just the word “vegetarian”, Bing provides information on nearby restaurants that carry that type of food. As a tester, would you be able to…

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…

Meet Andrea -A Software Engineer for Bing’s Index Server Team – By Amanda Papp

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  My name is Andrea and I’m a software developer on the Bing Index Server team.  We own the platform that responds to searches on Bing.  It’s our job to make as much of the web available as possible to people searching on Bing, makes those searches fast and reliable, and support a platform that supports continuous improvement to search results.  I’d guess the index serve development team is about…

10 Steps to Increase Your Blog Karma by Kay

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  1.     Be Real This is the first and foremost principle of advancing your blog karma. Being real involves not falsifying who you are, being transparent about who you are, and what you believe, and, most of all, sharing an honest voice.  Humans trust others that have an authentic voice.     2.     Respond Yes, tough as it is, when you have a high volume of unsolicited emails someone has…

Your JobBlog = Getting a Job = Leaving Your Mark! Part 1 by Kay

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This is part 1 of 3 on what you know know about writing and having a job-related blog or website. Getting Started Employees have been fired when their employer views their blog posts as sharing confidential information, making inappropriate comments about the company, or both. Posting company news, pictures, and even making positive comments about a company have cost bloggers their jobs.  When considering writing a blog, before writing anything about…

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…

Consider this….before you put it online by Kay

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Here are some reminders about links on your resume to the web and links on the web that lead to your resume. Careful What You Put Online. If you have a online account, people you won’t want to be reading your profile may be able to access it, even if you think nobody will reads it. Make your accounts private, so only your friends can access them. Be extra careful, and don’t…