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…

Bing: Deep in the Heart of Texas—at SXSW

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I’m David Nelson and lead the Bing design team focused on social experiences. Before officially joining the Bing team, I was the UI Creative Director for Microsoft’s Pioneer Studios - an design engine focused on creating new product offerings in the Entertainment & Devices division. Midway through my tenure there I was able take on a program looking at what the next generation of search could be and was instantly hooked…

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…

Meet Omar from Social Search at Microsoft Silicon Valley

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My name is Omar Alonso and I am a senior technical lead on Bing’s social search team in Mountain View, CA. My interests are information retrieval, information access, human computation, crowdsourcing, and information visualization. I hold a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Davis. My team works on one of the coolest areas of the Internet today: how to leverage social data to help users find…

More great talent joining Bing: Steve Coast

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Steve Coast joined Microsoft in November 2010 as a Principal Architect.   Steve founded OpenStreetMap in 2004 which is a free and open map of the world.  He also co-founded CloudMade in 2008 that monetizes the map as values moves upstream.  Take a look at Steve’s OpenStreetMap talk at Location Strategies San Jose 2011.  http://www.stevecoast.com/talks.html  

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 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…

Meet Shubha, Senior Development Lead in Bing Social, Silicon Valley

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 I work in the Bing Social team which powers Bing’s social search engine. Every day millions of users share ideas, observations, photos and interesting articles on micro-blogging and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Due to the decentralized and instantaneous nature of publishing on such sites, these posts are a very valuable source of “real-time” information on breaking news stories like earthquakes, sporting events, terrorist attacks, etc. At…