Three Career Quick Picks from the Seattle Seahawks

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If you’re like me you just watched Monday Night Football and now you’re watching SportsCenter or the evening news. I am long overdue with this blog post. Since Russell Wilson became starting QB for the Seattle Seahawks, I have blogged about his performance each year.  As this young man develops, matures, and gains experience it is evident that he is surrounded by the best staff, coaches, and teammates which allows…

So you didn’t get the job…4 things to do next

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You prepared for the interviews, felt the interviews went well, and all signs pointed to yes…and yet in the end they decided to go in a different direction.  Now what? After you brush off the upset/mad/confused feelings and start some introspection, realize that this might be one point in your life where you’re more open to a little self -improvement/growth. How do you regroup and make this a net positive…

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…

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…

Finding the Perfect Match – by Katherine Stern

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While staring at the words of my dating profile: Hello, my name is Katherine, I am 5’8″, and have brown hair and eyes and I like golf, tennis and long walks on the beach…I got to thinking, wow, this is really similar to recruiting.  So, for the fun of it, I thought I would compare the similarities.  These are my findings! Your resume is your online profile.  It tells a…

“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…

Sit with Me: Bing sits in the red chair to support women in technology

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Last week the Online Services Division at Microsoft participated in the Sit with Me Campaign. Sit with Me was created by members of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit coalition that works to increase diversity in computing and IT. Sit with Me encourages others to learn and acknowledge the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in…

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…

Twitter chat with Bing’s Staffing team and get real time answers on jobs, the Bing culture, and tips on how to interview!

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On Friday, March 30th at 10am/pst, the Bing Staffing team is having a twitter chat up! What is a twitter chat up you ask?  Twitter chats are scheduled gatherings of people on Twitter to discuss pretty much anything that interests them, using a #hashtag to keep track of the conversation. This is a great opportunity to ask the Bing Staffing team any questions you have regarding job opportunities with Bing and the…