Monthly Archives: February 2010

Three days in the Pacific Northwest: the Microsoft Interview

Recent Microsoft candidate, Aran Donohue, has written about his interview experience for his blog Little Computer Scientist. His story runs from stepping off the plane at Sea-Tac International Airport to taking the red-eye home to Toronto. Aran reflects on everything from his interactions with the Microsoft recruiter to the important suject of coffee in Seattle. As JobsBlog aims [...]

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Behind the scenes at Xbox LIVE

‘Softie in Question: McKenzie Eakin Job title: Xbox LIVE Service Delivery Program Manager That’s quite a title, what exactly does that mean? Pardon the analogy, but I bartended in college, it’s: *One part Back-end Community Strategy – setting the vision and direction for how we enable our customers to connect with each other and with [...]

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The dreaded compensation question

Dear Jobsblog: When and how is it appropriate to ask about salary, benefits and vacation time? I don’t want to seem like I’m just looking for money and perks, but, at the same time, this information is important to consider. How should I approach this? Whom should I ask these questions? -All About The Benjamins (just [...]

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New JobsBlog Editor

Hello Internet-land. I’d like to introduce myself: my name’s Thomas and I’m the editor for the new-and-improved JobsBlog (a 2-in-1 marriage of JobsBlog and Microspotting). My background is as both a writer and editor and I’ve worked in book publishing, magazines and on-line. ?I’m collaborating with the Jobsbloggers to bring you lots of new insight [...]

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