Monthly Archives: March 2010

What should I title my resume?

Dear JobsBlog:  When I apply via the Microsoft Career Site, it asks for me to give my resume a title.  What is the title of my resume used for? Do recruiters see this when they search? What would you recommend as a good title? Answer: You can submit different versions of your resume for different […]

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Strengths and weaknesses revisited

Not long after JobsBlog started in 2004, Gretchen answered a reader who wanted to know what he should say when an interviewer asked him to describe his strengths and weaknesses. Six years later, that post is still one of the most popular articles on this site. Gretchen’s advice remains relevant, of course, and we encourage […]

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RJ and The Microsoft Military Community: We Still Serve

‘Softie in question: RJ Naugle Job title: Senior PM Lead, Risk Reduction Team. I’m also the co-lead of Microsoft’s Military Veteran Outreach and Recruiting Program – “We Still Serve.” Did you join the military before or after college? I graduated from Western Michigan University in ’03. 9/11 had obviously happened in the meantime. I come from a military […]

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The Explore Microsoft internship a Gateway to Redmond

‘Softie in Question: Jeremy Tillman Job title: SDE, Home & Small Business Server How did you come to arrive at Microsoft? I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. Back in ‘99, when I was in about 8th grade, my brother brought home a Gateway computer in that black & white “cow box.” It had […]

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