Monthly Archives: September 2010

Microsoft via Pakistan, Purdue & Google

‘Softie in Question: Qudsiah Khan Job title: Software Development Engineer, Windows Web Services Tell me about the path that brought you to Microsoft. I was born in Lahore, Pakistan. I studied Computer Science there and then came to the US in 2005 to attend grad school in computer engineering at Purdue. While completing graduate school, [...]

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Are you a good fit for Microsoft? Show us (Part I of III)

Dear JobsBlog: I’m gearing up for an interview with Microsoft. I’m prepared for the technical questions, but want to know what non-technical "soft skills" I should focus on in my interview. Any suggestions? -Covering All My Bases   Dear Covering All My Bases: Over the years, I’ve received many variations of this question from job candidates. I like to [...]

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Does Microsoft accept online degrees?

Dear JobsBlog: I am interested in applying to Microsoft, but am worried that I am not eligible because I have a degree from an online university. I would have liked to attend a traditional university, but did not grow up with many opportunities. Are degrees from accredited online universities accepted at Microsoft? If so, how [...]

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Three insider tips to becoming a social media rockstar

Matt Bernardy graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 and quickly ascended to the role of Social Media Marketing Manager at Microsoft. Today, he posted an article on The Huffington Post that details his three tips to becoming a social media rockstar. Matt writes: “As the Social Media Marketing Manager for Windows Digital and Interactive Marketing, my job [...]

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Microsoft interns discuss creativity, collaboration & Cirque du Soleil

This summer, Microsoft’s Online Services Division (OSD) held its First Annual Hack Day for interns at Bing, Bing Mobile and MSN. The competition gave teams of interns a single day to collaborate and create a new app. Over forty interns showed up to demonstrate 9 apps. The People’s Choice prize was awarded to Peter Huang, Jessica Leung, [...]

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Young Kim on hardware design and the amazing Arc Mouse

‘Softie in question: Young Kim Job title: Senior User Experience Designer, Microsoft Hardware Group Check out the video below. Young discusses the innovative – and literally flexible –  Arc Touch Mouse from concept and design through creation.

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