Monthly Archives: October 2010

James Mickens AKA The Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence

‘Softie in question: James Mickens Job title: Researcher, Microsoft Research (MSR), also known by the self-proclaimed (but much-deserved) title of Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence James, can you tell me a little bit about where you’re from and how you arrived at MSR? I grew up in Atlanta, went to undergrad at Georgia Tech and then went to […]

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From NERD to One to Watch

‎‎Microsoft’s renowned social media researcher danah boyd (yes, the lower case is intentional) is in the news again since Fortune magazine announced her as One to Watch. danah is currently off doing fieldwork, so we decided to run our Microspotting interview with her from early 2009 – shortly after she started working for Microsoft. How’s […]

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Are you a good fit for Microsoft? Show us (Part III 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: In Part I of my answer, I explained The Three P’s of Microsoft: Passion, Potential and […]

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Are you Microsoft Certified? Try our virtual career conference

Dear JobsBlog: I’m Microsoft Certified and interested in a new role, but am not sure where to start. Any suggestions? -Looking for the Next Step     Dear Looking for the Next Step: We will be hosting a global 24-hour virtual Career Conference on November 18th.  This "Microsoft Certified Career Conference" will focus specially on people in your […]

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Are you a good fit for Microsoft? Show us (Part II 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: In Part I of my answer, I explained The Three P’s of Microsoft: Passion, Potential and […]

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