Monthly Archives: February 2011

5 questions you may not want to ask your interviewer

Dear JobsBlog: I’ve heard it’s a good idea for interviewees to have a few questions ready for their interviewers, especially if the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?” This got me thinking: What are some of the most memorable questions interview candidates have asked you? - Questioning the questions Dear Questioning: Yes, it’s [...]

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Microsoft photographers’ book raises over $60K for the United Way

We were absolutely enthralled when we first picked up the gorgeous 208-page Photographers@Microsoft coffee table book. So we tracked down Larry Golden, one of the driving forces behind getting the second hefty volume published, to get his take on the Microsoft photographers’ community, being published in a Library of Congress book, and the thrill of [...]

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Three employee-created Windows Phone apps to check out

It’s awards season in the worlds of cinema and music, but what about in the world of geeks? Not to be outdone by Oscar and Grammy—and always stalking the latest celebrities around Microsoft, the JobsBlog crew tracked down three real award winners … the champs of Windows Phone’s employee-only application building content. We asked about the [...]

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Finding love at Microsoft: A story of bowling, bug fixes and business

It’s not uncommon for Microsofties’ lives to revolve around Microsoft—not necessarily “work Microsoft” but “social Microsoft.” Bug triages, stand-up meetings and coding marathons easily turn into happy hours, soccer games and ski trips. When you work for a company with 90,000 employees worldwide, the built-in community comes with it, and the odds are pretty good [...]

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Diversity and Inspiration at Microsoft

With Black History Month celebrated this month and Martin Luther King Day fresh on our minds, we decided to catch up with Microsoft Staffing Manager Tameiko Davis and discuss the role diversity plays not only in hiring but also in her day-to-day work environment at Microsoft. The ‘Softie in Question: Tameiko Davis The job title: [...]

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Rewind: Amy Lin in the Cloud

Last May, we spotted Amy Lin, a Program Manager with Excel Services, a technology that allows you to use, share and manage Excel workbooks online. For today’s Microspotting Rewind, we wanted to share Amy’s story with you again. The ‘Softie in question: Amy Lin The job title: Program Manager for Excel Services. I work on [...]

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