Monthly Archives: March 2011

Learn how a career at Microsoft can impact others

Impact is a word that we use a lot at Microsoft.  But how does someone define impact in the work they do?  Watch our video of Stephen who discusses how the variety of products he’s worked on at the company directly affects the people in his life – from the online features used by his [...]

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How do you research a company before you apply?

Last week you really got us thinking about your motivations behind applying to a specific company. So much so that it made us think of this week’s question: How do you find out what it’s like to work at a company before you apply for a job? Many of you thought along the same lines [...]

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Microsoft’s #1 Seahawks fan and superhero fundraiser

Fighting chronic illness in a giant bird suit, Microsoft’s own Ryan Asdourian—and the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot Blitz—gears up for the Walk MS event this Sunday at University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. The ‘Softie in question: Ryan Asdourian The job title: Hardware Marketing Lead It’s no coincidence that Microsoft is full of folks whose outside lives are just [...]

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Innovate both technology and your own career at Microsoft

Watch our video of Elie, a Software Development Engineer in Test with Bing Mobile. After a while at Microsoft, Elie wanted to “try new things and explore new areas.” She says, “Microsoft is very flexible in team changes and you can develop your career by exploring different products and teams.” She now works on the [...]

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What motivates you to apply to a specific company?

In our latest edition of the Question of the Week, we asked “What motivates you to apply to a specific company?”  You responded with many  great answers that covered a wide range of reasons why you might chose to apply for a position. While you may guess a lot of people look at compensation and job [...]

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Xbox LIVE community patrolled by Enforcement Unicorn Ninja

The ‘Softie in question: Boris Erickson The job title: Enforcement Unicorn Ninja, Xbox LIVE With millions of gamers inhabiting the Xbox LIVE community, creating a safe and fun environment is paramount. Not to fear: Microsoft has its very own special ops division charged with policing this world. One of the more colorful members of the [...]

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