Monthly Archives: April 2011

Get your interview skills in shape

Feeling like your interview skills need a little exercise? Can’t wait for the next recruiting event, webinar or Dear JobsBlog post? We’ve got something for you to check out especially if your skills are feeling a bit rusty. Enter your personal drill sargent. Wendy Hill is ready to kick your interview skills into gear with her Job Interview [...]

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Campus Jam

Our Benefits group hosted the first ever Campus Jam at our Redmond headquarters this past Saturday. Aside from an opportunity to enjoy an incredible warm sunny day in Washington, it was a perfect chance for employees and their husbands, wives, partners, and children to experience a little bit of life on campus. The morning started [...]

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A Microsoftie mountaineer on passion, perseverance and peak performance

The ‘Softie in question: Tom Jarosz Job title: Candidate Generation Consultant – Global Talent Labs (Recruiter) After reading Bill Gates’ first book The Road Ahead in  the late ‘90s, Tom suddenly knew that he must work at Microsoft. This realization was what Tom sees as a “turning point” in his life –a moment when he [...]

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Winners named for Microsoft Next global video competition

Whether utilizing Azure to ease the devastation caused by floods or collaborating across international borders to make music with Windows Live, people are doing amazing things with Microsoft technology. Launched in February 2011, Microsoft Next is a competition for our global employees to submit 3-minute videos showing how Microsoft people and technology are helping individuals [...]

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The next Bill Gates: Microsoft hosts a new generation of tech talent

Technology always looks toward the future. And much of that future will be formed in the minds of those who have yet to even enter the technology industry. Therefore, we recently hosted two special events – GOLDEN TICKET and EXPERIENCE MICROSOFT – for exceptional college-aged engineers from across the country. GOLDEN TICKET is a red-carpet [...]

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The Pros and Cons are in

For this week’s question we asked “What do you like most about your current job? What would you change?” We received several responses that were quite varied as to why you like your job and what you wish you could change. Just like the answers we received, the type of employee was a surprising mix [...]

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