Monthly Archives: May 2011

Three-time intern Tessa Palmer on how to rock your Microsoft internship

The ‘Softie in question: Tessa Palmer-Boroski Job title: Program Manager Intern in Server & Tools Vancouver native Tessa has just started her third – yes, you read that correctly – internship at Microsoft. We pride ourselves on the quality of our internship experience and believe that the program reflects the company’s values as a whole. [...]

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Memorial Day – an opportunity to give thanks

We will observe Memorial Day on May 30th this year. Though we have shared the story of this video before, but we’d like to take a minute to share the video again as we prepare to honor all those that served our country. Espcially to everyone in our Microsoft family – thank you!     p> – [...]

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Your tips for video conferencing interviews

Last week we asked whether you prefer a video or phone interview and you suprised us with your responses. Times they are a changin’. This week, since you seemed to indicate that video interviews were your top choice, so we asked you to share your top tips for making video interviews successful with other jobseekers. We [...]

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Leon Wong: from Microsoft to Google and back

The ‘Softie in question: Leon Wong Title: Principal Development Manager, Online Services Division (Bing) Leon Wong is a man in demand. Throughout his career, he has performed at the top of his field: first at Microsoft, then at Google and now back at Microsoft again. His co-workers – and even his VP – regard Leon [...]

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Bring out the sun, bring on the sports

It’s true what they say about our neck of the woods; we have an incredible appreciation for an active lifestyle. There are few places where you can participate in so many diverse pastimes from hiking to biking, kayaking to skiing, individual and organized sports – really we have it all. The best part is when [...]

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Video conferencing is a preferred method to phone interviews

The responses to this week’s question: “What would you prefer – a video conference or a telephone interview?”, left us scratching our head a little. Really almost all of you – a whopping 88% – said you would rather have a video conference instead of just a phone interview. Our original guess was that, with [...]

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