Monthly Archives: November 2011

Microsofties cultivate mustaches for mankind

What do Tom Selleck, truckers and scores of Microsoft employees around the world have in common?  At least for the month of November, it happens to be mustaches. And when I say that these Microsoft employees have mustaches, I don’t mean simple hairs sprouting out from under their noses. I mean money-raising, cancer-fighting magic mustaches. […]

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JobsBlog Rewind: 3 tips for getting a job in the new year

As we enter into the holiday season things tend to start slowing down with family obligations, kids having time off school and taking our own time off to recharge. It only seems fitting that we may also take some time off from a job search. But that’s not what Eugenia would say and Ineither would […]

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Microfilms challenge ‘Softies to focus

Recently Microsoft ran an employee competition challenging ‘Softies to create a short film showing why they loved working here. A really short film. I mean 10 seconds short. That’s not a lot of time to convey a lot of information, but these three contestants managed to do it and do it well. These winners are […]

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Recruiter advice: How to navigate the in-between years

When it comes to looking for a job, experience is king. So what’s a candidate to do? Especially when they are feeling “stuck in the middle”. One such person expressed that very frustration when they wrote to us and asked: There seem to be a lot of positions for people right out of college or […]

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The Baudboys: Kings of Geek A Cappella

Anybody out there know what a “baud” is? If you know, you’re a geek and – congratulations – you’ve found your way to the right blog. If you don’t know, I’ll clue you in (I myself had to consult an old friend named Wikipedia). A baud is… a unit used to measure modem speed. Obviously. […]

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Exploring the Ocean in Our Brains with Jaron Lanier

As a Microsoft employee we have access to this amazing internal website that is usually my first stop if I need anything. Whether that’s a product related question, info about the company or what’s for lunch in building 112. My favorite part of the site - no big mystery here – publishes stories about the incredible people and […]

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