Monthly Archives: January 2012

International Development Center Series: Norway

In my last post I mentioned that we would be touring the globe visiting some of our international development centers. Our first stop: Oslo, Norway. Take a moment to find out more about one of the ‘Softies that works at this location and what he works on. Some pretty interesting stuff happens on our campuses [...]

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The best way to list skills on your resume

Dear JobsBlog: I’ve done it before, and I’ve seen it in virtually every resume that I come across. But let’s put the question to rest. What is your take on the famous “list of skills” like: “Programming lauguages: C#, Java, C++ Software Design: UML, Merise Services and Hosting: Web Services, WCF, OData, Windows Azure platform.” [...]

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The Fastest Engineer in Hyderabad

Geek in question: Steve Kaplan Job title: Program Manager at Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC) in Hyderabad. Other titles: Runner. Marathoner. The fastest engineer at the MSIDC. Upon shipping CRM 2011, Steve Kaplan sat at his desk at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond pondering his next step. A few months later, he logged in from his new desk at Microsoft’s India Development Center [...]

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Microsoft International Development Centers

I’ve got good news for International job seekers interested in Microsoft software development opportunities, but not ready to relocate Stateside: we have jobs in the places you live! This is the first in a series to showcase some of our global development centers and development teams. They are working on a wide variety of different [...]

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Translating Military Experience to Real World Jobs

Sometimes we get questions that even our expert staff needs a little extra help. We are very lucky that we have so many talented recruiters at Microsoft to draw from. Today we have a special guest post from Joe Wallis who agreed to help us out with this question from a reader. Dear JobsBlog: I will [...]

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Good Science’s Shannon Loftis: Gaming as critical work

Geek in question: Shannon Loftis Job title: Studio Head – Good Science Studio Shannon Loftis can barely walk ten steps on campus without someone waving to her, saying hello or shouting her name. Since starting as a temp at Microsoft in 1992, Shannon has spent almost 20 years rising through the ranks of gaming and making more [...]

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