Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jobs in IT: The Hottest New Careers in Tech

My past posts on “top tech majors” created a lot of discussion on what is truly next. It has been a few years and the world of search, online advertising, mobile, and distributed computing have grown and matured. Through this growth we have seen the rise of even more specific talent needs. Check out my […]

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Jobs in IT: How you can create the future at Microsoft

Microsoftie in question: David Heckerman Job title: Senior Director, eScience Research Group, Microsoft Research David Heckerman is a pioneering medical researcher, but his office is not at a hospital, lab or university campus. For the last 20 years, Dr. Heckerman has worked for Microsoft Research (MSR). Heckerman uses graphical models for data analysis and visualization […]

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Women in IT: What surprised a new employee about Microsoft

After her first month as a Principal Platform Specialist at Microsoft in San Francisco, Jessie Gertz sat down to do a series of video interviews about her experiences thus far. Check out our second video where Jessie explains what most surprised her about working at Microsoft – from the breadth and depth of opportunity to […]

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Geek Graduates: Internships at Microsoft – Why come here?

Careers in computer science are fast paced and competitive. And employment for software developers is one of the fastest growing occupations this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. College students in computer science and related fields are no doubt watching these statistics and devising a plan for future employment! There is more than one way […]

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Dear JobsBlog: Which role at Microsoft is the best for me

Dear JobsBlog:  Help! I am not sure which of the three core engineering disciplines would be the best fit for me: Software Development Engineer (SDE), Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) or Program Manager (PM)? Can you please provide some insight?  -Facing Big Decisions Dear Big Decisions: There is no easy answer here. The reason is […]

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Geek Graduates: Top 3 tips for getting the most out of your internship

Over the next few days and weeks, hundreds of interns will be wrapping up their time at Microsoft and heading back to universities across the country for the next academic year. Recruiters and students say an internship is the best way to get real world experience and better their chances for future employment. In fact, […]

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