Monthly Archives: October 2012

Women in IT: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ilyse Wagner, an analytics program managerin CSS, is a mother of three who balances her career and family with finesse. The shock of breast cancer shattered that sense of well-being. Thankfully Ilyse is now cancer-free. Ilyse talked with JobsBlog about how Microsoft’s benefits and people made an impact in her recovery. When you found a [...]

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Women in IT: How to negotiate a job offer

Two weeks ago I shared my experience attending the Grace Hopper conference – and how it was the first time in my career I was part of the majority, rather than the minority. Last week, in an article titled “Knowing our Value,” I talked about the one distinct way women are very different from men. [...]

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Dear JobsBlog: What makes Microsoft unique?

As a Microsoft recruiter, I’m often asked this question when I’m traveling to campus. In my post today, I’ll share how I typically respond. It’s hard to describe the “Microsoft culture” as a singular thing. With more than 90,000 employees located around the world, each business group and subsidiary will kind of have its own [...]

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Women in IT: Knowing our Value

Last week I shared my experience as a woman in technology attending the Grace Hopper conference. I promised to share the one distinct way, when it comes to landing that dream job, women are very different from men. And it’s the one thing that’s holding us back from achieving all that’s possible in our careers. When it [...]

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Jobs in IT: Geek Out with Hot Tech Jobs at Cosmos

You have heard of Hadoop, you have heard of Google File System (GFS) and Map Reduce, but have you heard of the Cosmos System and how Microsoft depends on it for our big data needs? Cosmos is our blend of herbs and spices that keep some of the world’s most popular services running, scalable and [...]

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Women in IT: My experience at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

I attended the Grace Hopper conference in Baltimore last week; it’s the largest global conference for recruiting technical women. It was such an honor to participate, represent Microsoft and network with other women. I have spent most of my nearly 20-year career working as a woman in technology. Not as a developer, but rather, as [...]

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