Monthly Archives: January 2013

Microsoft hired the designer who rebranded Microsoft

Last summer, Andrew Kim decided to give Microsoft an extreme makeover. Independently, Andrew challenged himself to reinvent Microsoft’s brand in just three days. He posted the results, titled “The Next Microsoft,” on his personal website, Minimally Minimal. Having wooed recruiters with this initiative, Andrew received a job offer. This summer, he will begin designing the physical […]

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Geek Grads: How to succeed at Microsoft

One year ago, I joined Microsoft in the MACH program (Microsoft Academy for College Hires). In my first blog post, I wrote about the interview process and a bit about MACH, a two-year program in Microsoft’s SMSG (Sales, Marketing and Services Group). Six months later, in my second blog post, I described what it is like to work at […]

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Microsoft Life + Lifestyle: What are Seattle?s best neighborhoods?

Yes, Microsoft’s main campus is in Redmond, WA. Yes, there are a lot of office buildings here. But the Puget Sound area (Seattle and what we call “the Eastside”) offers many great neighborhoods, each with its own feel, its own vibe. It’s all about fit. There’s something for everyone. Where would you want to live? Consider the […]

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Geek Grads: 3 Ways to Make Your Scholarship Application Shine

The Microsoft Scholarships deadline for academic year 2013-2014 is February 1. How do you make your application get noticed? 1. Share Your Passion for Technology The Microsoft Scholarship Program awards students who are passionate about their interests in technology and are constantly striving to learn more about the industry. Make sure your application describes the […]

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Jobs in IT: What does “diversity and inclusion” mean at Microsoft?

Microsoft brings together people from around the world.  We want employees to contribute not only their passion for technology, but also the confidence that they belong. In such a huge company, how can we make sure that everybody feels at ease? Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Networks (ENs) connect people with others who share similar experiences. People […]

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Should I tell my recruiter about pending offers?

Imagine this: At the end of your job search, you have an offer—or three! What’s the best way to seal the deal, responsibly, with your employer of choice? Our recruiters give you the word on how to do it right. Yes, it’s very important that you are up-front with your recruiter. A recent experience with […]

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