Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dear JobsBlog: What should I title my resume?

As a job-seeker, you’ve read and read about what makes a resume effective.  But here’s what you may not know: The actual title of your resume introduces you to recruiters. It’s just one line in a Build Your Resume/CV field, but looks can be deceiving. You’ve got to craft this message: It’s make-or-break time. Here, […]

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Lifestyle: The game-changing power of technology

How Microsoft helped this developer launch a better life Many kids from disadvantaged backgrounds see sports as the ticket out of poverty. As a child, Robert Person loved computers, and technology provided the opportunity to pursue an exciting career and a better life. Now a Bing SDE (software development engineer), Robert looks to inspire and […]

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Jobs in IT: How to get a job at Microsoft

We asked Surface RT Product Marketing Manager Jack Cowett: What advice would you give a Microsoft job candidate? To ace your Microsoft interview and succeed on the job, read Jack’s must-do “how to.” In Jack’s own words: The best advice I can give a possible recruit: Be intellectually curious and brutally honest. Let me expand […]

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Jobs in IT: What might surprise you about Microsoft

Before he joined Microsoft, Montana native and avid outdoorsman Jack Cowett planned a career in the fly-fishing industry. With little information about what lay ahead, Jack took a chance.  Ultimately, he joined the Surface team, landing a tech job instead—and a new life. Thinking of Jack’s decision, we asked: “You didn’t think you would ever consider […]

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Lifestyle: Celebrating love on Valentine's Day

One Microsoft couple shares how they met, married, and travel around the globe At Microsoft, we have a passion for technology. And sometimes, passion for a special person can happen where you least expect it: at work. Everybody loves a little sizzle. So we asked our social networks to share their tales of Microsoft romance. […]

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Jobs in IT: Surface marketer Jack Cowett declined his “dream job” for Microsoft

Jack Cowett never considered a job at Microsoft. A Montana native, this MBA grad landed his “dream job,” a position he coveted, in the fly-fishing industry. But instead of saying yes, Jack accepted our offer—without even knowing the actual role. Now the product marketing manager for Surface RT, Jack chose a road he had never […]

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