Monthly Archives: April 2013

University students and graduates, if you missed us in the fall

Spring means graduation is just around the corner. We visited campuses last fall, and we’ve hired great candidates to join us. But some students are approaching graduation without a job. We understand that you’ve had your head down studying hard. We’re sorry we missed you on campus, but we still want to meet you. You […]

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Seattle vs. Silicon Valley start-ups

Entrepreneurs and innovators widely recognize Silicon Valley as the most important location worldwide for technology product development.   Because Microsoft also recognizes the importance of Silicon Valley, more than 3,000 employees work on several teams located there.  With so many opportunities, why would new tech grads choose to start a career at Microsoft – especially when the job is outside […]

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Why personal branding matters

As a job seeker or someone who is seeking industry notoriety, you need to build an established, tactful, and wholesome brand.  The tactful part is up to you–as you know, there are always folks who love to push the envelope. Bing recruits and hires a wide variety of talent.  For any role, a dream candidate […]

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The importance of personal branding – How to represent yourself

On the Windows Services team, we hire a lot of SDETs (Software Development Engineers in Test).  Since SDETs at Microsoft are software engineers who love to break things and solve big problems, it is important that they can demonstrate their ability to code, as well as their passion for problem-solving and technology.  If even one […]

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7 Reasons to Hack – Hackathons help you build your network

“Hackathons are the perfect environment for improving your programming skills, developing that idea you’ve been wanting to work on, and meeting like-minded people who may become your co-founders,”says Kathleen Warner, president of Innoblue, a student-run idea incubator at Penn State University and frequent hackathon host.  “With just 24 hours, students are forcing creativity and collaboration to happen.”   […]

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Nothing beats working on Windows – WinSE ships code every month!

We were recently introduced to Kory. Fascinated by his journey from Microsoft to startup, back to Microsoft – we asked him to share what he learned and why he came back. His answer: “I looked at opportunities at several companies around the area, and they all had something in common: None of them provided the […]

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