Monthly Archives: May 2013

What's Microsoft really like? – Our interns find out for themselves

As an intern, you want to launch your full-time career. You want your work to have an impact. So why not make your 12 sunshine-y weeks a stellar career preparation, a coveted peek at the real deal—AND a blast? Our My Intern Life videos highlight the experiences of real Microsoft interns. They offer a window [...]

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Employee writes 5-star book

SRIDHAR PODURI, a PM with the Reader team at MSDIC (Microsoft India Development Center), recently published his first book, Modern C++ and Windows Store apps.The book is selling on Amazon—with a 5-star rating. When Microsoft Library ordered some copies for the Redmond campus, it quickly went onto the waitlist, with 24 employees waiting their turn. [...]

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Meet 5 women leaders

Microsoft 4Afrika initiative celebrates change   By:  Whitney Cubbison The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is a new effort through which Microsoft is actively engaging in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. It focuses on three pillars: innovation, skills and access. In honor of Africa Day (May 25), we are delighted to introduce you to [...]

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How to use your internship to prepare for a full-time career

With summer right around the corner, many of you are preparing for an exciting internship. While you’re doing everything to make the most of it, here are some tips that will also help you leverage your summer experience to prepare for your full-time career: Learn from industry experts During your internship you’€™ll be working side-by-side [...]

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How to land a sales, marketing and services job at Microsoft

Personal branding and Search: How does this help you land a job at Microsoft, you ask?  Good question.   In this post, I will map out a three-step formula for you that will increase your chances tenfold.  However, it comes with a disclaimer: “This formula requires work.” So if you are not really, really, serious [...]

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Resume Power Words Part II: 5 ways to strengthen a weak CV

1. DON’T speak in the passive language. DO use words that show impact. Rewrite statements that convey any trace of back-seat driving. Instead: Amplify your leadership experience. “When I’m reviewing a resume I’ll sometimes take caution when someone suggests that they played the role of an almost passive observer, less involved in leading solutions to [...]

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