How to land a job at Microsoft via Social Media

Maybe you shoot emails at recruiters like buckshot. You hope one missive amongst many will score a direct hit. Or, you passively post resumes on job boards and wait for a bite, like a fisherman dangling a baited hook. Perhaps you narrow your focus. You’re more strategic, and use social media to actively reach out.…

How early career designers shape Microsoft products

Once every 10-15 years, there’s an evolutionary leap in the software industry—a jump that isn’t as big as fish leaving the ocean for a terrestrial existence, but one that is still significant. Michael Gough, CVP of Design for the Applications and Services Group (ASG), says, “We just spent 30 years teaching people to think like…

Explore Microsoft Program

When college student Bayo Olatunji was first introduced to his school’s Microsoft recruiter, he froze. He couldn’t think of what to say. Then he opened his mouth and the following words spilled out: “Hi. I have no skills, but I want to work for you guys. What can I do?” The recruiter asked, “Do you…

Working for change from inside Microsoft

A framed photo of Albert Einstein, emblazoned with a quote, hangs in Stuart Pixley’s office. ‘I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious,’ it reads. “I fell in love with that poster,” says Pixley. Not surprising for someone who would like nothing better than to be a professional student if he wasn’t practicing…

Q&A with actress, author, and producer, Marlee Matlin

Regardless of the barriers she has faced, Marlee Matlin has refused to let the naysayers get in the way of her success. As she has stated, “The only thing I can’t do is hear. The rest is there for the taking.” Earlier this month we invited academy award winning actress, author, producer and mother, Marlee…