Where have all my bloggers gone?

Each day I go to my inbox with hope in my heart that someone out there wants to talk to me......  so far...... nothing but disappointment. 

Before I went on holiday I had lots of people reading and asking questions - now NOTHING!  Is it me?  What can I do to make you come back? 

I want to answer all of the questions you have about applying for a role - not only at Microsoft but in general.  I want to answer your questions about what it's like to work at Microsoft.  I want to give you advice on how to prepare for interviews and how to get your CV looking great.  I want to tell you about the roles that we recruit and the types of skills we look for.  I want to tell you about our intern program.  I want to share stuff about me - so please ask. 

I'll continue to blog and hopefully one day soon when i go into my inbox you'll be back.  Thanks JJ


Comments (10)
  1. Howard Hoy says:

    The Pink text is amusing. How about changing the text color to green? That might work.



  2. I’m here. I just sent an email with a question. I have another MS interview very soon so I hope you could get back to me fast!

  3. Julie Jani says:

    Hi Henry,

    Microsoft tends to ask a lot of these types of questions, they are logic questions and they test problem solving abilities and creative thinking. They are designed to understand how you would solve a problem that you might not have had experience with.

    I found an interesting discussion on Mathew Cossier’s blog http://weblogs.asp.net/autocrat/archive/2004/02/25/79725.aspx that discusses this exact topic – have a read, I think it will help.

    Bruce Williams “My experience with interviewing prospective Microsoft hires: problems that require logic are good. ‘trick’ problems with only one good answer are bad. I like problems that have multiple correct answers, all of which have different trade-offs that can be discussed. Ideally, I want to really draw the interviewee into the question – to engross them in it. That’s the best way to get past interview discomfort and communications issues – engage a person’s passion.”

    Hope this helps,


  4. Fantastic! To anyone reading the comments, a question I got from an MS interview was something like: "Teach me how to sail." I didn’t know how to sail. The interviewer said that it didn’t matter.

  5. William Luu says:

    Julie, don’t worry, we haven’t deserted your blog just yet 🙂

    Sometimes there may be periods of time when you don’t get many (if any) blog comments, but just keep posting, there are many readers, i’m sure!

    BlogLines says you have 15 subscribers via RSS at the moment, which is reasonable given how long the blog has been in existance.

    Also, the more you blog, the more your blog will be noticed, especially if the topic is of interest to the readers.

    Perhaps look at what Gretchen and Zoe did with their jobsblog for ideas on additional information you could blog about.

    Blogs evolve over time, and yours will definately evolve. You’ll have to take the lead with posting a few topics to get the ball rolling, and then from the feedback you receive from those posts, they can be your material for the next few blog posts.

    So don’t dispair, just keep blogging 🙂

  6. I’m just leaving a sympathy comment. You made me sad 🙁

  7. Adarsh Bhat says:

    tch tch.. Nobody values free advice

  8. I’m still reading! I would really like to hear more about the Internships within Microsoft Australia. I recently applied for one of the Developer/Platform Intern positions <http://www.microsoft.com/australia/careers/library/view.aspx?argIJobID=270&Referer=http://www.microsoft.com/australia/careers/library/default.aspx?argENatureOfPostingID=1&gt;. Please don’t be turned off by the lack of emails coming though. Keep up the great work!

  9. Anonymous says:

    What is the policy of Microsoft Australia hiring people without a university degree. Specifically when they have demonstrable experience.

  10. Julie Jani says:

    Wow – what a great response.

    Anonymous – Microsoft in Australia doesnt have a policy regarding hiring people with a University degree. We always hire the best person for the role, if they have a degree great however experience is just as important. Some of my hiring managers recently commented on this exact topic – have a read at http://weblogs.asp.net/ausjobblog/archive/2004/12/02/273533.aspx



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