In the past, when I’ve been contacted by international candidates interested in working at Microsoft, I had to give rather specific directions (go here and then click there and there) on how to use our career site to apply. It seems we were a US company with some overseas offices when in reality, we are an international company headquartered in the US.
Finally, with the introduction of our new launch page on microsoft.com/careers, we’ve figured it out. Especially considering the size of overseas markets, the opportunities on those markets, our hiring in those markets…well, it’s about time. First step on our career site, you select your location of interest. Oh my inner candidate experience monitor is rejoicing (he’s very impatient).