Did you know we have a careers newsletter?

OK, trying not to sound like too much of a corporate flack here, but I figured that many of you could be interested in this but perhaps didn't know about it. We publish a monthly newsletter with info about career management and job search strategies, Microsoft's people and businesses and events where we will be recruiting. It's not specific to any particular profession at Microsoft and even links back here on occasion.

If it's something of interest to you, you can sign up here.

Comments (4)

  1. NativeWizdom says:

    Do you need a hotmail account to get the newsletter?


    -Native Wizdom

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    I think you have to sign in with a passport ID (which is your hotmail address if you have one), but you can create one on the site. It’s super easy.

  3. crawdad13 says:

    That’s 3 times I have signed up for the infamous newsletter and still have yet to receive a copy.  I also signed up for email alerts for specific jobs but those have stopped now too.  I used to go back in periodically and re sign-up, but half the time I got booted in the middle of the process, so now I just don’t bother.  

    At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter anyway since the public "careers" website is SERIOUSLY brutal.  The taxonomy is unbelievably confusing – god help me if I want to search for a Marketing position serving a specific industry.  Honestly, You ever try looking up marketing jobs on the site?  It is painful.

    There should be a completely different site dedicated to actually defining what each job title means for each group.  Clearly, when jobs are being added, not enough thought is going into the person who might be perfect for the job and is searching the site.

    Actually, the best solution would be for each job to have its own unique (external) title.  Then you could just scrap the whole site and put everything on Craigslist.  Really, hiring managers would be forced to sit in a special room for 30 minutes and do nothing but write exactly what the job entails, (with NO ACRONYMS) what the incumbent can expect to be doing on a day-to-day basis, what kind of team they will be working with and a realistic set of skills needed to do the job.  Then they could just riff a little bit about what the job is really like (no corporate propaganda)

    Maybe you could do a pilot program for this idea on the MS campus in Theory Arizona — You know…Theory…The place where everything works (even communism works in Theory)

  4. HeatherLeigh says:

    I agree with you on the taxonomy. Yes, I have tried looking up jobs on the site. I always recommend that people just use keywords to search. The titles often don’t mean much.

    I’ll check with the hiring managers about them all going to a special room. They just sit around the corner from me 😉

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