How to Get a Job At Microsoft Part II: Writing an Awesome Resume

by Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist Over the past few months I visited nine college campuses, attended three conferences and conducted a hand-full of job interviews, and in the process I’ve seen scores of resumes.  One thing I’ve been impressed with is how awful most of them are.  I realize that I…


Microsoft Division in US is More Cost-Effective than India – And They Are Hiring!

In 2000 Microsoft acquired the Great Plains software company in Fargo, North Dakota.  At the time, many of the 1,200 employees felt their days were numbered, and that eventually Microsoft would take the software, move development to Redmond, and close down the Great Plains office.  Since then, the folks in Fargo have shown Microsoft that not all great…


Engineering Summer Camp for Middle School & High School Kids with Results!

New Mexico State University – Las Cruces (NMSU) recently invited me to give an IT Careers talk at their Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (PREP) for Jr. High/Middle School and High School Students.  NMSU’s PREP program is a five-week academically-intense summer program for pre-college students who have demonstrated academic achievment.  Average enrollment each summer is about 150 students….