Applying to MS - silence.

Intel / Eng korosuke
Dec 10, 2018 12 Comments

I’ve gotten referrals, talked to recruiters on LinkedIn, applied to multiple positions on the website...nada. What gives? Do I need to hit the right keywords on my resume to have any chance of hearing back from Microsoft?

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  • Axtria BlindPts
    MS hiring is bullshit. Just change the city on your resume to Seattle and see them contact you. Once they do, just mention that you were in Seattle temporarily and would need relocation since your current city is not Seattle. This trick has worked for several people I know, referrals didn't.
    Dec 10, 2018 1
  • Microsoft cJWp73
    Need to hit the right demographic
    Dec 10, 2018 2
    • Intel / Eng korosuke
      OP
      So... don’t fill out race and gender questions?
      Dec 10, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      SteveIrwin

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Google
      SteveIrwinmore
      Just identify as whichever one you want :)
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Microsoft The PFJ
    Be smarter
    Dec 10, 2018 1
    • Intel / Eng korosuke
      OP
      Trying!
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Amazon / Mgmt KYuG83
    They are very very slow. And it is December.
    Dec 10, 2018 1
    • Intel / Eng korosuke
      OP
      No kidding. Guess I just need to wait.
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Microsoft X9pl12
    You need the hiring manager to bug the heck out of the recruiters. That worked in my case.
    Dec 10, 2018 1
    • Intel / Eng korosuke
      OP
      That sounds really backwards. Unfortunately don’t have any HM contacts..
      Dec 10, 2018
  • Cerner XLdG63
    It's random. I applied to MS in Oct, application was rejected. Literally weeks later in November a MS recruiter reached out for interview, I declined as I had already accepted another offer.
    Dec 10, 2018 0