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?
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.