Insane hiring Policy

AT&T MsdR32
Aug 31 13 Comments

An acquaintance works at Microsoft and referred me to a recruiter. I have them my resume, which shows I've worked as a Software Engineer for 4+ years. A year ago I also started a part time Master's, taking 1 class at a time (OMSCS). The recruiter says they can't help me at all because I'm a student and must use their student portal, no exceptions.

So, I apply to a student portal job I'm completely qualified for - but it had a question about whether I'm going to graduate within a year, and I truthfully marked No.

I got a rejection saying I'm unqualified for the position, and I'm pretty sure it's because of my response to that question.

TLDR:
1. Can't apply to regular MSFT positions because I'm 1/2 way through a master's.
2. Can't apply to MSFT student positions because I'm more than 1 yr aware from graduation.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Why would you even mention the OMSCS? As soon as you applied through the student portal, your 4+ yoe became 0 yoe.
    Aug 31 8
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      Big, big mistake. Tons of my friends and coworkers work at FANG as SWEs without CS degrees, having a degree alone is sufficient.
      Aug 31
    • AT&T MsdR32
      OP
      I'd love to say your wrong OwO, but emperically you look correct. Thanks for your input (even though I disagree and thinks it's wrong - I may be wrong myself...)
      Aug 31
    • Google / Mgmt Bingpot
      I have no degree. 🤷 But I was an industry hire.
      Aug 31
    • Apple ca372jf275
      With 4 YOE @att would have been an industry hire too
      Sep 1
    • Apple bogle
      so she made you apply as a student even though your MSCS was part time and you were a full time SWE looking for full time work? wtf, why wouldnt she let you apply as a full time SWE
      Oct 17
  • Microsoft orki
    Are you currently employed ?
    Aug 31 1
    • AT&T MsdR32
      OP
      Yes, full time for more than 4 years as a software engineer.
      Aug 31
  • Microsoft mmddyyy
    University recruiting is generally a separate department.

    If you are doing a legitimate/ respectable masters, talk to your careers department.
    Aug 31 1
    • AT&T MsdR32
      OP
      Wasn't really looking for a new job, but a friend highly suggested I interview at MSFT. Figured might as well give it a shot (or at least try)
      Aug 31

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