Working for Microsoft, how to get in

ChemPoint xwingr1
Nov 4, 2017 17 Comments

Hello all, looking for advice or explanation. I had tried a couple of times, different years, different openings to get a job at Microsoft. I have friends who helped me getting my resume inside so a "recruiter" could help me.

So far, nothing happened, not even a follow up from the recruiter, not an email, or a phone call....response:=null

Is it really hard to get in...? Are they looking for keywords in your resume..? Or simply I am too old for them..? I have over 25 years of experience as SE, securoty, networking, etc...your advice will be appreciated it.

May thr Force be with you.

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Intel outlier
    Be passionate about Bing and enterprise software.
    Nov 4, 2017 2
    • Microsoft kingkung
      You don't have to be passionate about Bing at all
      Nov 4, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      uSMU42

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      uSMU42more
      I've won several of those Bing giveaway contests, does that help?
      Dec 1, 2017
  • Microsoft SHug34
    Despite all the hate on blind for Microsoft, it’s still a top tier company and is not at all easy to get into. However, with your experience you should at the very least get an interview - good luck!
    Nov 4, 2017 2
    • ChemPoint xwingr1
      OP
      Thank you..
      Nov 4, 2017
    • Facebook public
      Lol
      Nov 5, 2017
  • Microsoft Jim Raynor
    Referrals should send resume to hiring manager. Skip recruiters.
    Nov 5, 2017 1
  • Microsoft / Sales DaNo
    Ur LinkedIn profile is more important than ur resume, be sure it looks impressive
    Nov 4, 2017 1
    • ChemPoint xwingr1
      OP
      Good idea....thanks for the heads up..
      Nov 4, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng DadeMurphy
    Recruiting process is shit, it is very hard to get them to evaluate referrals. If there is an opening in any of the teams where you know people, it should be easy to get an interview
    Nov 4, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Pikaboo
    I submitted several referrals to MS and none of my candidates have been selected. I was really surprised because one of my referrals had a ton of industry experience, a CS degree, a master degree and an MBA from a top school.
    Nov 4, 2017 0
  • New / Eng
    hiskyliu

    New Eng

    PRE
    Electronic Arts
    hiskyliumore
    Linkedin profile. Most of time I got interview messages from MS and other tech companies via LinkedIn
    Nov 14, 2017 0
  • F5 Networks / Sales
    RedSpectre

    F5 Networks Sales

    PRE
    Microsoft
    BIO
    A spectre is haunting Blind (U+262D)
    RedSpectremore
    I wish you good luck, because you need to get out of ChemPoint as fast as you can.
    Nov 6, 2017 0
  • Intel trabando
    MS recruiter reached out to me, I was not interested in working for MS at all but sent my resume for fun. 8 teams were interested in interviewing me and all jobs were complete mismatch for my background. I did phone screen for fun and was invited for on-site and since I fancied a free trip to Seattle I accepted. Enjoyed Redmond, toured MS offices, had interview practice, wined and dined, all paid for by MS 😃. Hiring manager said my background did not match what he was looking for 😂.
    Nov 4, 2017 0
  • Microsoft KenyaWest
    It's probably your age. The tech industry is ageist l
    Nov 4, 2017 0
  • Microsoft zGU5h1
    make ur own website
    Nov 4, 2017 0

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