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I like microsoft and designing #Microsoft

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Justin’s Answer

Microsoft is a huge company with lots of different areas of specialization. so the first question you want to ask yourself is, what types of technology do I want to work in, and what skills do I want to develop?

One way to get started is to go to Microsoft's job site and start reading descriptions to understand what's required for different job titles, and how they fit to your skills and interests. That will help you narrow down the options.

Once you have a more specific idea of what you want, you can start to identify how to develop the skills you need, whether it is from formal education, online or learning by doing.

Finally, it's a great idea to interview as often as possible - as you do interviews you will get a much better sense of what the employer is looking for and how they describe the company, strategy, priorities and what success looks like at Microsoft.
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Teju’s Answer

Hey Mason,

I worked at Microsoft for about 5 years, and enjoyed my time there. As you probably already know, it's a very large company (over 100,000) employees, so there are jobs across so many different functions - Engineering, Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Services, etc. My advice is to first really understand what you're interested in - you mentioned design, but that could also mean many different things - Product design, graphic design, web design etc. There's a lot of jobs for all of these, so don't worry!

Microsoft does a good job of reaching out to schools, colleges and universities for recruiting and events. I'd suggest seeking out some of these opportunities so that you can meet and talk to folks that work there and get a sense of what's it's like to work at Microsoft. There's a lot you can do right now to make your resume stand out - work on design specific side projects, seek out internship opportunities, seek leadership positions at different organizations at your school. It's a competitive industry so do what you can to stand out! Good luck!

Teju recommends the following next steps:

Start to figure out how to make your resume stand out amongst the others - a great way to do this is side projects that you would be proud to share in an interview
Seek out recruiting events where Microsoft is attending - this one may be a little harder, but you should be able to find them at universities in your area
Seek out internship opportunities in the type of work you're interested in.
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Eula’s Answer

Dear Mason C.


Microsoft is one of the best known and largest companies of the world.

It is famous for windows, and I myself was one of the first ones to acquire it back in 1997.

but it was founded much earlier in 1975.


What Microsoft does is support businesses around the world through their technology.

You may want to know that Microsoft has 131.300 (one hundred and thirty one thousand and three hundred employees) in more than 121 countries. 77,829 in the US alone.

What exactly would you like to do there?


It has many departments to work in: from software development and engineering, to business development, corporate affairs, finances, human resources, marketing and so many other smaller units within these.

Its contributions to the world and society is innumerable for it has changed the way that people interact and paved the way for long distance communications. There is still much more to come in the future and you will be the one to take the lead in this.


Are you brainy and can focus your attention well?

Do you like technology and cannot live without it?

Can you understand complex issues involving numbers?

The main question to ask yourself. Why are you so passionate about Microsoft?


I did just a basic search for you, check the links below.


Let me know if this helped. OK Mason.





Eula recommends the following next steps:

Please visit this site and read more about MICROSOFT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft
Visit this site to find out some interesting facts about microsoft https://news.microsoft.com/facts-about-microsoft/
Try to call Microsoft and speak to Satya Nadella (Microsoft) or Sundar Pichai, (from Google) and ask them for a job. Be bold and I am sure he will be glad to give you advice on what things you should do to work there or perhaps invite you. He started when he was merely 25 years old.
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Phillip’s Answer

I worked for MSFT for many years. It's a very different company now - very mature, large, global footprint, etc. I think it's a great place to start a career and grow into a true professional - you'll learn what it's like to design/build/operate software systems that impact millions (perhaps billions) of users.

There are many different roles at Microsoft - some more technical than others. If you are wanting to become a software developer, I'd recommend:

1) Take a computer science curriculum in college. Study hard in school and get good grades. Microsoft isn't nearly as selective as in the past, but the right educational background still counts for a lot.

2) Get active in an open source project. Make a significant impact there. It's great to have a portfolio of work you can point to, even as a college grad.

3) Work with your college recruiting organization. Most colleges have relationships with major employers and Microsoft may be coming to your campus soon!

4) . Network! Meet people in the industry. Try to connect with a few folks at MSFT via LinkedIn. Nurture those relationships.

5) . Don't be picky. Your first job at Microsoft is really just a way to get your foot in the door. Your career and compensation will grow over time. You'll have many opportunities to switch to another position at Microsoft, if that is what you want to do.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Phillip recommends the following next steps:

1) Take a computer science curriculum in college. Study hard in school and get good grades. Microsoft isn't nearly as selective as in the past, but the right educational background still counts for a lot.
2) Get active in an open source project. Make a significant impact there. It's great to have a portfolio of work you can point to, even as a college grad.
3) Work with your college recruiting organization. Most colleges have relationships with major employers and Microsoft may be coming to your campus soon!
4) . Network! Meet people in the industry. Try to connect with a few folks at MSFT via LinkedIn. Nurture those relationships.
5) . Don't be picky.
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Satish’s Answer

Glad to hear your about your aspiration. Couple of advise that I received from my mentor, do you want to join a company for what it is today or do you want to join a company for aligning your core strengths to what the company and its subordinates are looking for. My mentor always says " Keep your options open, you never know who might need your skills" - Every step is a success and exploring options are the great way to success. Microsoft is a great place to start !

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