Thursday 22 December 2011

Microsoft gives YOU an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

I have great news! It seems my series is going to be put to work at last! It’s rather fortunate that I got it done just in time for this AWESOME opportunity ;)

Are you a student from the MEA region who’s graduating this year (well, even if you’ve recently graduated, I think you should go for it. Worked for me ;) )? Are you ready to have the exact same opportunity I had? DO YOU WANT TO WORK FOR MICROSOFT?! Of course YOU DO ;)

Anyways, enough with me rambling, and let’s cut to the chase. Here’s the announcement:

What fuels your passion?

Deciding where to start your career can be as nerve-wracking as it is exciting. Maybe you don’t know exactly what you want to do. Maybe you don’t even have a technology background. Fortunately, Microsoft will help you to build a career that evolves along with your interests and passions.

Jump right in to the deep end

That’s a phrase we hear a lot from people during their first week at Microsoft. And with good reason. From day one, you’ll plunge headfirst into engaging, meaningful projects. Your team members and managers will help you get up-to-speed in no time. It’s a thrilling way to start your career—and it’s only the beginning. Now take the first step.
Visit our website at
to learn more about our
Full-Time & Internship Software Development and Software Development in Test Positions
Apply by January 15 to be considered for our
Dubai Interview Event
March 5-8, 2012

Important information:

  • Information on applying, Microsoft Benefits, including complete relocation, US work visa sponsorship and other perks are available at
  • University recruiters at Microsoft review resumes with the following topical areas in mind:
    1. Academic Record, 
    2. Relevant Work Experience,
    3. Leadership 
  • Please note we are seeking Software Development Full Time & Intern candidates. NOTE:Full Time candidates must be graduating Dec. 2011 – August 2012. Candidates with graduation dates after August 2012 would be considered for internships.
  • Travel & Accommodations will be covered by Microsoft


So, many people keep asking the same question: “How do we apply?!”, which, I have to admit, is a very valid question. Here’s the answer:
  1. Go to the website:
  2. Explore the opportunities under
  3. Click “>> APPLY NOW” which is in the “orange box” in the left side.
  4. Follow the steps to complete your application.

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Landing a Job At Microsoft, Part3: The In-Person Interview, Impress Them!

I know it’s been a while since the first 2 posts, but I’m finally getting around to writing the 3rd part of this series, which I hope is helping you, dear reader, to prepare yourself to get your dream job ;)

So, after writing your rock star resume, and after making a great first impression in your phone interview, you should be asked to do an in-person interview, or rather in-person interviews (as I had 4 of them ;) ). This is what you’ve been working for in the first two steps of the process. An opportunity to tell your story in your own words, to demonstrate your skills, to meet the people involved and to ask any questions YOU have.