Guess Who Wants My Resume

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  1. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    #1
    Don't Click Here!

    :eek:

    This is far too interesting to not toss out here. They approached me!

    I've already sent my resume in. My boggle is what the heck am I going to do if I actually score an offer!

    I'll keep you posted...
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, damn funny. But they do make things for macs, Office you know?

    So why do they want you?

    D
     
  3. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Re: Guess Who Wants My Resume

    Simple... bring it down from within... Mwhahahahahhaa!
     
  4. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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  5. boskie macrumors regular

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    Install trojans, format their c drives and place half eaten apple's as a calling cards on every desk.
     
  6. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    I really LIKE that idea!

    That sounds like a winner idea to me! Sit tight, become a sponge, vaccuum up all the tidbits of info that you can and share it with the rest of the world.

    hee hee hee! ;)
     
  7. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    -Duke

    They're very keen on my consulting experience.

    And let's be honest, they need good people. (I hope I'm a good person :D )
     
  8. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

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    supposedly a great place to work

    A buddy of mine went to work there a few years ago when the tech startup we worked for folded. It's great as long as you are a real MS employee, not one of the contractors. He loves it, lots of really smart people who are passionate about their jobs.
     
  9. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Re: supposedly a great place to work

    Too bad they have to work under the rule of Steve-o-Ballmer.

    The images still haunt me...
     
  10. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Yeah too bad thats against the law.
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    You are a good person patrick0brien! ;) Congratulations on having Microsoft requesting a resume from you, it must give you a good feeling.

    I'm sure that the job will be beneficial to your future career and resume. Keep us posted on your progress!
     
  12. jefhatfield Retired

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    Re: Re: supposedly a great place to work

    i know a couple of people who work for ms now (here in no cal and seattle area) and i could tell you the one calling the shots is not ballmer...gee...i guess it could be that guy...that we all fondly know as...oh, no...i can't mention his name here on these forums ;)

    but anyway, working for ms can't be a bad thing...you get real IT experience and ms is no longer apple's arch enemy anymore...only that now ms has won the game and has the reputation as the high tech field's 800 lb. gorilla, their low pay for the job title you get...as compared to other companies much less well known...has given the company the name "microserf" by its own employees...take from that what you can figure out

    but apple is not known for their high pay either and there are a lot of highly paid people who work in and around silicon valley who once worked for apple and they have a similar attitude..."Hey, you work for apple, therefore, we can pay you way less...for the experience you are getting"

    go to ms for the experience and do not pay that much attention to what they pay...your ms mark on your resume can help you land a "really" lucrative job worth your skills somewhere else someday

    i have my undergrad bachelor's degree in hr and used to work for uncle sam looking over resumes, so PM me with your info and i can give you some tips

    one thing...keep it to one page...not matter what...and good luck:D
     
  13. shadowfax macrumors 603

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  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Oh hell yes, nah how about something they really would get steamed about, maybe something about Longhorn or heck
    The 1024 Bit X-Box encryption! :eek:

    Hehe, M$ aint that bad, as long as you work for the M$ MacBU. (business unit)

    ahh
     
  16. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Re: Re: Re: supposedly a great place to work

    -jef

    I understand this sentiment. However, my resume takes no less than exactly two, and I will not pare it down for the likes of them. If they can't take it, oh, well. I will not compromise myself for a job, because that leads to other compromises.

    I will stand on my own two feet.

    Jef, I hope you don't think I am angry at you at all, I appreciate your tips and advice. I for one, from the world of companys bigger (yes bigger) than MS, knows the importance of sticking to one's guns.

    Probably. But I've nothing to hide. :D
     
  17. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: supposedly a great place to work

    wait till we dig out the dirt when they contact us about all those PMs you "haven't" been sending us.... :p :p :p
     
  18. scem0 macrumors 604

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    change all the 'endl's to end1's and mess around with brackets.

    ^^ 2 annoying things to fix ^^ :)
     
  19. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    I know! I know! I know!

    Get in good with the Office development team for Windoze, and then when they're about to ship the darn thing make certain that the default fonts for each application is 18pt (really childlike and cartoony) and a really unusual font at that!

    Additionally, intercept memos meant for the the Windoze Office team regarding possible upgrades and new bells and whistles for the Windoze-only version, and make altered duplicate memos to send to the Mac Ofice Business unit instead.

    Heck, why not reverse the annoying childish practices M$ has been pulling on Apple users for these last few years?

    :D
     
  20. jefhatfield Retired

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: supposedly a great place to work

    good luck anyway...there is no "one" way to land a job anywhere

    i have known people who landed jobs with 2 pagers and some with no resume:D
     
  21. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    In the past couple of years 2-page resumes have caught on to some extent. For the sake of presentation, consider going double-sided... on heavier weight paper.

    sorry, i do this sort of thing for a living :)

    anyway, as to the job, i say go for it. if nothing else, you'll have valuable insight into one of the biggest influences in the industry... good or bad...

    plus, think of how good that wil look on a resume... maybe it'll land you a job at apple :)

    plus, it'd be interesting to have a MS employee around the boards... if they didn't assimilate you...

    :)
    pnw
     
  22. patrick0brien thread starter macrumors 68040

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    -Heck no!

    I've had Apples since the ][ Plus.

    Resistance is not futile! (I hope :D )
     
  23. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Hopefully they will put you on a project that will support Apple. They may want to take advantage your knowledge in that area!
     
  24. jefhatfield Retired

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    don't succumb...you know bill gates IS darth vader;)

    may the force be with you
     
  25. GeneR macrumors 6502a

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    Don't you mean...

    Don't you mean "Darth Vader is Bill Gates"?

    ;)
     

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