I've said before that I don't think Microsoft uses it's own employees enough in it's advertising, especially it's recruitment advertising. We know the value of humanizing a brand through blogging (and the fact that some people are surprised that someone like me, or any MS employee, is nice or answers e-mail just...um...surpises me!), but I think there's an opportunity to do it through more traditional advertising media as well. I wanted to highlight a couple of people profiles that appear on our career page. I was reading our careers newsletter today and one jumped out at me because I was involved in her hire. You can ding me for blatant advertising, but if I didn't think our people were awesome, I wouldn't be here (and really that goes for any recruiter). And, well, I don't allow advertising on my blog (for obvious reasons), so consider this my advertising.

Marketing

Dametra...I recruited Dametra at a national conference (and our MBA recruiting team hired her). It may have felt more like stalking to her ; ) I knew she was right for Microsoft right away!

Sal

Heather

Bill

Karishma

Marielena

Mario

Chris

Cindy (Cindy has worked on some of the coolest marketing at Microsoft)

Scott (I used to support Scott...I'm a fan)

Hugo

 

Finance

James

Dianne

Susan

Julie

Tim

 

Before anyone asks, no they didn't ask me to be profiled for the site, so I created my own...this blog (OK, so that wasn't really what made me start the blog, but I guess it accomplishes some of the same things)