Here in the States, November is a month to reflect back and give some appreciation to the people in our lives who have been with us through it all. It's also a month where, for many people, the Holiday shopping season begins and you might start thinking about some gift giving. Microsoft has a big Holiday Season approaching - with Kinect's release tomorrow and Windows Phone 7 being released throughout the next few weeks.

Your faithful bloggers here at Microsoft CSS Staffing are not immune to these inspirations and this year we would love to give back to our communities. To that end we'll be hosting a series of contests over the course of the month that involve our Twitter and Facebook pages, but we'll be announcing the contests right here on the blog too. So lots of incentive to start following us wherever we are and to throw your name into the ring to be eligible for these gifts.

The first contest starts next Wednesday - so be sure to check back then for details!

In the meantime, get caught up over at @MicrosoftCSSJob and on Facebook at Microsoft Customer Service & Support.

Right now these contests are only open to residents of the United States.