I'm back.....

It’s been a long time since I last blogged and so much has happened. James has moved on and we are expecting a new manager in the next couple of weeks – more on that later. We have a new recruiter on board – Catherine Summers (I’ll get her to introduce herself in the next couple of days).

We are recruiting like crazy and that’s one of the reasons I haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like (I know not a very good reason). I had a look at Gretchen’s Jobsblog site today and I’ve noticed that they have a number of new people contributing to the blog – I’m going to have to get Finuala and Catherine on board to share some of their recruiting expertise.

For recent university and MBA grads we’ve introduced a new Program – MACH – Microsoft Academy of College Hires.

What is Microsoft Academic College Hires (MACH)?

MACH is an accelerated career development program designed to recruit and hire high-potential new graduates from around the world, and cultivate them as passionate, innovative talent for the Microsoft Sales, Marketing and Services Group (SMSG).

This holistic program provides top graduates with the practical skills and business acumen they need to quickly take on active SMSG roles at Microsoft. Each year, SMSG invites a select group of undergraduate and MBA hires to participate in a two-year “on-boarding” development program. Candidates are hired into full-time positions throughout the company and receive supplemental MACH training and mentoring to help them realize their full potential.

MACH Hires/Candidates Profile

Hired directly from a higher academic institution who has recently earned an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree. Candidates for the MACH program should have graduated within the past year and should have less then five years of “real world” experience, including internships.

We have recently hired 4 MACH employees for ANZ and we expect to be recruiting more in November. We have a position for an inside account manager based in Victoria. If you’re interested or would like more information apply directly through gr8hire@microsoft.com or our careers site.

We expect to be recruiting a number of new positions over the next couple of months so keep an eye on our careers site and on my blog as I’ll be posting more about our open positions in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks JJ [:D][:)]