Tech professionals job hop so much is often because they get bored. They’re looking for a new challenge, or to just do something different. Tina Kettell, staffing manager for Microsoft, pitches that you can get the same experience simply by working at Microsoft in Silicon Valley.
The company’s Silicon Valley office is the only place outside of Redmond where all the divisions of Microsoft are represented. That means you can come to work on one project and easily leave and jump to another project such as Skype, Hotmail, Xbox, the entertainment division, Silicon Hardware, Media Room (the TV business), or Server and Tools.
The company encourages you to jump between divisions as its wants staffers to take what they’ve learned from one group and bring it to another, Kettell says. It’s an attitude that pretty much defines everyone in the valley. “We don’t hire people to just do the same thing over and over.”
She’s looking for people who have intelligence, horsepower and a desire to break the edges. You’ll need to show passion for Microsoft products and a desire to want to mess with them. Bascially, the company wants people who are excited about getting involved.
“Whatever your technical background is come and give us a conversation,” Kettell says.