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Interviewing at Microsoft – Part 2




For the record I was never asked this question by Microsoft. Cartoon used with permission of www.SavageChickens.com

Part II: The Day of the Interview. I got to the Microsoft lobby about 10 minutes early. After a somewhat anxious period of waiting in the reception room, I began the interview loop.  I ended up interviewing with five people – some were managers, some were peers and some were dotted-line managers with whom I’d be working with as part of a matrixed organization. (read Part I here)

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You Know You’re a Geek When….




A Geek hat like this comes in handy in those cold server rooms.

It was pointed out to me recently that I am a geek. Of course this was something I already knew. And I’m okay with that. “Hi, My name is Thom and I’m a geek.” But I like to think of myself as a geek that is at least marginally socially aware as well being somewhat self-aware. No doubt, my friends and family can offer differing opinions on this topic.

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Interviewing at Microsoft – Part 1




As some of you know, I recently accepted a position with Microsoft as an Account Technology Strategist. I blogged about my interviewing experience and it’s been posted on the Microsoft Careers Jobs Blog. The beginning of the post is below including the jump.

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What’s a Babson MBA Worth?




Weigh your decision carefully when choosing your MBA program.

Will a Babson MBA be worth it? I don’t know whether it will be worth it for you, but I do know the Babson Fast Track MBA was absolutely worth it for me. It was worth the substantial financial investment. It was worth the countless hours of studying and work. It was worth the sacrifices, both my own as well as those made by my family.

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Return of the CLMs




As the saying goes, if something is working why stop doing it? The topic of CLMs, aka Career Limiting Moves, has generated over 10 times my normal mail volume, all from people telling me stories about CLMs they’ve seen or committed. We’ve all seen CLMs,  a lucky few of us have even made and survived CLMs, but apparently the unifying thread is we all love to talk about CLMs. 

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