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Application Process & Interviews at Microsoft
- Average rating for Recruitment, based on 12 reviews7.8 / 10
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Full day group assessment and interviews with HR and hiring managers.
Interviews with role stakeholders, casual setting, not too uptight
It was first online, then we had a full day of interviews. This full day included group assessment, panel interviews and 1:1 interview with hiring manager.
I started in the company as an intern. I didn't hear a lot about Microsoft jobs and wasn't fully aware of their programs. This lead to a little bit of confusion when applying for jobs, and deciding which part of the business I wanted to work for. There needed to be more visibility into the organisation. The actual hiring process was good, there was far more emphasis on "you as a person" and not a mark on a piece of paper.
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Passions, experience, future goals
Tell us about a time where you were faced with a conflict, Tell us about a time when you were in a leadership position, If you were in a relay race, would you run as the 1st, middle or final runner? Why?, What was the last book you read?, Why Microsoft?
Why do I want to work for the company? how would I solve complex problems, they gave specific problems etc.
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Know about the company values/culture and what they are trying to achieve as an organisation.
Think outside the box; they're looking for authenticity; I came from zero IT background but my ability to demonstrate enthusiasm and be motivated to learn new and adapt to a new environment is what empowered me. I wholeheartedly demonstrated that Microsoft could do that for me and I would be a graduate they would always remember.
Don't hide your tech passion. Love Microsoft and know its goals.
Be yourself and know what we do!
Look into technological trends, what's the next big technological boom, what is happening in the market at the moment?
be clear when articulating interview answers understand what the companies goals are and you want to be a part of it, what is something the company is doing that you are passionate about what key activities in the role you are applying for, are you passionate about