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  • Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    figuerres wrote:
    
    rjdohnert wrote:
    

    Lets hold a contest.  People submit a video giving the reason they would want to work on Channel 9 and what Channel 9 means to them and what they would do to help improve channel 9.  Jeff and team view the videos and choose the best ones and conduct video interviews of the ones they pick.  Then we (the C9 community) grade these videos on who we think the next top C9'er will be and Jeff and team make their decision.  It cuts down on applications and HR hunting.  To qualify applicants must have been a Channel 9 member and participator for at least a year.  Make it like a web reality show.


    in a perfect world that would be fun...

    but I bet that Legal and HR would have a huge fit over that idea...

    This is an excellent idea...but the problem is that the outcome really hinges on who is in charge of the hiring, and I don't think community input would be much of a factor, unfortunately. In fact, if Scoble was still involved, and was in charge of hiring, the community input would be completely irrelevant.

  • jeffsand

    rjdohnert wrote:
    

    Lets hold a contest.  People submit a video giving the reason they would want to work on Channel 9 and what Channel 9 means to them and what they would do to help improve channel 9.  Jeff and team view the videos and choose the best ones and conduct video interviews of the ones they pick.  Then we (the C9 community) grade these videos on who we think the next top C9'er will be and Jeff and team make their decision.  It cuts down on applications and HR hunting.  To qualify applicants must have been a Channel 9 member and participator for at least a year.  Make it like a web reality show.



    Having a contest in order to fill an open position is impossible, due to a number of legal complexities that are a reality of business.

    Sorry.

    In saying that, having folks create videos that show who they are, what they are capable of and sending them our way or posting them publicly is an awesome way to get noticed. 

    In fact this was how I found Larry (he leads the Channel 10 team) and it did help him get hired into the position.  You can see his video here

    I obviously can't guarantee that making a video will get you hired or even an interview, but it definitely will not hurt your chances.

  • pepper

    Yeah, but have you EVER hired a long time Niner/REGULAR contributor onto your team?

    Answer: NO.

    So why post this here?

  • pepper

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    pepper wrote:
    Yeah, but have you EVER hired a long time Niner/REGULAR contributor onto your team?

    Answer: NO.
    http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.TheBorgCollective
    I'm not talking about being hired by Microsoft (like PaoloM); I'm talking about being hired onto Channel 9. AND from OUTSIDE Microsoft.

  • jeffsand

    pepper wrote:
     I'm not talking about being hired by Microsoft (like PaoloM); I'm talking about being hired onto Channel 9. AND from OUTSIDE Microsoft.


    You are right.  We've had one opening on the Channel 9 Content Team to replace Robert Scoble.  We hired Rory Blyth to do that, he was already an employee of Microsoft, working in our United States Field Subsidiary.  We did interview many candidates (both internal and external) and Rory was the best candidate.

    Rory's role was the only opening we've had.  Once again we have an opening again to replace Rory.  This position might get filled by someone who already works at Microsoft, or ir could be by someone who does not.  We want the best person for the job.

    We have had many other openings on our team.  We hired people to work on Channel 10 (3 people) all of who never worked for Microsoft before.  We have a development team where we hired 4 people (3 outside and 1 inside).  Beyond my team, in Platform Evangelism we have many, many hires who have never worked at Microsoft before.  Many of the people create content for Channel 9.

    I think if you look at our track record you'll find that we do hire a lot outside of the company for the positions.  

    This of course is how we ensure there is new thought, ideas and perspective.

  • pepper

    Nice spin! You're hired! Wink

    I see they've trained you well.[6]

    First, young Jedi, agree with the offending poster.

    Jeff wrote:
    You are right.
    Then, proceed to bury the rest of the post with a bunch of irrelevant examples, and top it off with the classic "This of course is how we ensure there is new thought, ideas and perspective" line.

    Do you do corporate earnings presentations by any chance? Wink

    I think there are some great posters here. Worthy candidates, no doubt. Please don't tell you me you look down on the community here...say it ain't so...!

  • jeffsand

    Thanks.  I don't look down at the community here and I am sure there are many qualified folks here who could work on our team either on development or producing content.

    They are all welcome to apply.   I love the Channel 9 Community, sorry that you did not see it in my previous post.

  • Human​Compiler

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    pepper wrote:
    Yeah, but have you EVER hired a long time Niner/REGULAR contributor onto your team?

    Answer: NO.


    http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.TheBorgCollective


    I fixed the list.  Adam and I both signed up in the first day or so that C9 launched.  Our participation was minimal until we joined Microsoft, but we were both outside of Microsoft and joined the C9 team.

  • Ion Todirel

    hehe, that list is killing me Tongue Out (version combobox too), would be great to work at Microsoft i think

  • W3bbo

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    hehe, that list is killing me (version combobox too), would be great to work at Microsoft i think


    You reckon?

  • Ion Todirel

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Ion Todirel wrote:
    hehe, that list is killing me (version combobox too), would be great to work at Microsoft i think


    You reckon?
    i don't belive that, what weird guy did that video, i bet its a brits Smiley

  • blowdart

    Obviously the person who did that page is a *spit* VB developer.

  • Alemin_Krali

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  • raymond

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Ion Todirel wrote:
    hehe, that list is killing me (version combobox too), would be great to work at Microsoft i think


    You reckon?


    LOL

    Your pleasure our pain!

    Cool

  • Lloyd_Humph

    Whoever the hell gets the job, may your first job to lock this thread IMMEDIATELY

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PageIndex=9&PostID=184297#184297

    If Blackberrys are addictive cellphones, Channel9 is the ultimate addictive website.
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  • l0st.en.​Drago

    Interesting Stuff, but I still have a lot to learn & prove. Though I'm AIMING more toward SharePoint banding. Wink

  • W3bbo

    pepper wrote:
    Yeah, but have you EVER hired a long time Niner/REGULAR contributor onto your team?

    Answer: NO.


    http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Channel9.TheBorgCollective

  • figuerres

    jeffsand wrote:
    (Cross Posted from my blog.)

    There's only one team for me at Microsoft and that of course is Developer & Platform Evangelism.  It is called DPE inside Microsoft.  Within DPE lives my group that creates both technology and the content that drives Channels 8, 9 and 10.  

    As a team we're on a mission to change how Microsoft does Evangelism and that is through the combination of social media and online community.  We have a bunch of openings on our team.  First there is an opening for a Channel 9 Evangelist that will report directly to me. 

    Technical Evangelist, Channel 9
    Official HR Recruiting Link Coming Soon!

    Come join the team that has changed the way Microsoft communicates with Developers.  The Developer and Platform Evangelism Team is hiring a technical Evangelist to join the Channel 9 team. Channel 9 (http://channel9.msdn.com) was created three years ago as an experimental way to build a two way interaction between developers and Microsoft using video as its primary communication tool. Since then Channel 9 has grown in both traffic and content, it is viewed by millions of visitors per month and is one of the top video blogs on the planet. As a result of this growth we are looking for another unique individual who has the passion, the knowledge, and the skills to help us tell the Microsoft story online.

    We are looking for a rare bird for a new kind of evangelism role at Microsoft. The ideal candidate will be well versed in the current wave of Microsoft developer technologies, industry trends, and competition. Experience in software development is required along with the ability to film and editing your own videos.  You would be a member of a small team responsible for the care and feeding of this unique community.

    A passion for software development along with a desire to tell the world the Microsoft story is critical. 
    Strong written communication skills will be important traits of a successful candidate.  Roles and responsibilities change quickly so flexibility and fast decision making abilities are a must.

    Next up, our development team has an opening, reporting to Duncan Mackenzie

    Software Design Engineer

    The Developer and Platform Evangelism Team is hiring a software design engineer to join the team that builds and extends Channel 9, Channel 10 and more. Our sites build a two way interaction between our customers and Microsoft using video as the primary communication tool. In the past several years we have built several additional sites and our network has grown in both traffic and content, and as a result we are looking for an additional Software Design Engineer to join the team. We are looking for someone who lives and breathes HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX and ASP.NET. The ideal candidate will have skills in all those technologies combined with a passion for design and user experience.
    Do you like to ship, takes chances and effect change? Do you want to build cool sites that use Silverlight and Atlas to deliver a great user experience? Then come join our group where you'll find a small dynamic team of folks and you'll swear you are part of startup.
    Experience in HTML/CSS, ASP.NET and C# is required and experience with AJAX, SQL, Scrum and Test-Driven Development is highly desired. Experience with Silverlight and/or WPF is not required but it would be great to have.

    Finally, Larry Larsen who leads the Channel 10 Team has an opening too. 

    Channel 10 - Technical Evangelist

    Channel 10 is looking for a technology leader to be our newest on-air host. You should be an enterprising, professional host who is comfortable on camera and passionate about technology. You should be the type of person who consumes a tremendous amount of tech news. You should know the difference between 3G and 2.5G, Xbox 360 games and Live Arcade, UMPCs and MicroPCs.

    You'll need to be able to keep a secret, because you'll see things you can't talk about. You'll need a passport because we might need to drop you just about anywhere. This is the job of a lifetime, to become part of the public face of Microsoft, speaking to millions of technology enthusiasts Worldwide, and shining a light on people who build Microsoft products and services and the people who use those in innovative ways.

    You'll need to know how to edit video like a pro and be ready to hit the ground running. You need to be able to develop stories and work autonomously and efficiently.

    An online video reel must be submitted with resume for consideration. If you’re unable to get a video online, this isn’t the right fit for you.

    Long story, short:

    If you want to join a team that loves to ship software, create cool/interesting content and talks to customers every day of the week, my team is the place to do that at Microsoft. To apply please visit the recruiting site (linked to in the titles above) and submit your resume.  Please also send me a note (JeffSand at Microsoft dot com) letting me know you've done so.

    We've got an amazing year ahead of us, with lots of fun surprises in store.  If you are interested in being a part of that and think you've got the right stuff then apply today.

    Thanks!
    -Jeff


    so who was hired? or is this still in-process ??

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