The importance of good HR


John
Porcaro
has an interesting insight about the importance of good recruiting. 
When I was looking for a new job last (6 years ago), I sent a number of unsolicited
resumes, and contacted two friends in companies, at Intel and Microsoft.  I never
got a response from any of the unsolicited resumes, but the friend at Microsoft talked
to someone, and the short version is that I interviewed about 4 days after I first
had any inkling of going to work for Microsoft.  I was offered a job 2 days later,
and I accepted about a week later.  Literally minutes after I got off the phone
accepting with Microsoft, I got my first call from someone at Intel with what
sounded like exactly the job I had intended to find when I sent my resume to a colleague
at Intel 2 months earlier.  If they had their act together and had contacted
me even an hour earlier in those 2 months, there is a good chance I would have gone
there. 


Comments (4)

  1. Raveendran Chinnasamy says:

    It is like a fairy tale. Thats good you are in MS to lead the Messaging platform rather than in user community 🙂 , If it is happened to anyone , they also do the same . hope you done good work at the First call so you are in MS for long time

    Waiting for other goos office tales in blogs…

  2. Raveendran Chinnasamy says:

    It is like a fairy tale. Thats good you are in MS to lead the Messaging platform rather than in user community 🙂 , If it is happened to anyone , they also do the same . hope you done good work at the First call so you are in MS for long time

    Waiting for other goos office tales in blogs…

  3. Nathan Omukwenyi says:

    Exchange Server needed you more than the Pentium Chip. I suppose its more of a ‘fate connector’ than poor HR that led your now 6 year at MS. Remember all the things that have happened to your career (and life) since then…and I am sure it is not only Jared and KC that you have to be proud of. Intel obviously did not deserve you. Keep up the good work.

  4. Farta says:

    eat a fart