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
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...
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.
eat a fart