16. Microsoft
2012 Best Companies rank: 76
Current openings: 7,000

What they're looking for
Positions in software engineering, hardware engineering, sales, marketing, customer service, and business operations.

Job title with the largest number of openings
More than 2,600 positions open for software engineers.

Secrets to impressing their recruiters
Show us your expertise and interests beyond your resume. Creative projects like blogging and developing mobile applications grow your skills as well as help employers find you. Likewise, get to know us. Learn about our technologies and businesses before you apply. This research will help you identify the best jobs for your skills, prepare for your interviews, and show us you're excited and ready to work here. -- Eugenia Sawa, Staffing Consultant for Bing and regular contributor to MicrosoftJobsBlog.com




No. of job openings as of Jan. 2, 2012. They are for U.S. only unless otherwise noted.
By Sierra Jiminez, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 24 2012: 2:52 PM ET
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