How to reach out to Microsoft recruiters

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Find company recruiter email addresses

Once you find a position that matches your background and goals, the first step is to apply on the company website. But, you can't stop there. You need to send a compelling and concise cold email to the recruiter as a follow up on your application. This is especially beneficial when you are applying to roles at big companies like Microsoft because you can be competing against hundreds or even thousands of other candidates.

At Pathrise, we've discovered that the addition of a cold email to the recruiter can triple your response rate. These cold emails should be brief, interesting, and personalized based on the company and the recruiter. If you are not sure what to say, use this guide with our cold email template to help you.

In order to help you successfully send cold emails, we have compiled email addresses for recruiters at many of the top tech companies. Check out our guide and email list!

How to get a job at Microsoft

Before you apply to a job, you need to research the company to learn about their mission, values, culture, and products. This knowledge is important when you interview with recruiters, hiring managers, and other employees because they are looking to see how you match with their culture and goals.

About Microsoft:

Mission: To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Vision: To help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

Microsoft values
  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Philanthropies
  • Environment
  • Trustworthy computing

Get more inside information on Microsoft, including interview questions and processes, in our How to get a job at Microsoft guide.

Personalize the email for your role

When you reach out in your cold emails, you need to hit the right points for your role. Use these tips to ensure you are catching their eye so they move you forward.

When you email the:

Microsoft software engineering recruiter, make sure you research the programming languages that they use and highlight your expertise in each one.

Microsoft product design recruiter, make sure your portfolio showcases all of your skills throughout the entire design process.

Microsoft data science recruiter, make sure you mention relevant projects that match the goals of the company.

Microsoft marketing recruiter, make sure you quantify the results in your background statements because it is more impressive.

Microsoft product management recruiter, make sure you research their products heavily and talk about how your background connects to their current work.

Microsoft sales recruiter, make sure you focus on how you approach your funnels differently and why you are the right fit for this specific team.

How to write cold emails for job applications

You can use our template to send strong cold emails along with your applications.

Hi [recruiter name],

[Personal greeting and intro]. [Include reason for reaching out].

[Insert interest in company’s product/values/mission and a follow up statement tying in your background]. [insert any other relevant background information - tie it into the job description].

[Tie interest in company and background into a closing statement]. [End with an ask to connect or to move forward in the process].

Best, [Your name]

Here is the template filled out so you can get a sense for how to do it yourself:

Hi [recruiter name]

I recently applied for the [position] I saw on [platform] and noticed you are a [role] at [company]. While I am not sure if you are the right person to contact, I definitely have the experience that the team is seeking.

As a Math major, I’ve taken the time on the side to perfect my code to analyze data problems. I’ve worked on 10+ data projects focusing on data cleaning, visualization, and prediction models using machine learning, neural network, and topic modeling. For example, with work in [impact statement], I can see myself leveraging those experiences to scale the data mountain at [company].

I know you are super busy, but I would appreciate the opportunity to hop on a quick call to learn more about [specific role/team]. Would you be free for a 15-minute call either [timeframe 1] or [timeframe 2]?

Best, [your name]

With recruiter email addresses and cold email templates at your disposal, you should be on your way to more application responses and interview requests.

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