Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Blogs Polls Chat
Home > Recently Hired > Post Content

Congrats to Nikeita from Howard University for Landing Dream Job at The Last Microsoft HBCU CONNECT Event! (2559 hits)

Nikeita attended our Microsoft Advertising hiring event in December of 2020 and she will be starting with Microsoft on March 15th!

Let's have a quick conversation with Nikeita and talk about her experience attending one of our hiring events, interviewing and then being hired at Microsoft!

I also have a few pointers on how it all worked out. I noticed the execs saying in the breakout room how folks don't always follow up with them. So there's definitely something to contribute to those who are in fact attending. By the time your event ended, the main speaker and all of those executives in my breakout room had a connection request and a message in their LinkedIn inboxes.

I asked more and more questions when others were silent. I made sure every exec from Microsoft said my name before we departed, so they'd remember me when I followed up. It worked, apparently the group discussed me as a standout candidate, and ALL of them responded to me when they saw their messages and just began to refer me to their friends who they knew were hiring.

I took advantage of having conversations with folks during the holidays while their schedules were slow. My direct supervisor had my resume and had an hour long conversation to vet me before I even applied. Before the recruiter opened the job online, my resume was in her hand and she knew to send me straight to interviews. After 4 hours of interviewing and 2 weeks of waiting, I got the offer!!

It took me being intentional from the moment I entered your event. I took it as an event that could alter the trajectory of my life if I showed up unapologetically, and it worked!!

I met a bunch of new exec friends along this journey. Every single one was so hands on and made sure I was talking to people and moving through the interview process fine. I knew if this opportunity didn't work out, there were three execs who already had positions to refer me for and upcoming openings they would have on their teams. They have all been so happy to hear that I am joining the company!! It feels great to head to such a big company with such an at home feel. I'm truly excited!!

If you'd like to attend a future event, sign up on our website today!

Posted By: Will Moss
Monday, February 22nd 2021 at 8:06PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...

More From This Author
New Director of I.T. Opportunity with Kellogg's - Excellent Pay & Benefits!
Merck Leadership Development Program for Graduating Seniors - Deadline Friday!
Professional Networking Reception for HBCU Alumni - Register to Attend!
PAID Internships with Cardinal Health - Apply Today or Spread the Word!
Cardinal Health is serious about recruiting diverse candidates Apply Today!
Considering an Internship? Apply for the JP Morgan Chase BA Early Advantage Event!
HBCUConnect.com Partners with Merck to Launch New Online Health & Wellness Channel for African Americans!
A Variety of Career Opportunities at All Levels with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
Forward This Post Entry!
Recently Hired Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
New Members
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
mary athieno just edited her profile. 05:16PM
jonathan coleman just became a new member. 11:47AM
david oke just became a new member. 11:55AM
alanna marshall just became a new member. 04:05PM
jon miller ii just commented on a video entitled 'hbcu networking'. 11:30AM
dr. frank boucton just became a new member. 08:22AM
sesalei beard just became a new member. 12:34PM
brian jacobs just edited his profile. 02:13PM
brian jacobs just became a new member. 02:11PM
jon miller ii just subscribed to a new blog. 09:30AM
cynthia watt just became a new member. 05:54PM
sydney richardson just became a new member. 01:31PM
>> more | invite friends