53 Traits You Need to Succeed at Microsoft

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SEE ALSO: How to Ace the Microsoft Program Manager Interview and How to Ace the Software Engineering Interview What attributes make a Microsoft employee? A study at the University of Washington determined successful Microsoft employees had 53 common traits that helped them thrive in the software development industry. Internal attributes (personality, decision making) led to effective situational awareness and problem-solving solutions. External attributes (team collaboration, product management) assured productive teamwork and rewarding end-user experiences. When hiring (or applying) for your next developer position, be sure to look for these following traits. Personal Characteristics Improving, Passionate, Open-minded, Data-driven, Systematic, Productive, Perseverant, Hardworking,...

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