microsoft wants you

April 26, 2005 under Computers, Programming, Software

I was perusing the stats for my website; the location of visitors to my site, the browser they use, where on my site they visited, etc. One feature of many Web stats apps is the ability to show which search terms people have entered into search engines, like Google and Yahoo!, that led them to your website. I noticed a search from an engine that I’m not familiar with; AllTheWeb. After runing a traceroute on the originating IP, it turned out to belong to Microsoft. Assuming it wasn’t a bot, somebody at Microsoft appears to have downloaded the PDF version of my resume on April 20.

This is the query string that they used:

resume AND (C++ AND C#) AND objective AND education AND experience AND (title:resume OR url:resume) AND NOT title:tips AND NOT title:interview AND NOT title:service AND NOT title:sample AND NOT title:example AND NOT title:download AND NOT title:job AND NOT title:tips AND NOT title:guidelines AND NOT title:submit

Here’s the search’s URL. TinyURL, anyone? 😉 My resume ends up being the 61st on the list.

And no, I haven’t received any job offers from Microsoft yet. Perhaps my “Get Firefox” button takes me out of the running. Or maybe it’s the fact that I am, as my dad would say, no Gretzky or Lushman. I’d like to believe it’s the former, but it’s probably the latter. Hey, I praised ADO fairly well, didn’t I? 😉

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