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Microsoft Corporation Senior Talent Sourcer in Bangalore, India

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

To achieve Microsoft’s mission, our Global Talent Acquisition (GTA) Team engages and hires the people who empower the planet. We endeavor to play a vital role in delivering on the promise of Microsoft’s culture and ultimately, make a difference in the world, through how and who we recruit. We believe that when recruiting experiences reflect the value and diversity of talented people, everyone can achieve more.

Our GTA Strategic Talent Sourcers (TS) focus on identifying, mapping, approaching, attracting and assessing talent. They work closely with the recruiters and TS consultants to research the markets and build relationships with external talent to achieve pivotal, niche, diversity and senior hiring needs. They proactively map organizations and markets to identify the best talents, build innovative and market leading candidate sourcing solutions to attract them to Microsoft. They also provide quality, customized and diverse long-lists and shortlists for open roles and pipelines / projects and drive exceptional candidate experience from initial contact to offer ensuring robust communication at each stage.


  • Elicits interest in active and potential candidates by telling the business story, and contributes to the development of new stories. Generates awareness through community outreach events and strategic networking.

  • Shares best practices on sourcing, recruiting, and/or closing techniques and stories with their own team. Tracks candidate activity and shares with internal stakeholders.

  • Coaches the client to represent Microsoft’s unique career possibilities, advantages, and rewards that are distinct from those of competitors.

  • Uses an understanding of talent markets and complex candidate profiles, as well as growing relationships with new talent pools and communities with future potential, to identify and engage candidates for immediate and future talent needs.

  • Develops strategies to generate differentiated talent in emerging roles or highly competitive talent pools to meet long-term business needs (e.g., industry, technical recruiting).

  • Executes initial screening and assessing of candidates. Qualifies talent pool by assessing relevant factors such as ability to hire, relocation considerations, immigration, and compensation.

  • Synthesizes, analyzes, and interprets external market data, and provides market and channel insights to the business to inform hiring plans and implement talent acquisition initiatives. Develops sourcing strategy using market and channel insights.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing) and skilled in sourcing/search tools (LinkedIn, Boolean search, local sourcing channels).

  • OR Bachelor's Degree AND 3+ years talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing) and skilled in sourcing/search tools (LinkedIn, Boolean search, local sourcing channels).

  • Experience working inhouse in a recruiting/talent sourcing role.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and engage with senior leaders.

  • Experience in Engineering or Technical Recruitment.

  • A data-driven approach to Talent Sourcing, using insights and competitor analysis to support business on their hiring decision.

  • Knowledgable in Talent Pipelines; a proactive talent supply strategy in anticipation of filling critical and recurrent positions.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .