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Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft are all Fortune 100 companies with incredibly impactful global footprints. They are also three of Seattle’s largest and most recognized employers.

Landing a job at any of these high-profile global corporations means competing with thousands of applicants from all over the world. And as an extra challenge, many of their open positions are not listed on job boards. These companies don’t need to do a lot of job advertising or candidate outreach, because qualified applicants come to them.

So if you want to get hired at Amazon, Boeing, or Microsoft, where do you start? Here are some strategic tips to get you ready to compete for these highly coveted jobs.

How To Break Into Seattle’s Corporate Job Market

Before you begin, it’s necessary to lay a strong foundation for your candidacy by conducting some research, networking, and leveraging online platforms and recruiters. We recommend starting your search by following these four steps.

1. Conduct extensive research.

Do some foundational research on the Seattle job market to start. Especially if you’re new to the area. Find out the types of jobs available, and conduct salary research to see what your skills and experience are worth in the local market. Once you have some basic research on your industry, start researching available roles. The strategic alignment of your background, skills, and experience is the key to landing any job. If you are struggling to find job openings that align with your experience, don’t forget to use your transferable skills.

When you have identified a role that you feel passionate about, take a look at the company’s culture. Make sure their values, work style, and brand personality match authentically with the kind of company you want to represent. You should be prepared to demonstrate how your professional goals align with the organization’s goals.

Now that you’ve discovered a great position with a brand you admire, finish up your preliminary research by identifying your accomplishments that align with the needs of the job, and prep quantitative results that you can share in your application and interviews.

2. Get your foot in the door.

Whether or not the “Seattle freeze” is real, getting your foot in the door at a new company is not easy. That’s especially true for large organizations like Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, and other big players. Candidates who have an inside connection to the company have a major advantage. The hidden job market means that many Seattle companies hire from a trusted pool of talent that they have already vetted through colleagues and internal employees.

In order to set yourself apart from the competitive Seattle job market, you must become known to the right people. Set up informational interviews. Attend networking events in your industry to connect with current employees at your target company. Connect with these people, get to know the type of candidates they seek, and the types of problems they are trying to solve. Once you’ve made a strong connection, let these people know when you’ve applied for a job. And ask for a referral. You can even ask your connections if you can mention their name in your cover letter. Example: “I heard about this position from David, your product marketing director.”

3. Leverage LinkedIn.

Internal recruiters at large corporations often use LinkedIn as a first point of connection when searching for talented people with the skills they’re looking for. If you want to get recruited, keep your LinkedIn profile polished and up-to-date. Join relevant groups and contribute to group discussions. Seek out connections at these companies and maintain your professional relationships. Ask for introductions and referrals. Then, return the favor!

And don’t just lurk on Linkedin. Post regular updates to your profile. Add to your skill set and accomplishments. Make sure to highlight projects or career development experiences that showcase your continual learning on the job. Add keywords and phrases to your profile that match job openings you find interesting. In short, be active.

4. Find a recruitment program.

The beauty about working for a large company is the support structures they’ve built for finding and retaining talent. These programs can help you find your job fit. Here are some examples from Seattle’s big three:

  • Microsoft has a suite of inclusive hiring programs, designed to provide opportunities to candidates with disabilities, and they are dedicated to hiring diverse candidates.
  • Boeing has an engineering internship program, and a business internship program that allow you to get access to Boeing site tours, attend networking events and develop connections with mentors. Boeing says “The intern experience goes beyond your assigned job.” so you’ll get to work on team projects and potentially take on additional responsibilities.
  • Amazon has developed several programs to recruit people from parts of the labor market that are currently being underserved. These initiatives include programs like university recruitment and military recruitment.

Now that you’ve got some info about job search strategy, it’s time to focus on how to fit in at your target company. By using specific strategies, you’ll have a better chance at landing a job at Amazon, Boeing, or Microsoft.

How To Land A Job at Amazon

Ensure your culture fit for a successful Amazon career

If you want to work at Amazon, you should start by reading their company motto: “Work hard. Have fun. Make history.” This motto sums up the Amazon work culture, so make sure it aligns with your work personality. You have to be a problem solver, a go-getter, and someone who knows how to celebrate their achievements and embrace challenging situations. As one Amazon employee told Fast Company, “If a candidate enjoys an environment where they solve problems and own projects, they will thrive in roles I hire for at Amazon.” Amazon is a fast-paced environment that strategically looks for candidates who can handle the rapid pace of work, and who can resourcefully find solutions.

Curate compelling career stories

Amazon has 14 leadership principles. Curiosity, frugality, and “customer obsession” are just a few of the values that they look for in their new hires. In order to set yourself apart from other candidates, use these principles to frame your career story. Draft several examples of your career story that support each principle. In a fast-paced work environment like Amazon, “speed matters,” so be sure to include examples of how you have taken calculated risks and solved major issues in previous positions.

How To Land A Job at Boeing

Lead with your innovation

Boeing looks for candidates that go the extra mile, ask questions, and who are passionate about their career. As an innovator in the aerospace industry, Boeing hires innovative candidates that strive to go above and beyond in their commitment to advancement. Identify your achievements with key examples of your ingenuity and creativity.

Additionally, you need to show your interest in the company’s deep history in the Pacific Northwest. While the company moved its headquarters out of Washington in 2001, nearly half of its total workforce is still based here. That makes Boeing the largest single employer in the state! Read up on Boeing’s presence in Washington state. Your knowledge of and respect for Boeing’s work will give you an advantage when applying to work at Boeing.

Optimize your resume with keywords

To break into a career with Boeing or any other employer that hires at scale, it’s essential to optimize your applications for Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS. Examine the job description for keywords, and include those same keywords in your resume. If your resume doesn’t mention important keywords and qualifications from the job posting, the ATS will instantly remove you as a viable candidate for the position. Instead, take the time to customize your resume for each position. Implementing keywords when relevant is essential to competing with the thousands of other resumes that Boeing receives for each job opening.

How To Land A Job at Microsoft

Be curious, and go beyond what’s required

Successful candidates at Microsoft “don’t stop at understanding the position they’re interviewing for.” If you want to get hired, you should conduct comprehensive research to form an in-depth understanding of Microsoft’s operations as a business. Then, you should discover how your desired role fits into the bigger picture. Microsoft is specifically looking for candidates who have a broader vision, who can clearly articulate their career goals, and who can explain where they see themselves moving and growing their career within the company structure.

You should also be ahead of the curve on trends in the tech industry. Take the time to assess Microsoft’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the specific area where you’re applying. That way you’ll be prepared to deliver solutions from the application through the interview process.

Demonstrate your problem-solving skills

When you walk into an interview with Microsoft, the first thing you should know is they are going to ask you questions related to the professional connections you have grown and maintained with former bosses and coworkers. They are interested in learning how you work with others and how you foster professional relationships. According to their careers website, Microsoft looks specifically for candidates with a “strong desire to learn, intelligence, a passion for technology, a willingness to work hard, rock solid skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to be the best.”

Also, to determine if you’re the right fit for their company culture, Microsoft recruiters are interested in learning how you approach and solve problems. So be prepared to show your work. You should put together several examples that demonstrate clearly how you solved a large-scale problem in a work project, in a team environment, or an unforeseen challenge. Explain in detail how you found a solution and worked to solve the problem effectively and efficiently. Microsoft values clear communication, so working through your thought process and problem-solving skills ahead of time will help with your confidence!

Landing a job at one of these companies is certainly competitive. But you can give yourself the best chance by networking strategically, getting to know the organizational culture and needs, and being prepared to tell stories that demonstrate how your skills are the best fit for the position, the team, and the company.


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Covid-19 Company Statement:Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing may be mandated by the relevant local laws with which Getty Images will comply. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and/or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto). Who We Are:For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.  Help us move the world with images!Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. With over 440 million assets, of which over 320 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter. Getty Images offers the most exclusive and unique creative and editorial visual content globally. The breadth and quality of our content allows our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, thereby eliciting more emotion and enabling more action. Getty Images moves the world —whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving. Getty Images offers the highest quality and most diverse visual content, based on industry-leading expertise and innovation.HR Project ManagerWho you are:You are an experienced Project Manager who can lead and implement projects and process improvement efforts across key areas. You possess a strong sense of responsibility and ownership for success.Getty Images Inc. is looking for a Project Manager that enjoys working through the entire life-cycle of HR projects and takes pride in balancing multiple at a time through to completion. You enjoy leading cross functional HR projects, liaising with the different experts in HR to move HR objectives forward. You will join an emerging HR Operations team and sit at the intersection of project management and Ops to inform, influence, support and execute on the team’s decisions. You will serve as a key partner to the many areas of focus in the HR Operations model.The HR Project manager will report to the Director of HR Operations and Project Management. Your primary goal will be to plan, lead and manage cross-functional, collaborative projects within our HR org. You will have the opportunity to align an organization with a full end-to-end project management process. You should have a vision for rolling out process, creating a toolkit for consistent requirements gathering, identifying of stakeholders, performing kickoffs, reporting on risks, status updates, and completion of milestones.Your Next Challenge:Bring knowledge of project scoping, prioritization methods, and solution options for business partners in accordance with their vision and goals focused on business value.Coordinate a departmental or cross-functional team and activities and monitors the project from initiation through delivery, including planning and directing schedules and monitoring budget/spending. Prepared to tackle the task of managing small to large projects with competing deadlines. Thoughtfully communicates risk, tradeoffs, status, and targets for delivery in a timely and adaptive fashion.Can filter leaderships thoughts and visions into actionable items.Communicates with partners as priorities shift and deliverables are impacted, obtains consensus on new timelines and deliverables.Works with business partners to understand and translate goals and objectives into results.Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicting information, decomposes high-level information into details, abstracts up from detail-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishes user requests from underlying true needs.What You'll Need:3-5 years relevant experience in project management, process improvement or business analysis for business operations.Ability to understand complex business operations and systems functionalityYou can independently execute on a project, from conceptualization to delivery to business partners, and can pro-actively interact with others at Getty Images to access necessary resources or data.Experience with ClickUp or other project management/workflow tool is a plusWhat You Can Expect: (Physical and Mental Demands & Requirements) Frequent communication with others to exchange information. (Required)Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary. (Required)Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc. (Required)Frequent repetition of motions and gestures that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. (Required) Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment. (Required)Benefits at Getty ImagesHealth InsuranceWe provide Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance for you and your family. We partner with Meritain (An Aetna Company), and CVS Caremark to provide you with two options for medical coverage - a POS plan and an HSA-qualified (Health Savings Account) Plan. The POS plan comes with a $200 per year Getty Images contribution to an FSA account. If you enroll in the HSA plan, Getty Images will give you $1400-$2400 per year to spend on any qualified health expenses. Dental insurance is available through Delta Dental. Vision Insurance is available through VSP. All full-time employees working at least 25 hours per week will become eligible for health benefits the 1st of the month following their date of hire. Contributions to health care accounts are prorated based on the date of hire. For more information on these benefits you may request an electronic copy of our Benefits Guide.  Time off Work/life balance is important to usWe provide flexible time off and 10 sick days each calendar year. Additionally, we pay 4 weeks of fully-paid Parental Leave for new parents, with primary caregivers eligible for an additional 8 weeks of fully-paid leave.  Company Paid HolidaysEmployees enjoy company-paid holidays for each of our global locations. Disability and Life InsuranceWe automatically enroll and pay for Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) up to 2 times your annual salary. We also provide you with fully paid Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance.  Employee Assistance ProgramEmployees have access to free, confidential assistance for everyday problems such as stress management, financial coaching, marital or family issues, substance abuse, occupational problems, and referrals for legal, childcare, and eldercare services. Employees can seek additional discounts on other wellness activities such as travel, gym memberships, and sports! Through our EAP services, employees are also eligible for 3 free counseling visits and life coaching sessions.  401(k)Start saving for retirement! Getty Images matches up to 4% of your deferred compensation, with immediate vesting – that means all of Getty Images employer match money is automatically yours – with no waiting period!  Learning & GrowthWe value continuous learning and development to help everyone develop their skills. Enjoy mentorship, curated training & more.Leadership PrinciplesAs a company, we're committed to living these Principles every day. Here's how we support our mission to be the best place to work globally.We are trustworthy, transparent, and honestWe love character, authenticity, and integrity.We always raise the barExcellence is our norm; we get better through endeavor, curiosity, and speed.We collectively bring solutionsWe love debate, but collaborating to solve problems for ourselves and our customers is everyone’s responsibility.We care, are kind, courteous, and respectfulWe will not tolerate rudeness.We reject biased behaviour and discriminationWe seek to understand biases in all forms. We call out biases and discrimination when observed and take action where responsible.We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experienceDiversity and inclusion are never done, but we are passionate in their pursuit.We are one Getty Images with no silosWe share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goalsWith one voice and shared accountability.We put the customer at the heart of everything we doWe listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Getty Images is committed to providing Reasonable Accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email [email protected] Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique ​​role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends.  Find Getty Images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr, or download the Getty Images app where you can explore, save and share the world's best imagery.  Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Getty Images believes that diversity is critical to our success in moving the world with images and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs. 

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