Sunday, November 14, 2010

Career Advancement Seeker - Microsoft Career Factor - Tushar Joshi, Nagpur shows the list of all public videos found having text "Microsoft Career Factor".  These are the entries for Microsoft Career Factor, the latest reality show announced by Microsoft.

The application for this reality show was having a clause of publishing a video on some social media site and sending the URL link with the application, hence it was evident that the applications done by people will show up eventually in search for videos tagged with Microsoft Career Factor.

Tomorrow is the last day of sending application for this reality show after Microsoft extended the last date from 10 November 2010 to 15 November 2010, and the search today is showing only 14 entries which in my opinion a small number of entries for a global program.

The possibility of some people sending the video link as private link doesn't hold good as the complete reality show concept is based on showing the world what you are up to.  The application rules also clearly stated that the video shall be published in public domain.  This makes me conclude that a global reality show organized by Microsoft has got 14 unique entries and 9 entries will be selected.

I will keep watch on the announcements to see who got the chance to become a part of Microsoft Career Factor, the reality show.

All the best for all the applicants, including me :)

with regards
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Microsoft Career Factor - An Online Reality Show

I have applied for the story arc "The Career Advancement Seeker" in the coming online reality show - Microsoft Career Factor.

My participation in Career Factor will showcase a learner eager to learn new technologies to help grow business and opportunities in the world. This program will help me learn new technology and become expert in our offerings with a specific deadline and target. Working in a planned learning environment with top mentors and training material received from the source of the technology will be motivating factor for me to achieve the targets.

People watching me learning the Microsoft offerings will be motivated through my personal experiences and blog posts.

If I got selected, there will be a personal goal set for me and, working with the Career Factor team, I will map out a plan that will enable me to reach that goal. That plan will include, but is not limited to, completing Microsoft training courses (either online or in-person), speaking with experts and mentors, attending conferences, and taking certification exams. It will be expected from me to complete those activities as needed and work towards my goal during the show, although the goal does not have to be completed in the allotted time frame.

The attached video is my introductory video submitted to Microsoft to show whether I am comfortable in front of a video camera and my speaking skills.  This show as being conducted online will emphasise usage of social media to its maximum.

with regards
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur