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Microsoft looking to hire for opening of Holiday stores in NYC and elsewhere in US

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Microsoft is set to unveil a number of holiday retail stores including Manhattan in New York City, according to a handful of published job listings. We previously looked at a number of potential locations for Microsoft stores in an unofficial list, but it's good to see evidence of actual positions at future stores open up.

The positions available at the these "Holiday Stores" -- as they're referred to in the job titles -- are retail product advisors, who would be tasked with completing the user experience when potentially purchasing Microsoft products. Here's an excerpt from the job posting:

"If you love to share your excitement, engage with people, and empower them to explore all the ways Microsoft technology can make a difference in their lives, we should get to know one another. The Product Advisor will be the primary provider of product knowledge and sales support, before and after the sale, for Microsoft retail customers. This person is one of the first points of contact for our customers."

Here is the full list of "holiday stores", according to the Taleo website:

We could only be seeing the bricks and mortar from Microsoft at certain places for a limited time, but if they're a hit there's no reason why Microsoft couldn't keep a permanent store open in busy locations. With Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 just around the corner, it makes sense for Microsoft to expand their stores, even if they're just temporary to see the year out.

Check out the Taleo website for more information.  Will you be applying, or are you too excited as a consumer?

Thanks, Travis, for the tips!

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Microsoft looking to hire for opening of Holiday stores in NYC and elsewhere in US

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NYC finally! :D I'll apply for the heck of it, I already have a job but this could be a fun side-job. How do I apply?

unfortunatly this sound like a temp store (like the NFL shop during the draft or those halloween custome stores). Not sure why they don't want a Microsoft store in NYC. I know it's considered Apple territory but that didn't stop them in the sillicon valley (where they have two stores right next to Apple stores)

cool to see San Antonio listed. I have a really good feeling it will occupy the former Sony store in La Cantera.  I'll probably stop by after it opens to see if there are any weekend part-time positions available just to geek out.

That makes sense, but I hate the location of the Sony store and its pretty small. San Antonio needs a nice, permanent store.

They can rent a high-priced location for as long as the money is hot, then once that dies down they vacate the premises...unless they can afford to stay.

VANCOUVER, BC??? AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!  Now I can try out the Surface before I buy it.
Surprised Vancouver is the only Canadian store.

Remember that just cause it Sais "Pop Up/Holiday Store" doesn't necessarily means it's there for only 3 months or so. Pop Up Store Can last for 1 Year or even more, plus, if Sales go well prob they could easily estend the contract!...still waiting for a London UK Store ;)

Cleveland, huh? due to their track record of going into malls with apple stores, I suspect it's gonna be on the west side, which is a bit too much of a drive for me to apply for a position. Oh well, I'll have to visit it, regardless.

Yeah so Microsoft should pay attention to other parts of the world. Europe is a huge market and places such as London, Berlin & Paris should have a Microsoft Store by now