The tech company, which employs approximately 73,000 people in the U.S. and over 125,000 people worldwide, receives thousands of applicants a day.
"We're always, always hiring," Chuck Edward, Microsoft's head of global talent acquisition, tells CNBC Make It. "We don't screen people out. We screen people in."
Here are three skills the HR chief says prospective candidates should highlight in an interview to score a coveted position at the company: