Microsoft hides hiring link inside Bing.com home page

Earlier this week, Microsoft put in an Easter Egg in its Bing.com home page that unlocked some Star Trek Into Darkness content. Now it appears that Microsoft has another Easter Egg that can be found on Bing, but this one's designed for people that the company may want to hire for a job.

The Register reports that people who use Internet Explorer to bring up the Bing.com home page, and enable the debug settings in the browser, will have a message pop up that says "Do you want to debug this webpage?."  Activating the console UI in IE brings up the message below:

We found the hidden message and URL link when we also turned on the debug features and brought up the console. The URL brought us to this page on Microsoft's Careers website which, to no surprise, is for a job posting, with Microsoft looking to hire a new person to join its Bing.com home page team as a Software Development Engineer.

It's certainly a clever and fun way for Microsoft to bring in qualified people for the open position and it also proves that the company can retain its "geek chic" among programmers.

Source: The Register via WinBeta | Images via Microsoft

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"It's certainly a clever and fun way for Microsoft to bring in qualified people for the open position and it also proves that the company can retain its "geek chic" among programmers."

And now it's ruined.

Ever tried to capture MSN Messenger Protocol? There is also a hiring info hidden inside for years... Thats common practice.

cyberdrone2000 said,
YUP!
From the code: "Type 'beam me up' on Bing.com for a special homepage experience".

Sure enough...

Just tested: "engage","energize","damn it jim" all work too (shown in the code)

firey said,

Just tested: "engage","energize","damn it jim" all work too (shown in the code)

Hahaha indeed! Nice little easter egg, wonder when they will implement it for normal n00bs!