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Microsoft to Yahoo Workers: Come on Over

Sure, Microsoft hasn't been very successful in trying to buy Yahoo, but it doesn't mean they can't try for their savviest assets: their employees. In an email leaked to Silicon Alley Insider, readers get a view of what it would be like to try to be so valuable to the worlds

Sure, Microsoft hasn't been very successful in trying to buy Yahoo, but it doesn't mean they can't try for their savviest assets: their employees.

In an email leaked to Silicon Alley Insider, readers get a view of what it would be like to try to be so valuable to the worlds biggest software maker, they be worth the hard sell.

First of all, you'd have a Microsoft Talent Acquisition Consultant assigned to your case. Second of all, they'd not waste time getting to the matter at hand--Yahoo's dismal earnings, and ensuing layoffs.

"I know a lot of people from Yahoo! have been reaching out to us lately because they are nervous about the pending layoffs. I wanted to give you an opportunity to explore Microsoft careers as well," reads the email.

Third, they'd already have done their research, though they probably won't call their fact-finding mission "Googling you." "I found a little bit about you online and I'd appreciate an opportunity to fill in the blanks," it continues.

Finally, if they can't have you, they'd settle for, well, a lot of people it seems.

"If you are open to having a brief conversation, or know someone who would be, I'd love to hear from you!"

Thus, if you know someone who works at Yahoo, this might be a good time to call them, and perhaps the next version of this email can be in your inbox.