One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
.

May, 2004

Posts
  • One Louder

    Does blogging make you a better candidate for Microsoft?

    • 22 Comments
    Got an e-mail today from someone who asked “As a Recruiter at MS, would it make a difference to you if a candidate you were considering had a personal blog listed in their resume? Would you check out their blog?...Do you ever worry about identity...
  • One Louder

    Blogs and Recruiting...seems to me there is some confusion

    • 10 Comments
    Workforce.com recently published an article on blogs and recruiting . I gotta say that posting jobs to a web site run by someone else that includes advertisements is not my idea of blogging. What makes a blog a blog? I think it's run by one person or...
  • One Louder

    How to test your Internet visibility

    • 19 Comments
    During last week's SVPMA meeting, we discussed making yourself visible on the Internet. This is an area that I know a lot about (I consider myself a bit of a google user expert) and many people want to become visible to recruiters specifically (or other...
  • One Louder

    didtheyreadit.com?...Idon'tlikeit.com

    • 27 Comments
    I read about the new service called didtheyreadit.com that lets you know not only whether the receiver read your e-mail, but how long they looked at it and whether they forwarded it. Count me among the people “freaked out” by this and I only...
  • One Louder

    Alternative to Social Networking....blog-working

    • 9 Comments
    So lots of time spent discussing the value of social networking software. I'm not a big user, as you know, of the connection features, but do use these tools as leads databases. And I am often challenged by the number of people that I don't know that...
  • One Louder

    Resume grammar

    • 6 Comments
    Test Your Resume Grammar and Punctuation I.Q. article on MSN. Some of these grammar infractions are pretty minor (like how a date should be listed). However, Joelle Silva explains why grammar and punctuation mistakes can keep you from being “short...
  • One Louder

    Cool jobs that use both technical and marketing skills!

    • 6 Comments
    I've blogged before that many of our groups really value marketers with strong technical backgrounds/understanding. So here are some hot jobs that I think people with both marketing and technical skills would find super interesting. These positions sit...
  • One Louder

    How many different versions of my resume do I need?

    • 1 Comments
    In my google eavesdropping, I'm noticing that lots of people have been searching on keywords suggesting that they are looking for resume advice...anything from resume formats, to digital resumes. In the past I recommended that you have .doc and .txt copies...
  • One Louder

    The Zen of Career Evaluation

    • 3 Comments
    Career advice article: Zen and 7 Steps to a More Fulfilling Job . When you need a life change, it doesn't necessarily mean looking for a new job. Reminds me of some of the soul-searching Lenn has been doing over on his blog. There's some good advice in...
  • One Louder

    Does Microsoft's endorsement of employee blogging make it a better place to work?

    • 6 Comments
    So now you know my opinions on what blogging says about you as a candidate to potential employers (if you happen to link that blog on your resume). But what does an employers willingness or even encouragement of employee blogging mean about the work environment...
  • One Louder

    Blogs, personality and the hiring process...

    • 7 Comments
    Wendell Williams, in his recent writing on “Incorporating Personality Into the Hiring Process” , discusses the connection between personality traits and performance (and therefore hiring). Much of the article is about personality testing ...
  • One Louder

    Think like a recruiter...

    • 2 Comments
    I've given lots of advice on how to make yourself more visible as a potential candidate on the Internet, how to use your blog as a job search tool and how to write a strong resume. My intent in sharing this advice with you is to help you understand how...
  • One Louder

    The keywords you use to find me...

    • 4 Comments
    I had a smart moment today and decided to check out the google (and other search engine) links on my referrers page so I could understand what keywords are pulling up my blog. This was after John Porcaro mentioned how many of his links are through google...
  • One Louder

    Follow up Q&A on preparing for the Microsoft Interview

    • 0 Comments
    I've seen some great questions regarding Microsoft interviews (in response to my post on the subject). Didn't want my answers to get buried in comments so I'll address some of the questions here: 1) How heavily weighted are case study questions versus...
  • One Louder

    Eavesdropping...

    • 7 Comments
    As a recruiter, I find myself eavesdropping on conversations in public places...I swear I can't help it! I'm always thinking about the people around me and whether they would be a good hire for Microsoft. And whether they are going to mention any good...
  • One Louder

    Future of recruiting

    • 0 Comments
    Dr. John Sullivan published an article on the future of recruiting . A lot of his points here are similar to things I discussed at last week's SVPMA . I'll blog more on this later. It seemed to me that people are really interested in understanding how...
  • One Louder

    Don't get fired...

    • 5 Comments
    Blogger tells you how to avoid getting fired for blogging . It seems that most of this advice is for people who work at companies that don't encourage blogging or at least don't understand it. I'm lucky enough to work for a company and manager that “get...
  • One Louder

    Social Networking and Recruiting...the tools don't match the hype

    • 2 Comments
    Good article on Workforce.com about social networking and recruiting, titled “The Money Is Pouring In, but Social Technology Has Yet to Match the Hype“. I still find it very interesting that it's taking the industry a while to come to it's...
  • One Louder

    Questions?

    • 8 Comments
    First, I want to thanks the SVPMA and SPM eGroup (especially Cynthia Typaldos ) for the invitation to speak at the SVPMA meeting. Holly and I had a great time and met lots of smart and interesting people. We also got the chance to visit our Silicon Valley...
  • One Louder

    Is blogging the "next big thing" for Microsoft

    • 0 Comments
    BillG speaks more specifically about blogging....in this Seattle PI article.
Page 1 of 1 (20 items)