One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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July, 2004

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    Getting a contract position with Microsoft

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    Lots of people have asked me about this and I wanted to make sure that I am giving you the right information...so I had to do some research and ask around... Recruiters at Microsoft don't handle contract opportunities...frankly, I probably sound a...
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    Job Board tips

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    Zoe recently posted on the techjobs blog requesting feedback from people on their use of job boards to find new positions. This post really coincided with some work I am doing mining resumes off of said job boards (yes, we call it mining, 'cause good...
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    A new phenomenon...blog guilt

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    I've already complained about the shameless people that start a blog and then never come back (boo! hiss!). But there are a number of conscientious bloggers out there who really want to be consistent, but for whatever reason (lack of post inspiration...
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    Question to the blog community...when is it OK to solicit links?

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    Today, I saw someone asking other people to link to specific info on their blogs. I deleted the mail but it may have involved some product features or something. To me, it seems a little unusual to *ask” someone to link to your blog, but I may have...
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    Where are all the recruiting blogs?

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    In September, I am speaking at the ERE ( Electronic Recruiting Exchange ) Expo. Here's my session topic: Blogging for Talent – Community Building on the Internet Heather Hamilton Senior Recruiter, Marketing Talent Acquisition MICROSOFT...
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    Brand, brand, brand...

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    The marketing recruiters here at Microsoft get together regularly to discuss topics that affect our work and to collaborate. One thing that we do is look at positions that are similar but sit in different organizations (which are owned by different recruiters...
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    More hints on posting your resume to job boards...

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    A few more things I thought of and thought I would share with regard to posting your resume to job boards: 1) think about WHEN you post your resume. Many recruiters use search agents that seek out key words on your resume and deliver links of the top...
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    Morphing your marketing career into a technical marketing career (step three)

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    Figured that it was time for a new post on this. Now that you have gotten some basic understanding of the systems and applications space and have looked at some work being done around technical product management, I'd say it's a good time to pick your...
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    Buzzword bonanza...

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    Here's an article from careerbuilder on corporate buzzwords. Lots of buzzwords floating around Microsoft but I haven't heard of many of these before (who comes up with this stuff anyway?). You know how I feel about buzzwords...please don't include them...
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    Recruiting for marketing is hard!

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    And I suspect that what makes it hard for us as recruiters also makes it hard for marketing job seekers. First, let me say that I am not complaining because what makes my job hard is also one of the things I enjoy most about it.It takes a “special“...
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    How do recruiters use online resumes?

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    After a HOT weekend, I'm back to searching for excellent marketing professionals (no, I don't do that on the weekend) and focusing on sourcing resumes off the internet (did I tell you how much I love google?). As you know, my role here at Microsoft is...
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    We are still busy hiring...always

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    Seattle PI reported on our hiring projections for the fiscal year 05 (which started in July). I've been here since the summer of 99 and I have yet to see things slow down. I guess if you work here and you want a breather, you gotta take a vacation...which...
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    Blogging versus journalism...

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    My blog was quoted today in an article by a Reuters reporter . Unfortunately no link back to my blog and no mention of my name. I'm guessing Spencer isn't a blogger so that's OK (although it would have been really cool to see my name in there). I guess...
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    Ready for some college football?

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    It's been pretty dry here...probably drier than normal but I'm no expert having only lived here for 5 years. Anyway, in my backyard, one of my trees is losing some leaves and it occurred to me that fall is coming early. Every year in late summer, my co...
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    Should I be afraid to like Google?

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    Since my blog quote got picked up by that Reuters reporter, I've had a couple people ask me about the reaction to my statement that I love Google. I guess that people expect that we somehow get in trouble if we like tech products built by other companies...
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    Blogging Lessons...

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    Gretchen posted about lessons learned in the first few months of blogging. Her eloquent post (go Gretchen!) is truly representative of my feelings as well. a few more to add: -When you are a non-technical blogger, less people know you are there. Zoe...
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    Blogging versus journalism, Exhibit 2

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    Charles Cooper writes about the poor quality of blog posts from the Democratic National Convention. I guess my response is “What did you expect? Journalism?” We are all excited to see blogging even getting some air-time (although hearing...
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