One Louder

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

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    Google cheat sheet

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    Via John Dowdell , a cheat sheet of google's Boolean operator protocol . Fairly standard but always good to have a cheat sheet. There's also a book called "Google Hacks" full of tools and tricks for power users (some of it was above my head technically...
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    What to do when the resume you post to a resume database/job board does not result in calls

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    Gerry Crispin always gives good advice. He lays out a plan for the active job seekers to get the attention of the companies they want to work for after they have tried the whole job board thing. I could not have said it better!
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    More on what we look for: Inbound Product Management

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    A while back I promised that I would share more about the types of profiles we look for and explained how management consultants fit into various marketing roles here at Microsoft. I didn't mean to leave you hanging, but things have been a little busy...
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    The World's Very Best Job Sites?

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    Dave Lefkow writes about the best job sites . OK, is it just me or, as you click through some of the links, do you find that these all kind of look the same? It very well may be me since I'm a recruiter and have looked at more than my fair share of job...
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    Finding blogs that interest you...

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    Steve Rubel gives some good advice (and tools !) for finding and tracking influential blogs in your area of interest. Gotta throw in that Technorati is good for this stuff too.
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    How lucky and unlucky can I be?

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    Weird, weird morning. I never look forward to my annual physical, but after mine this AM, I guess I felt a little fortunate to be healthy. Plus with all the political talk and thinking I've done about those less fortunate in this world, there's not a...
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    Congrats to John Zagula and Rich Tong

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    I'm a little behind on blogging, folks. Trying to keep a lot of balls in the air here and unfortunately, the blogging ball landed at my feet sometime last week. So doing a little catching up... Last week, I attended the launch party for "the Marketing...
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    Want me to find your blog resume without the trouble of having to send it to me?

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    Link from your blog resume to this post and I'll check out your resume by reviewing my referrals. Pretty stealth, huh? Nobody needs to know except the 2 of us ; )
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    As a blog reader, what do you want from a recruiter's blog?

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    In my recent experience speaking at industry events about blogging (2 more in the works...I'll provide details as the dates get closer) and engaging with recruiters individually, I hear some themes. Actually, they are questions...the same ones I hear...
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    Michael Gartenberg says companies should be concerned about blogging...

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    for a number of different reasons. In his recent post , Michael asserts that companies should work to understand what is being said about them via weblogs, and should be concerned with what corporate bloggers and personal bloggers (who identify the company...
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    Cool things that you find out about your co-workers

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    Every once in a while I find something out about my co-workers that really blows my mind. We are so busy focusing on just getting through the day, getting that project completed, getting enough done that it feels OK to go home. We don't always realize...
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    Never underestimate the power of a new pair of boots

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    I don't know what it is about boots, but whenever I am having a rough day, a trip to the shoe department at Nordstrom can usually cure my blues. If the boots are on sale, my euphoria can carry me though a whole tough week. We all have those days, right...
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    Resume templates

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    It's funny how often people ask for this stuff. A recruiter commented on my post about the one page resume saying that if you used the resume template in Microsoft Word, you have a 75% less chance of being interviewed (grrr, throwing out random, unsubstantiated...
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    Why the one page resume doesn't work anymore

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    I don't remember who ever said a resume should be one page. This statement was probably uttered before I ever started recruiting by a lazy recruiter that didn't like to turn pages (did I just say that out loud?). This was adopted as conventional wisdom...
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    Interview with Chris Weber, General Manager for Microsoft's Server Platform Business Marketing Office

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    I recently met with Chris Weber and his recruiter, Jennifer, to brainstorm for the upcoming interviewing event in Silicon Valley. Chris runs the Server Platform BMO and agreed to be interviewed here. I wanted you to hear from Chris because I'm incredibly...
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    Founding a Product Management Association

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    Clicking through some of my blog stats, I came across this post from Bob Levy on founding a Product Management Association . I just asked Michael Salerno (also mentioned in Bob's post), president of the BPMA whether there was a NY chapter of the PMA and...
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    Silicon Valley Interviewing Opportunity

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    I'm becoming quite the frequent flyer. I'll be heading down to Silicon Valley the first week of November for a marketing recruiting event. Here's the official messaging for the event: ________________________________________________________________________________________...
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    Why Managers Don't Respect Recruiting and What I Think Recruiters Can do About It

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    In today's ERE, Dr. John Sullivan talks about why managers don't respect recruiting and what recruiting departments can do about it (he basically recommends thinking about recruiting in the same way managers think about their businesses). But what if...
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    The fear of making a job change...

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    Via Curt Rosengren at Occupational Adventure , Donna Cardillo's article about moving past fear to find the job of your dreams. Are you in your current role because you really love it or because you are afraid to make a bold move? Donna's advice actually...
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    My quote in the NY Times Job Market section

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    I'm still hearing that tick-tick-ticking sound. Here's the article. There were other quotes that I gave that I thought were better, but I realize the article isn't about me me me! Just glad that people are taking notice of blogging for recruiting.
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    Is blogging making us mean?

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    Last week I saw someone use their blog to be mean to someone else. I'm not going to link to it. Mostly just because I think it was mean. Someone had contacted this person ( let's call him "the blogger") to see if he, the blogger, would be interested in...
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