One Louder

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

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    Is .jobs the staffing domain of the future?

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    Gerry Crispin has been talking about this for a little while...glad he posted it to his blog. There's a movement underway to create a .jobs (that's "dot jobs") web domain for corporate career sites. Aside from the implications for candidates (so much...
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    Resumes without addresses and why this is a problem

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    Lately, I've been noticing that more people are omitting their address or other contact info from their resume (OK, grammar police...take it easy). I think that because we live in a world where much of the job search process is done on line, many people...
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    Hyperion giving employees $5K toward purchase of green car

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    Interesting tactic that could be good for recruiting/retention . I assume that many of their employees and/or recruiting targets are pretty environmentally focused (we've got a pretty environmentally aware group of employees here as well...some day, I...
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    Getting back into the swing...

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    Aside from adjusting to my normal routine after my trip to New York, I am just getting over a nasty cold. Yeah, last Thursday, I was giving thanks for Tylenol Sinus and Gatorade. Some people can blog when they are sick (let's just say they are sick sick...
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    This is what happens when you are sick of the sound of your own voice...search engine poetry

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    Way too much talking for me lately. I remember feeling this way after going to job fairs (back when I used to do that). I just don't want to hear the sound of my own voice right now...at least the sound of my voice talking about recruiting...I'll be better...
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    Airline food for purchase by Delta...not bad

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    Now that the airlines are struggling to remain profitable, many of them have cut-back or eliminated the food service we had all come to know and um, deal with (rubber chickens should be part of comedy sketches, not human's diets). The first iteration...
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    I'm a marketer...I'm a recruiter...no, I'm a girl with purple hair

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    I think my hair is purple. Would you tell me the truth if I asked you? Ah, never mind. I think I already know the answer. A while back, I blogged about managing your own personal brand . The blog post was in reference to job searching but it crossed my...
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    Recruiting conferences...what do recruiters out there really want?

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    Now that I am doing the recruiting conference circuit (wheee!), I'm starting to understand how these shows are a little industry unto themselves. I never really went to a lot of these events in the past. I've been more from the school of learning by doing...
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    OK...I am here and it is pretty cool!

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    Well, the drive through Queens from the airport was kind of painful (rush hour, etc.), but Times Square (or is it Time Square) totally rocks (right outside my window) and so does my hotel. So far, I've visited the room service menu, the mini bar and the...
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    Could be a slow blogging week for me...

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    Aside from catching up on mail after my hard drive fiasco last week (if you sent me something and haven't heard back, I will respond evetually...I promise), I'm heading to New York City this week (mid-week) to speak at a recruiting conference ( Recruiting...
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    Microsoft stops the aging process

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    On my way in to work this morning, I passed a public bus with one of those big advertisements on the side. You know, the kind that, if you were to really read all of it, would cause you to surely endanger those around you. Well in the interest of safety...
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    What we look for: Outbound Product Marketing

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    Yeah, I've been offline for a little while but wanted to continue to share info with you on what we look for here. I think I mentioned before that we developed some profiles of candidates that tend to fit well at Microsoft. These profiles focus on what...
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    You never know what you've got until it's gone

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    I'm not a big fan of platitudes. Really. Maybe I'm not an "out-of-the-box" thinker (hee!). Anyhoo, the person that said you don't know what you've got until it's gone (or, "you don't LOVE what you've got until it's gone" as Chicago said...yeah I'm a child...
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    I voted today...did you?

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    OK, I am sorry for any and everyone that comes into contact with me today (I might even be sorry for people reading this right now...soapbox alert), because I am going to ask each one of you whether you voted. I went this morning..first thing and I have...
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    Microsoft's Employee Referral Process

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    I've had some questions lately about Microsoft's employee referral process; specifically whether it's a good way for potential candidates to get noticed by Microsoft recruiters. The answer is "yes" but let me tell you a little bit more about how it works...
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