One Louder

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

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    Microsoft providing $3.5 million in tsunami relief

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    I had a hard time sleeping last night. OK, I did have a couple glasses of wine (watching Cal lose to Texas Tech will do that to you) and that sometimes makes it hard to sleep. I go to sleep with the TV on at night...otherwise, I hear sounds and make myself...
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    Work...a great break from vacation

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    Taking that week and a half off was harder than I thought. I just can't do that again and not go somewhere sunny. I get pretty antsy over a long weekend without some kind of project to work on. I really was not in the mood to do a bunch of projects over...
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    Ah, insomnia...three things

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    Scott Reynolds did this over in his blog (with no mention of Auburn or the BCS...shocking!). Anyway, just for fun, here's my version...because I can't fall asleep. Three names you go by: Heather Dolly (only OK for my mom to call me that....just in case...
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    The 17 Dumbest Things in Recruiting

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    Here are the 17 "dumbest things in recruiting" according to Dr. John Sullivan in his recent ERE article. I've seen some strong reactions to this article from recruiters, so before you read it, decide to keep an open mind. First of all, Dr. John likes...
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    Playboy content to be available on mobile phones

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    Are ya kidding me? Like, you just have to take it with you right? You can't wait until you get home to look at it? Like driving needs to be any less safe. Yeah, and taking public transportation has now become infinitely more enjoyable for the rest of...
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    I don't want to, but I have to

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    I got hit really hard with the blog spam last night. My inbox was flooded and I've spend a craptacular morning deleting all of it. As much as I don't want to, I am going to have to start moderating comments...which is really going to stink over the holidays...
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    Conducting a job search over the holidays...good idea or waste of time?

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    This question is unofficially raised this time of year. Despite the fact that you are going to wait until the last minute before implementing that new years' resolution, should you even bother starting your job search during the holidays. Actually, you...
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    Knowing where your best performers came from...um, yeah...it's important!

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    Weird timing with this ERE article by Kevin Wheeler, titled "Defining Talent in 5 Steps". I'm working on a project here to do just that, but let me add some context here before I talk about that. I've seen so many articles lately about defining a recruiting...
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    Blogger wins the Heisman Trophy!

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    I was so excited to watch the ceremony this weekend. Even more excited when Matt won (no secret that Reggie was my favorite but Matt's a close second). I guess I was surprised that they rewarded composure and leadership versus pure athleticism. OK, OK...
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    How to find an International job at Microsoft

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    Yesterday, the International Program Manager for our recruiting system stopped by my office to say hi (what can I say...people like me...hee!). I had done some work with her when we launched the system in the US...I was a trainer and SME for the system...
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    It's hard to be relevant right now

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    I had planned on coming back from my little mini-vacation (no travel...just time off) to write something fun and interesting on my blog (and I still may do that a little later). But my heart is still really sick about the situation in South Asia. It's...
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    Best kept secret about working at Microsoft

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    Someone recently asked me about the best kept secret about working at Microsoft. Gosh, that is hard...there is so much on the Internet about working here. But here are the things that surprised me: First, I was truly shocked at how incredibly nice people...
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    Why won't I learn?

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    After telling you last week that I thought complaining helped me get my Tablet PC, and complaining to 2 people via e-mail today that I was bored after being out of the office for 3 days, my temporary crowns popped off while I was flossing (yes the dentists...
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    The Effect of Applicant Influence Tactics on Recruiter Perceptions of Fit and Hiring Recommendations: A Field Study

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    Unfortunately, someone has found it necessary to prove that sucking up to recruiters works ( via Gerry here ). Who are these recruiters and where are their BS detectors (sorry to be so crass...this just ticks me off)? I mean, seriously...who ARE these...
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    Time for an office move...

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    Office moves at Microsoft may qualify as the corporate version of urban legends. Kind of like the free soda, and the weird stuff we do to people on their anniversary. When I started at Microsoft, I was told to expect an office move about once a year....
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    Blogs can get you jobs

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    Ask Christopher Hawkins...his was a consulting gig . Event though it's not a full time role, it illustrates the impact of blogs on professional networking. I'm just saying.
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    I knew there had to be a catch...

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    I'm not saying that I am a total pessimist, but I knew that my charmed week had to come to an end (but yay for Matt Leinart anyway and I successfully installed a tile back splash in my kitchen...so evidently my luck ran out at 9AM this morning). Nothing...
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    Dan Gillmor spoke at Microsoft

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    BillCan blogged about Dan Gillmor's presentation at Microsoft. I was there too and knew there was something I was forgetting to blog about. Yeah, they let us mere mortals attend MS Research lectures...you can spot us, we are the ones with the lip gloss...
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    A week full of goodness...wish they could all be like this.

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    OK, I know thanksgiving is over, but I had a great week this week.... 1) I really like my new office. I'm always cold, but this office is warm and kind of cozy. I got all my stuff unpacked and got so much work done because it's so quiet over here. Only...
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    What is your commitment to fixing the system?

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    So I promised myself that I wouldn't blather on about football, but this is relevant to work, I promise...just bear with me. This weekend, aside from my my attempts to recover from the most annoying head cold ever, the focus of the weekend was football...
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    AOL job eliminations

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    Sounds like Marketing was hit pretty hard yesterday at AOL, according to this article. AOL is offering some outplacement and severance and I think they have some good, marketable talent there. I'd be happy to field questions and resumes from any AOL folks...
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    "Clinton blows horn for search start up"

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    CNET's headline...I didn't make it up. They are trying to be funny because he plays saxaphone...uh, I think. I have a couple issues here: First the opening statement: "A Web search upstart is cutting the ribbon on a new service with the celebrity muscle...
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    Executive Employment Outlook for 2005

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    ExecuNet put together this employment outlook for 2005 , which focuses specifically on the executive space (they polled execs and exec recruiters). Even if you aren't at exec level, you can gain some insight into the projected 2005 employment market and...
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