One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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August, 2005

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    Job Seekers Beware!

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    The big buzz in the staffing industry right now is around the definition of aggressive recruiting and "best practices". Specifically, the debate centers on whether some recruiters go too far by misrepresenting themselves (impersonating competitors employees...
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    It keeps me sane

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    Things have been busy lately, which I guess is a little obvious here since I haven't been posting as much as I'd like. I'm winding down after a crazy 6 weeks, finally catching up on mail. Incidentally, I've heard from a lot of great people lately (thanks...
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    What is it and how do I use it?

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    I've had a couple people contact me recently to ask about Jobster. I think that in the recruiting space, we are so accustomed to companies rolling out a "tool" and then telling us it does X and this is exactly how you use it. For better or worse, Jobster...
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    Absence makes the heart grow slightly less annoyed

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    Last week, I saw the first advertisement for the dueling Apprentae masters : Trump and Martha (hmm, Trump's site isn't up but Martha's is!). Somehow, the sight of his cotton candy head makes me stop my Tivo. Darn you, Trump! Two plastic-looking business...
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    Professional organizations and double dipping

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    Part of my job is advising recruiters on candidate generation strategy. Every so often, I'll grab some current job descriptions and head out onto the Internet to see what's doing. It's hard to advise on the most effective places to post jobs if I don...
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    My Brand: she tells the truth and she answers mail

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    Last week at the CareerXRoads Colloquium, Mark Mehler (someone who gets it) asked me (I kid you not): "you are the one that gives candidates feedback, right?". My response was something along the lines of "yeah that's me and I hope I am not the only one...
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    Best thing I have heard in a while

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    Via Seth Godin , and if you know my musical taste you understand: "You have to bring some funk to get some. You just can't walk in a place and expect to get some funk. If you ain't bring no funk, then you can't get no funk... Another thing is, you...
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    Layoffs in the Information Age

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    I know, "Information Age" sounds a little circa 1995, but Web 2.0 sounds hokey to me (sorry, I don't like it...have to laugh a little when I hear people use it...which is good for you to know in case you meet me and see me giggling wildly...it's usually...
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    Sakun, it's not "goodbye"...it's "see you later"

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    This week marks the end of awesome Sakun's internship. Sakun returns to finish up her Masters of HR (after her impressive CS undergrad degree and an MBA...whew!). The HR interns, like Sakun, that are offered positions (like Sakun) and accept (like Sakun...
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    The Crabby Office Lady...no, it's not me

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    Microsoft's Crabby Office Lady goes all RSS on you . Hey, if you strive to be an MSOffice power-user (and who doesn't?), Ms. Crabby has lots of snarky tips and tricks to get you there. I like her recent entry on Outlook Contacts helpful. Tools you can...
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    The Value of Finding out Where the Smart Kids Hang Out and...what makes me bring it!

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    In my job, I think a lot about talent "pools". I wish I had another word. I find smart people, consider what they have in common with other smart people and where they get together and I reach out to them. Pretty much my job in a nutshell. It combines...
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    Live..from Seattle

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    OK, well technically, from Alaska Airlines, originating in Seattle. And not so much live as "earlier today". Anyhoo... On my flight today, in the restroom (yes, a new low on my blog...whee!) , the air freshened hanging on the door looked a little suspect...
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    Experiment: do finance people care about blogs?

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    Our Finance Networking Event is tomorrow (big, deep breath) and I was thinking about how, if I go into a room of marketers or recruiters, someone talks to me about blogging...always. I'm just wondering if that is going to happen tomorrow. Hey, I know...
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    Watch me as I navigate...

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    ...our career site . I know this is one of the biggest hassles for the active job seeker. Sometimes it seems so complicated that you are looking for the quick out ("can't I just send you my resume...do I have to do all this?"). Because us recruiting folk...
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    Decompression

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    I guess the fact that my blogging activity has been sporadic lately has not gone unnoticed. Our upcoming Finance Networking Event ended up being A LOT more work than I had anticipated. It had been at least 6 months since I had come in on a weekend and...
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    Real Microsoft People in Marketing

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    I've said before that I don't think Microsoft uses it's own employees enough in it's advertising, especially it's recruitment advertising. We know the value of humanizing a brand through blogging (and the fact that some people are surprised that someone...
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    If Dan offers to work on your carburettor

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    Just say no.
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