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, 2005

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    This holiday season, it's a tower of flowing chocolate, last year it was what? I don't remember.

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    Every year at this time, I imagine a bunch of other similarly inclined people sitting down with a glass of wine (or spiked eggnog…yum!) to flip through the Sunday paper in search of the new *in* thing (I just confirmed this exercise with my co-worker...
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    Bye bye, sweet ugly dog

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    Sam
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    Marketers...want to work in XBOX?

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    This is the team with the highest *cool* factor at Microsoft (I know, I am automatically a dinosaur for saying it like that but it's all I got). XBOX Marketing has a bunch of open positions . If you want me to send your resume to the XBOX hiring team...
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    Holidays good time to polish that resume

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    I vaguely remember posting something about this topic last year, but figure if I forgot, you did too. Wanted to give you an inside peek at recruiting during the holidays and how you can use that to your advantage (cue evil laughter). It's no surprise...
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    Blog Interview with Scott Horn, GM in Microsoft's Mobile and Embedded Devices Group

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    I recently interviewed Scott Horn, a General Manager in our Mobile and Embedded Devices Group at Microsoft. I used to recruit for this team (was it 3 years ago?), which was really fun because they value potential (a quality that warms a recruiter's heart...
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    Technology 1, Candidate Experience 0

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    I know, I work for a technology company; one focused on allowing people to "realize their full potential". There's a huge people element there. We aren't making technology for the sake of technology but to help people do more and be better. But I see...
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    The Human Head Weighs 8 Pounds

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    OK not really, but I thought this would be a good way to kick off a blog post on what you can do to help me help you . I'm specifically thinking about the e-mails I get from people wanting to be considered for roles at Microsoft. None of the stuff I am...
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    Huge opportunity...scent-based marketing

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    I like to smell stuff...I admit it. They (you know, my good friends "they") say that smell is the most powerful of the five senses when it comes to evoking memories. Dry California air and stale beer takes me back to college (in a good way). The smell...
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    Mistakes in blogging...

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    I've noticed lately that many new bloggers can't wait to announce the creation of their blog(s). I'm sure part of it is excitement from joining the ranks of "bloggers" (eventually, you get over it) and part a desire to drive traffic. It's also not a good...
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    Microsoft and marketing to college students

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    Seattle PI article on Microsoft's (and other companies') use of student ambassadors (peer-to-peer marketers) on campus. When I was in school, they were marketing perfume knock-offs, magazine subscriptions and naughty t-shirts about UCLA. Now it's software...
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    The trouble with Martha

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    You probably heard by now that Martha Stewart's version of "The Apprentice" will not be coming back for another season. I'm neither surprised nor saddened by the news (just being honest). I've been watching both Martha's and Donald's versions and to say...
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    MSN Music Road Tour

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    What happens when 6 strangers "stop being polite and start being real" (sorry, but it sounds like MTV, does it not?)...at a number of music festivals? MSN Music Road Tour . Actually, I'm not sure if they stop being polite, but since they were traveling...
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    I can answer five questions, no problem

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    As long as there's no limit to how much space I can take up to answer them ; )
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    Microsoft tops Financial Times' "most Respected Companies" List

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    For the first time (of many, I hope), Microsoft has surpassed GE as most respected company, according to the recent Financial Times CEO survey (SeaTimes article...paid subscription required to access the article on the Financial Times website), conducted...
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    Impressions of a 6 month old Microsoftie

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    Actually, his Microsoftness is 6 months old. He definitely looks older than that in the pictures. Here's a post from Adam Herscher , a campus hire from last summer, on his impressions of Microsoft, 6 months into his tenure. I experienced many of the same...
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    Snow what?

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    There is snow expected here tomorrow (or tonight)...for some reason our weather-casters are wrong about 50% of the time (what a job...can I be wrong 50% of the time and still keep my job? Probably not!). They obviously have not figured out that if they...
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    LinkedIn Etiquette Tips

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    Here. Some of it is just good advice for networking in general. Some of it sounds like advice you have heard from me before. Your network is your asset. Guard and nurture it. More about LinkedIn at the Social Networking weblog
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    Wrong Thanksgiving Food

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    My friend Mark made me think of this...all the food that comes out at Thanksgiving that simply should not exist. I think this is mostly because he's British and his wife is American, so he can view our American tradition with a little bit of objectivity...
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    More interviews to come

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    I've gotten some great feedback on the interviews with Romi and Scott . I'll work on some more interviews. What I want to know from you is 1) who is interesting to you and 2) am I hitting on the questions you would ask if you were speaking with the person...
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    XBox Stuff

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    Big launch so I guess I should blog about it, except everyone else already is, so I'll just link. I'm not a gamer myself, but I certainly admire the marketing that goes into launching a product like XBox 360 (plus it's cool to see customers geek out over...
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    Start something opthamologically questionable.....

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    like shooting milk from your eye . OK, for the record, I don't actually endorse the practice. from InsideMicrosoft (I refuse to believe that Nathan thinks this is real)
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    I'm back...

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    Back from vacation with a very odd case of vertigo (could be from being on a wobbly ship and currently having a head cold). I think I have the potential to be very funny right now (cold medicine), but not very relevant or articulate (cold medicine). So...
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