One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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May, 2006

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    How to get promoted in ten easy steps

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    Hah! If it were that simple. But Kate Lorenz over on MSN Careers has some tips for getting promoted . Of course they all take work! Ew, and self-evaluation. One of them even takes shopping. Whee! Hmm, I'd recommend meditating on 5, 6 and 8 right now...
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    The diff between marketers and evangelists

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    Sing it, sister Couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Saying "we suck" makes you happy?

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    Steve Rubel says: "I like companies that say 'we suck'" And while I agree with the notion that transparency and a self-critical nature are good, just like pie, I wonder if "liking companies that say 'we suck'" gives companies more permission to, well...
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    I found some extra time in my work day

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    While everyone else is talking about this, I'm working. I can't be the only one that doesn't understand the allure. I just can't get into it.
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    I own two pair of Uggs...

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    one that I, rather ironically, wear when I do yard work. I like how beat up they look and I just hose them off. The other a black suede version with silver buttons down the outside (Miss Mary Mack would be ever so proud). Some people think Uggs are ugly...
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    Telecommuting confessions...

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    I can use the phrase "good sweats" in a sentence with a straight face I put on a little make-up to go to the gym (sorry, my girliness has to come out somewhere and the "good sweats" aren't doing it for me) I've become even less tolerant of traffic...
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    Cool or Lazy?

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    I'm not sure which I am (actually, I am sure, but you probably aren't sure which one I am). I loved HomeGrocer.com. Remember them? You may have had something similar in your area called PeaPod.com. Webvan bought HomeGrocer.com about 5 years ago and...
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    Explaining short stints on resumes

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    Over on the MSN career site, there's an article about explaining to a hiring company the short term positions (contract or full-time) on your resume. While I would enforce the importance of truthfulness (or truthiness, if you will) in your explanation...
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    Is the "Today Show" media and are they for sale?

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    This morning on the Today Show, they are broadcasting from aboard a huge new Royal Caribbean cruise liner. I've been on a cruise and the ships can be pretty spectacular, but I had to wonder about the timing. Cruise lines have gotten a black eye lately...
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    Simplicity

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    This highlights to me the importance of simplicity (cute kid alert!). You can't help but appreciate the simplicity of these pictures, when most folks would have been taking pictures with a cake, balloons and plenty of presents. It also helps you appreciate...
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    If your blog is written by your PR department...

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    is it really a blog? Over at Novell, Kevan Barney (PR Manager) and Bruce Lowry (Spokesperson) are blogging on "Novell Open PR". This begs the question: "what makes a blog a blog rather than a website?" It's an interesting initiative, but I wonder...
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    Naughty but Funny

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    Oddly, laughing at this makes me feel guilty like when I used to get the giggles in church. Infiltrating Best Buy Not to be a Pollyanna (because we know how much I love being called *that* and my glass is half empty and the last half isn't the good...
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    In asking for employment references on the job application counter-productive?

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    If I've learned one thing lately, it's the people will try to talk you out of something that they, themselves fear. Recently, a friend tried to talk me out of my fitness routine because he thought I didn't "need it". When I told him that it made me feel...
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