One Louder

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

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    Why can't you just injure yourself the normal way?

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    One of my secret talents, that I have not yet shared with you, is that I find interesting ways to injure myself. No simple knee scrape will do. Only injuries that require detailed explanations fit the bill. Instead of just falling off my bike as a child...
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    Things you should never say to a recruiter, part one...

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    I'm willing to take any job at our company...that's how much I want to work there!
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    Stuff the applicants are doing that make my job harder

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    Not to complain....because I love receiving resumes and am glad when someone is considering a career at Microsoft. I'm not under the ridiculous impression that everyone reads my blog before sending me a resume. But on days when I am looking through hundreds...
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    Working It

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    For those of you that require pictures... We don't need no stinkin' dog toys Notice how the male of the species exhibits superior intelligence by holding the peanut butter jar Yeah, we Hamiltons love our penaut butter. For anyone...
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    Technical Documentation Weirdness

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    From DarrenBarefoot ...the funniest Canadian I almost know. If you are sensitive to exotic or potty humor, beware.
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    My Big Fat Polish Midwestern Family Reunion

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    I just got back last night from Sandusky, Ohio; home of Cedar Point and my birthplace. Much of my family still lives in Ohio, but in years past, I haven't been able to make it home for my family reunion. Last weekend was the first one for me and it was...
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    Be good, be memorable or be gone

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    I could never count the number of people I have interviewed in my years of recruiting; many, many people. I've shaken many hands, caught many colds, asked many questions. Every once in a while, I have a candidate whom I've met in the past contact me again...
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    I'm a runner....almost

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    Actually, "I'm a runner!" was what I said when I got fitted for my new running shoes. I should have said "I'm an aspiring runner!"... or "I'm a fast walker that can almost run sometimes!". I was inspired by the shoes and an uncharacteristic surge of optimism...
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    Finishing up my running program

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    For those of you even moderately interested in what happens when a former couch potato publicly declares she is starting a running program, here's an update. Tomorrow is the last day of the program. I can't even believe it. Oh, I've missed a few days;...
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    If you are thinking about talking to me about Web 2.0, please don't

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    I hate the term Web 2.0 (almost as much as I hate the term "War for Talent"). I see it as a way for some people to not only communicate what the thing is (web innovations) but also tell you how you should feel about it (it's hot, it's new...just like...
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    Real Men of Genius

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    This is hilarious . I love the Bud ads because they capture an un-spoken-of-until-now anthropological take on certain human qualities...with humor. Mike definitely captures the A-List Blogger/Keynoter persona (not to suggest that all are this way). Easy...
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    I'm a recruiter, I'm a marketer, I'm a programs manager...what am I again?

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    I have one of those jobs that requires explaining. My title (on any given day) isn't necessarily evocative of what I do. I think part of the reason for that is my disregard for titles and the boundaries of job descriptions (and the fact that I crafted...
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    Some people should not use the Internets

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    Whether they are a tube or a truck . It's funny, it's disconcerting. It's like listening to the rapping granny. I'm not going to get all political here. But this is just 17 different kinds of wrong. And now it's all over the Internets.
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    You, you, you ought to know

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    From Seth Godin: Ten things programmers might want to know about marketers. Nine things marketers ought to know about sales people I'm going to resist the urge to over-analyze the reasons why programmers "might want" to know about marketing,...
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    Zip it slacker boy

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    This is hilarious. I was watching The Daily Show last night (a taped episode) and started to think that because a sense of humor is such an attractive quality, John Hodgman is at risk for becoming the thinking woman's sex symbol. Yeah, I just said it...
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    Finally, an international launch page

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    In the past, when I've been contacted by international candidates interested in working at Microsoft, I had to give rather specific directions (go here and then click there and there) on how to use our career site to apply. It seems we were a US company...
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    Northwestern heatwave

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    It's all over the news. While the rest of the country was boiling, we enjoyed temperatures in the mid 70s and now we are getting ours. For us, in the Puget Sound region, anything in the 80s or above is significant. I think we are getting into the 90s...
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    Low tech but brilliant...

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    and only where it's sunny.
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    I know you are but what am I?

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    Here are some mac parody ads from VH1s Best Week Ever (language alert if you are sensitive to that). I found them funny, but I am uncool and I'm not a slacker. PCs rool. Tip: Todd
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    Sorry...

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    I just deleted a bunch of comments. Sorry, you guys. I was trying to approve comments and delete spam and I got the actions backward. If you left a comment and it didn't show up, feel free to leave it again. I could blame it on the heat, but really, it...
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