One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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January, 2007

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    Boneheads

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    If the devices weren't planted under bridges and in transit terminals, this would have still been a pretty unsophisticated marketing tactic , and I would have said that we were all over-racting. But planting stuff with wires hanging out of it near major...
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    My take on templates as part of an initial recruiting process...

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    Nothing like a template e-mail from a recruiter to make you feel like a number. A low number. It really shocks me that people recruit like this. I just got an e-mail from a small local software company. Obviously, the person that sent the e-mail has...
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    Insecurity and treading the fine line between jerkiness and confidence in the interview

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    We all have it. I'm willing to admit to my fair share; though I can't explain why I couldn't be bothered to care whether people blogroll me (flattered if they do but if they don't, that's OK) but I get a little thrill when my dental hygienist tells me...
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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    I'm ready for us to get Martin Luther King day off at work. I'm not going to go into a long explanation as to why other than to say that the Reverend is very symbolic of what makes America great to all of us regardless of our individual backgrounds and...
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    But the hiring manager told me...

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    Thought I should get the year rolling with a work-related post... This topic comes up from time to time among recruiters. I don't want to say that we get together just to talk about things that hiring managers do that are challenging (oh, there's usually...
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    Darn you, clocky

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    I rarely use an alarm clock anymore, but when I do, I frequently do the snooze button routine. In my groggy state, I can generally make deals with myself about what I will eliminate from my morning routine to allow myself a few more minutes of sleep time...
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    It's going to snow and I am pretty sure there is some weird planetary stuff going on

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    Steve Raible, who wishes his name was Bluster Winblower, just said that "winter is most definitely here". Darn these weather people. This time I give him permission to be wrong. The sky has been weird today. Bright and shiny one moment, pelting gloppy...
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    Playing favorites with Recruiting Tools

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    Any time two or more recruiters are in a room together, the subject of tools comes up; tools for sourcing candidates, tools for tracking candidates. One of the challenges of being a recruiter with a pretty visible profile is that you get inundated with...
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    Snow days = hunker down and get stuff done days

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    As much as I'd rather be able to drive off my property (which I have not done in 5 or 6 days....<sigh>), having been a shut-in lately has done a lot for my productivity. And though there is never a "good time" for this kind of weather to strike...
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    Lessons from The Apprentice

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    Finally got caught up on my Apprentice watching this weekend. Well, kind of. I think I missed the first episode. I watched the one with the bathing suits (um, yeah...attractive) and the Star tours (kind of annoying) and the El Pollo Loco bowls (Paradise...
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    There's nothing like a fresh start

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    There's something about the beginning of new year feels like a fresh start (even though it's our fiscal midpoint). During a winter break, you do come back feeling pretty refreshed (well, kind of). It can also be a little hard to get your work motor humming...
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    What I think about The Apprentice...

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    ...nothing yet. Was it my subconscious that kept me from adding the show to my list of programs to be recorded? Uh, maybe. I'll be recording it on CNBC (I think) where it airs a day or 2 later. Whatever. It's hardly breaking news. I'm not sure that...
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    BillG on the Daily Show last night

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    Bill Gates was on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. I often wonder why the staff at the Daily Show doesn't let guests know about that whole banter-at-the-end-of-the-interview thing . I'd say that about a third of guests (maybe more) rise during...
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    Only "urgent" customer service issues addressed? What? You aren't kidding?

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    I used the Online Wall Street Journal at some point last year. I don't really recall what I was using it for at the time, but it seems that the WSJ Online, like many other online properties, bills you annually under the assumption that you will continue...
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    Search often and tell your friends

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    MSN recently launched an initiative in cooperation with the UN High Commissioner on Refugees, supporting ninemillion.org , a group that raises money for education and sports programs for refugees. Here's the press release . Through March 31, 2007,...
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    Tragically unhip. And you?

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    If you want to know the difference between New York hipsters and the rest of us: Nicholas Feltron is cooler than you. It's OK, he's cooler than me too. But just for the record, I don't wear fleece. In case that was how you were picturing my lack of...
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    Taking deep breaths

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    Noooooo! Not MY Pete Carroll! Please. No.
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    Mustaches invade blogosphere

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    What I find interesting about this 2000 bloggers project , aside from the fact that I'm one of the 2000 bloggers (A-list, B-list and other), is the frequency of the mustachioed head shot. What is up with that?
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