One Louder

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

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    Why is the MBA important?

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    I got a question from blog reader on the importance of the MBA. It's a great question. Many of our job descriptions list the MBA as "preferred"; some may even list it as a requirement. I'll give you my personal opinion on this. Keep in mind that I...
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    jetBlue

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    The video of David Neeleman , CEO of jetBlue, is getting a lot of play online. It's posted on their corporate web page. I've seen some commentary as well. I thought I would weigh in since I've had some interesting, if not completely charming, experiences...
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    Speaking of Windows Vista Advertising and Mac ads

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    Todd shows us the new Lost previews sponsored by Microsoft . I'm not a marketing person (please, let's not even go there again...i'm a marketing enthusiast maybe), but I think that one thing that people often don't understand well is the relationship...
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    Informational Interviews...should you ask for one?

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    External candidates contact me pretty frequently to ask for informational interviews. I understand why they do it and I try to help them understand why I can't grant informational interviews. It could potentially turn into a full-time job for me. Recruiters...
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    Chef rewarded for floppy funnel cake

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    Have you been watching Top Chef? Color me addicted..and sad that it's over. I'm not sure that this post will make a lot of sense to those of you that have not been watching. It now occurs to me that it would have been more fun to review Top Chef for business...
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    I did it all for the cookie

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    Frequently, on campus at Microsoft, you can walk up to a building and find a Bloodmobile. The Puget Sound Blood Center regularly shows up in highly trafficked places to suck the blood right out of your veins (was that too gross?). I've walked past...
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    Jumping back on the horse....to find a Dynamics Platform Technical Evangelist

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    I've obviously made my career (what there is of it) recruiting. Over the last 3 (or more?) years, I've primarily focused on pipelining marketing candidates. To the uninitiated, this is basically identifying and engaging candidates that could fit multiple...
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    Some of my favorite people are in town

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    I'm a tough customer when it comes to recognizing leaders in our industry. We all have our personal opinions on who is good and who is blowing a bunch of hot air. I don't take much at face value. I am sure there's some kind of personality assessment that...
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    The caveman's having a party and you are early

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    I'm having a little too much fun with this .
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    Chicago coolness...Go Bears!

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    Many of you know I moved to the Seattle area from Chicago. Back when I was in high school, there was quite a frenzy around the Bears going to the Super Bowl. I may or may not feel a little left out this year. Nobody seems to be "shufflin' on down....doin...
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    Last blast? Get a grip

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    Newscasters should be more careful; what with the previous weather issues and all. Don't they know that the mention of the s-word and people start to worry about how they are going to get home from work, what plans they need to cancel and how much milk...
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    Daylight Savings Time and your SmartPhone

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    I just got e-mail about this and wouldn't have even known otherwise. I think I heard talk at one point about changing daylight savings time. Why? I don't know. I haven't decided if I care but that might just be because I had an incredible week at our...
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    Microsoft not participating in Superbowl advertising

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    ``The last thing a marketer should do is assume that they need to be on the Super Bowl.'' I could not agree more. I certainly wouldn't be thinking about upgrading my software while stuffing Doritos into my face (and yes, I'll probably be doing that...
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    Whoah...there are 400 of us?

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    I think that I mentioned that last week was our staffing summit, or what we call GSS (Global Staffing Summit). We love making up acronyms for stuff. I was on the planning committee and helped with some of the content. Would it be wrong of me to say that...
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    Blogging is an art, not a science

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    Wait, it's the other way around . Or it's both. Oh forget it.
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    The New Normal

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    Every once in a while, I will go through a period of time where I experience a higher level of stress than normal. I think that stress is caused by different things for different people. For me, it's generally cause by more critical work than I feel like...
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    Using contests for good

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    I love this: Richard Branson offers a $25m prize to the scientist that finds a way to reduce greenhouse gas . People love a good contest. I remember my disappointment, as a child, that my new chemistry set required the user to actually read the directions...
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