One Louder

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

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    Increasing the odds of getting your resume in front of the hiring manager

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    I'm not sure why I haven't recommended this earlier. I guess that we get used to what we need to do in our daily jobs and forget what kind of info might be important to someone who doesn't get to see it from the inside. I have a little tip that might...
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    Fun team events in the Redmond/Seattle area?

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    This is a question for any locals that read my blog. I know a lot of teams do fun/morale events locally but there's really no repository where someone can go to find out about them. I've come across a couple things (there's a ropes course at Red Hook...
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    How to get hired if you are the best

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    Marc Andreessen blogs about how to hire the best for a start-up and uses Microsoft and Google as models. One difference between the two, I would say, is the GPA thing. You might get a different sound byte if you ask a college recruiter here but I don...
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    We like to do things differently here in the Seattle area

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    Goats for rent.
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    Hey Advertisers, I'm out of here

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    Julian over at EXCELER8ion posts about a great video created by Microsoft employee Geert and an ad agency (hmm, sounds familiar....I hope I have as auspicious a debut with some of my video projects). It's a promo for Ad Center and in one fell swoop shows...
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    Meet Sari Crevin, Microsoft Staffing Consultant for the Zune Team

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    My team acts as a supplier and partner to the marketing staffing community here at Microsoft. So I get to work with some of the industry's best recruiters. I'm excited to share an interview I did recently with Sari Crevin (her first name rhymes with Larry...
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    Talk about awkward

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    I know I have mentioned before about how all the traditional marketing rules don't apply in blogging. Many, if not most, marketers don't get it. Hey, don't get defensive. The fact that you read my blog means you get blogging and you're exceptionally good...
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    "Is it a real troll or a fake one?"

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    Yesterday was my first day on a "video shoot". I feel cool saying that. Did I mention I was on a "video shoot"? With a producer? And a boom mic? I was "the Client". I'm capitalizing that because I can. It was realy fun and we were very fortunate to have...
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    I understand.

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    There's more than one reason not to go down that street. ( postsecret )
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    No wonder I am not a math genius

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    Darren Barefoot talks about the correlation between girls' names and math proficiency . I read Freakonomics with a critical eye and while I understand the socio-economic argument around child naming, I don't see a big difference between Isabella and Abigail...
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    Eliminating keyboard funk

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    Can't wait to get one of these
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    Things that start with "v"

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    Saturday, I met my friend Suzanne at the U Village for some vigorous shopping (the kind that requires drop-off trips to the car). Suzanne and I were on the same team years back and get together now and then to catch up on life (she's got a great family...
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    Seattle's Most Fashionable Man is, Unexpectedly, a Microsoft Employee

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    Jasmine Park, a Program Manager at Microsoft, has a cool fashion blog . She's also friends with Seattle's most fashionable man ...or maybe that should be Most Fashionable Man, Gopi. I have to concur; Gopi is one stylish man. And to those of us accustomed...
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    Bill Gates returns to Harvard for honorary degree

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    If I had a dime for every time someone joked about Bill Gates not having his degree, I could probably buy a machine that would produce a rim-shot each time someone joked about Bill not having a degree. Seriously, do you know how many times you hear that...
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    Subliminal

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    Well advertising isn't magic and psychology isn't advertising. But this video, posted on adfreak shows how subliminal images (product placement anyone?) impact even the messengers. Doesn't make for very original advertising. But what are we supposed to...
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    Bill Gates predicts the future from the past

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    Well, he did in 1987 . Remembering back to what I was thinking about in 1987 (needless to say, it was not computers), none of this stuff would have even been remotely on my mind. Four years later I would be buying a car that had the kind of windows you...
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    Need one or more Microsoft volunteers to tell us about the Microsoft Picnic.

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    Microsoft holds an annual company picnic. I've never gone. It's really designed for Microsoft families and I imagine not the place for someone like me whose head explodes at the idea of what cotton candy can do to a kid (x5000). But I hear from employees...
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    Peet's Straight-up

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    I have mentioned before that I love Peet's coffee. It's not just me being contrary; I find Peet's smoother than Starbucks. I find that there's a smokiness or a slightly burnt flavor to Starbucks that I don't like as much. Having said that, I'll get SBUX...
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    Windows Vista Hologram Mystery Solved

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    Recently, corners of the interwebs were abuzz with conspiracy theories about a teeny-tiny photo image in the Windows Vista hologram. Nick White gives us an explanation on the Vista team blog; one the does not involve someone being walked out by security...
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    Microsoft Art Collection

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    This story about Microsoft's art collection ran last week. We have a company museum, but that's about computers. The artwork hangs in the hallways of our buildings. It's one of those things that you really get accustomed to working here and then one day...
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    Nintendo's 90%

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    So if you are part of the 90% of sales and marketing folks at Nintendo's headquarters that are not relocating to San Francisco or New York, and you happened to be doing some searches online thinking about places you might want to work that would not require...
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    Because you definitely want fish waste to reside as close as possible to your crab rangoon

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    Gag. And also, why?
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