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, 2007

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    As I was writing that last blog post...

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    this is what was going on over my house You hear this sound like: fffffffttththhhhhhhhhttttt (got that?) and look up and this big ball of color is floating over your house with arms extended over the side waving. By the time I got the camera out...
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    Lovely Charleston

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    Last week, I went to a manager all-hands in Charleston. At Microsoft, an "all-hands" is when everyone from a group gets together at the same time. If it's somewhere other than your regular work locations, it's sometimes called an "offsite". So I guess...
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    Good to Great

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    Is anyone else reading Good to Great (Jim Collins)? I just started it and granted, I am reading 2 other books at the same time (Pledged and No Need for Speed....hey, I have diverse interests; rationalizing my sorority membership and being the best darned...
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    Interns at Microsoft

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    Here's a nice eWeek article about interns at Microsoft and they kind of work that they do. My exposure to interns has been limited to our one summer a few years ago when we got to work with Sakun, who is at Microsoft on her second HR rotation. In my experience...
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    Resume SEO Tips Regarding Company Names

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    Recruiters care very much about your current or most recent employer. Why? Because the fact that you work for that employers means you have an understanding of a specific industry space. Or because that employer has a history of hiring great talent. For...
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    And you thought the small-talk conversation at the beginning of your job interview was awkward?

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    That ain't nothin'. Recruiters are pretty accustomed to some awkwardness; especially when interviews are supposed to be conversations but sometimes unravel into an uncomfortable list of Q & A with a nervous candidate or one not particularly...
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    Finding Jim Gray

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    This is a pretty fascinating story on the search for Jim Gray, a well-known Microsoft researcher, using some of his own technology. Jim disappeared at sea months ago and remains unfound.
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    Microsoft Product Naming

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    Wobbly

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    In the interest of skipping the first few comments wondering why anyone would wear such a thing (Miami? Anyone?)...it's an art installation. I think it's about the practicality/novelty trade-off and consumerism. Ooh, deep. PS: I still hate Crocs for...
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    Ah, the circle of life

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    Only look at this blog , whatjeffkilled.com if you want to see the guts of small (or sometimes large-ish) rodents. Jeff is a cat. You've been warned. And if you want to know "why? why? why?", you can check out the particularly humorous Q&A here. One...
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    Mind where you park it meetings

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    Business Week has a short article about meeting seating dynamics . (Image from Businessweek.com) I've read about this before. I agree with it to some extent, however, something that I think the article doesn't mention, that I have noticed, is that...
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    I don't get it, but it's cute

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    I guess that's kind of the point. Who knew Teddy Bears could get down like that. Zune ad (Thanks Ariel )
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    I'm pretty sure I brought it with me (95 in Seattle today but it's a dry heat)

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    I left Chicago in 1999 after a significant snowstorm. I had the coolest loft apartment with those big industrial floor to ceiling windows with the metal hand crank that let's you open a square portion of the window for air circulation. And exposed duct...
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    It's about time...

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    Nintendo sold us that scruffy patch of land. The one they (allegedly!) held off on selling to us for parking, just out of spite. I don't begrudge anyone a little spite, by the way. If you can channel it into healthy competition, it's good for business...
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    Less random than it seems

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    In the brilliant marketing file, 7 Elevens are being turned into Kwik-e-Marts . I could see where there's significant cross-over between Simpson's viewers and potential 7 Eleven customers (I'm neither by-the-way...I think I bought a diet coke slurpee...
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    Adding my opinion to the molehill

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    I was going to resist writing about this, but since it relates to recruiting, I feel a little compelled to say something. This is all my opinion, not necessarily the opinion of Microsoft, blah, blah, blah. Also, since I am not naive enough to believe...
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