One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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April, 2010

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    How to write an email

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    Sounds simple but so many people screw it up. Seth talks about writing a personal email. But I see these mistakes in the emails I get from job seekers and people trying to get my attention for some other professional reason. Listen up staffing tools vendors...
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    The internet of 1969, or how we saw our future in the past

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    This is some crazy video for purposes I really don't understand. The best parts are the console dials, the smooth jazz and the misogyny.
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    Trendster job title: Ninja. Unlike.

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    I get that the young professional generation wants to be able to define themselves. We all did when we were early in career. But Ninja? Really? It may be that part of that self-definition, for many, includes coming up with trendy job titles. And it...
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    Dummer than a box of hammers

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    (The title is ironic...please, no corrections of my spelling. I hate that I have to write this because it makes it less awesome...for you and for me) I'm not going to say that there are a lot of dumb people out there. Because that would be unkind.I...
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    The demise of MySpace and Palm

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    I don't really think that Sean Parker is saying anything that we didn't already know. But the sound bite is good. Restating the obvious is cool when you do it well and have an audience. It lets them feel smart and lets you feel funny. Not this kind of...
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    Flying through the air with the greatest of...um, ease?

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    OK, not the greatest of ease. But the maybe the greatest of "holy crap, I am doing this! I am totally doing this!" Or as one of my friends put it "F*#@ You, fear!" Lately, I have been trying to focus on bringing more joy into my life. I feel like I...
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    Trapeze stunts

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    Against my better judgement, I am featuring a video spotlighting my big butt, for the purpose of showing my progress on trapeze. And yes, I am heading back to the gym. First try on the catch: fail Second try: got it! Wheeeee...
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    I work at Microsoft

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    and being awesome was my idea.
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    How sick is "sick enough"

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    Ah, the sick day. When you should be at home getting better but instead, you work; possibly prolonging your illness and infecting others. Because you are too, too important. Hi ego, thanks for coming to the party. And before you think I am criticizing...
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    LinkedIn user, go back and try again using your smart-person voice

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    My buddy, Chris Hoyt (AKA RecruiterGuy) diverged from his usual writing topics (about recruiting, for recruiters) and talks about the flagrant misuse and half-a**ery exhibited among some job seekers trying to "network". LinkedIn engagement is it's...
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    Teen Hacker

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    This interview with Marc Maiffret is interesting . Some people might be interested more in the technology aspects of what he did, but the part I find fascinating is the psychology of his jump from homeless teen hacker to business guy.It makes me think...
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    A quiz that doesn't provide the answers at the end...

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    ...is called market research. Good concept, FastCompany. But try harder next time.
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    But you'd be so much more attractive if you had a Windows 7 Phone

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    and it's not just because that "there's an app for that" thing makes people think they can keep their phone on the dinner table. Like in case they need to calculate a tip. Grrr. Try math. I am a phone etiquette stickler, which I think I have mentioned...
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    Too good to reward, gone in a flash.

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    I've had a couple conversations this week about the size of the "passive"talent pool. Different people define this pool differently, but at the highest level, it's the folks that are not currently looking for a position. It's hard to estimate the size...
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    To Gizmodo

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    It's just a matter of time before "gizmodo" becomes a verb. gizmodo (verb) Etymology: modern English (colloquial), from Gizmo (ref: "Gremlins", comics) and Moto ("Hello Moto") 1. a. To treat a reader or customer with condescension or disdain 1. b....
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    How much is "not enough" these days?

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    There are many things in life that I don't understand: how anyone finds Jim Carrey funny, why someone would voluntarily eat anything that contains liver, how the hell to wire my media center. And this. FourSquare is about to jump the shark (and if you...
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    Teenagers: friend your mom at your own peril

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    You'd be better off logging in at the library (editors note: the library is a building they had in the old days that housed items called "books" made of mashed tree pulp, literary angst, publishers fees and possibly a little nasal excrement).
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