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

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  • Blog Post: Heather Hamilton has left the building!

    Tomorrow, officially. You know I couldn't leave without saying goodbye, my wonderful, invisible interwebz friends. It's been 12 years of hard work and 7 years of blogging. Seven years! I plan to pick up the blogging again, elsewhere; at least the personal stuff. Yeah, yeah, the Microsoft stuff stays...
  • Blog Post: Nurturing a workplace for creatives...

    This article (or wait, is it a blog post...I'm going with article) kind of trails off into how to manage grown-ups, but the initial premise is something I agree with. If you hire creative people, you need to have a corporate culture that doesn't squeeze every bit of creativity out of them. Now, I consider...
  • Blog Post: Resume funkaliciousness...I like pink.

    OK, it's not for everybody. Or even mostlybody. However, this is fun. Bam! (More info on FastCompany here) I love novelty, when it doesn't interfere with practicality. What can I say...I am a practical gal. I think novelty and practicality can exist in harmony though. So here's what you need...
  • Blog Post: If I could do it all again, I'd do something different. But it still wouldn't be that.

    Sometimes I think about what would have happened if I majored in something else besides business in college. I mean, that business degree comes in handy-ish. An actual requirement to do my job? Not so much. I was in a training last week where we were calculating the net present value of a project. And...
  • Blog Post: The threat of the false positive by way of stupid pet tricks

    I'm always interested in other companies' interview processes. It helps me realize that some of the stuff we do really does feel like innovation to other companies even though it's just part of our regular process. I also realize that some of the things that work at a small company aren't going to hold...
  • Blog Post: Now hiring, until you decide to get the band back together

    Once upon a time, I hired consultants and was working a job fair (hey, I said once upon a time and that time was the 90s). And our booth listed the areas for which we were hiring (yay, grammar!) and one of them was "client/server" and someone walked up and said they wanted to be a "client/server" or...
  • Blog Post: Sometimes a salary bump is about something else

    You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about the Google salary bump reported this week : Google increases employees salaries by 10% with some other stuff thrown in. Sweet. It's not an entirely stupid move on Google's part because...wow, the PR response. Look, I would love to get a 10% salary...
  • Blog Post: If you talk about your salary in the interview...

    you are clearly high. Penelope may be talking about salary range high . But it wouldn't hurt to tell anyone who does this to put the crack pipe down. I may be ticking off a load of recruiters. However, I am all about the open market. Companies should pay what skills are worth. Yeah recruiters, you...
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