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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: 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: Speaking of talking about salary...

    Here's an article about an interesting report on salary disclosure in the workplace . And I call it interesting because it backs up what I have always said (yeah, I am like that); nothing good comes from sharing salary details in the workplace. It's kind of like eating Twinkies. You can't help yourself...
  • Blog Post: Hot-hot hot college majors for technology

    I majored in business administration and graduated from the Entrepreneur Program. So we shant pretend that I have any kind of a technical background (but I can write an awesome little piece of html that embeds videos in my blog postings....oh, wait, I cut and paste that awesome little piece of html)...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Mobile Games Studio

    There are three things I want you to know about this: 1) I think that annoucing something like the introduction of a new studio via a job description is excellent PR, if it was intentional. See interwebz, sometimes leaks can be good. 2) There's a guy referenced in this article whose last name is...
  • Blog Post: Trendster job title: Ninja. Unlike.

    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 may be a function of my age, but I find it a little...
  • Blog Post: The possibility of not getting a job because of those jello shots

    Apparently, we sponsored a survey that found that the majority of recruiters had declined to pursue a prospect/candidate because of information they found about a candidate online. Wow....so this makes me realize that it has been a while since I worked a desk. I admit that. But I still have an opinion...
  • Blog Post: Dumb crap Google says

    Ah, now come on! Creating technical evangelists is one thing. Not hiring someone because they are smart? Total BS. You think that smart person brings a number of followers with them (from a mindshare perspective)? Yeah, they do. This was just a stupid, arrogant thing to say. Yes people, Google thinks...
  • Blog Post: Greatest hits: interview prep

    I took a look at this older post recently and thought I would share it because I think it holds up pretty well. Companies have gotten more and more sophisticated with interview techniques and I think what was once thought of as the "Microsoft interview" can be used at any number of companies and interviewers...
  • Blog Post: Finding recruiters and stalking them like a pro

    We live in interesting times. Can we all agree on that? I remember the tanky economy in 91 and then again in 99. And like, now. The one benefit we have now is the social media that energizes and streamlines our ability to connect with just about anyone. I'm not just talking about your high school...
  • Blog Post: Using LinkedIn for your Job Search

    Oh, this is the blog post I would have liked to have written about LinkedIn if I had time and the attention span. Glen, who usually writes a blog about recruiting for recruiters, shares some of those recruiter best practices from LinkedIn that you can use in your job search. If you are currently looking...
  • Blog Post: A study in customer service or lack thereof

    Subtitle: JobFox has a customer service manager? I am not a vindictive person, despite being ignored. But I have 2 reasons to go down the path of documenting my disappointment in JobFox's lack of response when I tell them that they are spamming me: First, I work in the tech industry and I understand...
  • Blog Post: You can't make this stuff up. You just can't.

    From Kevin Turner's speech, referencing our "Laptop Hunter" ads, at our Worldwide Partner Conference: And so we've been running these PC value ads. Just giving people saying, hey, what are you looking to spend? "Oh, I'm looking to spend less than $1,000." Well we'll give you $1,000. Go in and look...
  • Blog Post: The secret ingredient in Pepsi is happy. Shhhh.

    I flew into Dallas on Tuesday and yesterday gave a presentation at PepsiCo's Talent Acquisition Meeting. It was one of those presentations where I've been talking for 5 minutes and then I get the signal that I only have 5 minutes left and I have no idea how I did. On this trip I also premedicated with...
  • Blog Post: Obama likes us....he really, really likes us.

    And his comedy routine could use a little work. Perhaps he is a little busy with other things?
  • Blog Post: The state of the economy and what I get paid to do

    So aside from my personal annoyance with the news reports about the economy (I have some very specific things I want to do with my money once the stock market rebounds), you may wonder if the economy has any impact on the world of Heather (or HeatherLeigh as many of you have called me....it's OK without...
  • Blog Post: Back from my "staycation"

    I took last week to chill-out (as much as is possible for me) and I admit spending a lot of time on the couch including one full day watch a marathon of the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (don't just....it's a vacation!). I also admit to getting a little obsessive with the label maker. Let's just say...
  • Blog Post: So what is my actual job, you ask?

    This is one of the things I like about Microsoft. It pretty much changes every year. No opportunity for stagnation around here! This year, I am going to learn a ton and do a little travel. So as you may know, my role last year involved 2 things/teams: 1) prospect identification and engagement for...
  • Blog Post: What happens in Cambridge (whether or not it really stays in Cambridge)

    Here's a good explanation of the kind of work that is taking place in our Boston Concept Develop Center. It's always frustrating for a recruiter when there is an awesome pool of talent, geographically, and you don't have local opportunities for them. Boston is a prime example; except now we do have opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Marketing Hiring Event in Austin

    A bunch of Microsoft recruiters and hiring managers from across the comnpany are flying down to the Lone Star State (yeehaw!) to meet with folks interested in working for Microsoft. The backgrounds they are interested in are: Product Management Product Planning Marketing Communications/Marketing...
  • Blog Post: "Career Woman"

    I guess I can't call myself "career girl" (anymore). Is that a ticking sound I hear in my head? Oh, never mind. Here's a short interview I did recently with Career Woman, Inc.
  • Blog Post: I'm encouraging you to complain about our careers site. This is not a trick.

    I'm helping out our HR IT team. They are developing our new careers sites (for US and international) and I meet with them every so often to talk about specs. We sat together this morning to talk about search and I mentioned that I had been contacted in the past by blog readers that had issues with our...
  • Blog Post: I love it when these guys talk about me.

    The conversation about whether to have a resume was taken up by Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz recently on their popular podcast For Immediate Release . They discuss Seth Godin's perspective as a potential future state versus the reality of here and now. These guys always have something interesting to...
  • Blog Post: Would you wear it?

    I probably wouldn't recommend wearing this to a job interview. Maybe if you are a college student. There are more at Blackbird Tees . I like the non-job-related ones. Not so sure that the others will do more than get attention, but not necessarily from recruiters/employers. What do you think? Novel...
  • Blog Post: Sorry, folks, you still need a resume

    Seth Godin says: I think if you're remarkable, amazing or just plain spectacular, you probably shouldn't have a resume at all. Unfortunately, I think Seth is leading people astray. I could count on one hand the people that I would hire without a resume. For everyone else, spectacular or not, I want...
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