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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: 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: Holey Resume!

    I love disagreeing. It's like a hobby. When I was a kid, I thought I would be a lawyer when I grew up. As much as I joke about it, the driver for me isn't the need to be right. I just love dialectic; the challenge and discovery. You know, when I am not getting a stern "talking to" about taking some time...
  • Blog Post: Yer hired!

    The best cover letter of all time ? Perhaps...if it works. The best manicure of all time? Nyet. (PS: the cover letter is a fake , but still adequately funny. And perhaps some good employment branding. If only the company wasn't named "Aviary"...kakaw!)
  • 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: Lurker wrongness

    There is something a little ego-boosting (for me, at least) about acknolwedging the fact that the types of things that other people do; the ones that used to make my blood boil, are triggers for sympathy. You know, if you think of all of us as a collection of biology and experience. And if you can also...
  • Blog Post: In the interest of your safety, please move it out of my way

    People are seriously wigging out here about some weather. Monday it snowed; a couple inches, now deemed a "storm"...I even saw "blizzard". Ach. I contend that everyone who insists on driving on a "snowy" day do ten years of snow driving before they even attempt to do it here. Freeways were beyond...
  • Blog Post: Now this is where you have to get out of the binary thinking in your head

    Computer Engineer Barbie is making me 1) love the intention and 2) hate the medium. But I 1) love that the kids are excited and am 2) throwing up a little bit. And also 1) this is not the 1950s and 2) can we stop idealizing what it means to be a woman (clearly from the perspective of someone who finds...
  • Blog Post: Many Annoyed by Bad Cell Phone Etiquette

    As opposed to that good cell phone etiquette that delights. Oh jeez. OK, it's really just the title that is bad (just sayin since I have been a little critical in this category lately), because this study looked at what behavior people actually participate in themselves (people actually admitted this...
  • Blog Post: This survey brought to you by Twitter

    Sometimes I think the Interwebz are dumb. Or suveys are total BS. Someone is jumping to a causality conclusion when perhaps a little commons sense could be employed. Like maybe comparing the Twitter usage to other media, online and otherwise, than just some random message board. Giving student free...
  • Blog Post: Marie Antoinette?

    Oh, no, Eric Schmidt. Here we go again. First you are supposed to change your name to cover your social media tracks. Then, if you don't like being photographed in an unflattering sweater, you should just move. Stop saying dumb stuff. I think we are in an uncertain time where people understand...
  • Blog Post: On the occassion of hearing one too many complaints, she complains

    I think I have discussed how much I love complaining, especially since complaining has become a serial activity on Facebook. Not only are ya miserable but you can make your friends miserable too. And also your "friends." I may have reached a little too far into the serenity bag for many peoples' taste;...
  • Blog Post: The Search Engine of Mostly Wrong-ness

    This is right up my alley. It appeals to my love of random data, my professional expertise with effective search engine queries and my affinity for telling people they were wrong. Hey, I think that if you don't know, you probably shouldn't speculate. Unless it's your job to speculate. In which...
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