One Louder

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

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    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...
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    Nurturing a workplace for creatives...

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    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...
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    Designing product for women

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    (FastCompany: Women Are 85% Of The Consumer Market. But How Do You Reach Them?) The article is interesting, but a little condescending. I am sure it's unintentional and I should point out that the fact that it's written by a woman is beside the point...
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    The moment between photo and video...

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    ...the animated .gif. ( Read about it at FastCompany ) There's something beautiful about this; more refined than video, in kind of an emotional way. I think it's that the isolation of the movement is compelling; kind of tells a story. I rarely...
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    The "War for Talent" is status quo.

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    First, I would like to acknowledge that "war for talent" is a dated phrase; it's just how things are now. No political commentary (only in my head, kids), but the war metaphor is stale. And... poaching talent doesn't exist. People aren't fish. When can...
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    Resume funkaliciousness...I like pink.

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    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...
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    If I could do it all again, I'd do something different. But it still wouldn't be that.

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    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...
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    The threat of the false positive by way of stupid pet tricks

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    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...
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    Holey Resume!

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    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...
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    Yer hired!

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    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...
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    Now hiring, until you decide to get the band back together

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    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...
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    Lurker wrongness

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    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...
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    Beep...beep...beep

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    Collision: (New content idea + system for organizing + newly identified motivation to keep this going) x I miss you guys Ugh, did I just write that like a teenage girl? 'Scuse me while I go ponder whether anyone actually kep me in their blog aggregator...
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    Intense wisdom from my first week of blogging

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    I am looking back at what I thought was blog-worthy in March of 2004. Yeah, I am up in the middle of the night with my sick dog, checking mail and facebook and now this. Hey, my cable is out (OK ,on now), and I'm trying to decide when today becomes tomorrow...
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    Metrics bite, content rules

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    In a Fast Company article about Boing Boing (I haven't read the whole article yet but this jumped out at me and I really need to write about this): "It isn't that Pescovitz doesn't understand what the blog business has become; he just figures that...
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    Sustainability...

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    FTW!
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    Growing pains

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    Man, I hate medical metaphors. So I apologize for my pseudo-medical blog post title. And I ask Daniel Pink to stop using "sclerosis" unless he decides to get an MD (though I should say that I otherwise find him a very interesting writer). This article...
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    Marketing awesomesauce

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    Hova and Bing.
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    In the interest of your safety, please move it out of my way

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    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...
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    Twitter on my TV is much more interesting than the Twitter telling me what you had for lunch

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    I'm generally a little disintersted in technology when it has a vague reason for existing. LinkedIn was something I couldn't see being important to users because connecting with people they didn't know seemed like an anonymous popularity contest. And...
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    Trapeze progress

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    Yes, there is some progress. Not the greatest video quality because the actual catch was real solid, but anyway, here it is...
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    Now this is where you have to get out of the binary thinking in your head

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    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...
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    Many Annoyed by Bad Cell Phone Etiquette

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    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...
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    Oh how I wish...

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    when picking a college major, I had indulged my right brain more than my father. Because I could totally be working here: This jealousy brought to you by FastCompany. Yeahawesomethanks. Oh, and speaking of design, someone at FC again (again!...
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    This survey brought to you by Twitter

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    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...
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