One Louder

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

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    Got an e-mail last night from someone (I won't disclose names) who reads this blog and took my recommendation to start a resumeblog . I think he posted his blog about a week ago and already has a phone interview with a company. Over at the Software Product...
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    Second Acts for Old Brands

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    Speaking of branding, here's a Harvard Business School article on reviving old brands.
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    Recruiting MBA Alumni

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    I'm spending my day posting jobs to MBA Alumni organizations. I was blessed with a HUGE window in my office (it's actually 2 windows) and am disctracted by how unbelievably beautiful it is outside right now. For some reason, this winter seemed longer...
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    A look at the flip-side: Employment Branding

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    Yesterday, I wrote about your own personal brand and how to manage that brand in your career search. Today, I want to look at the flip-side of that and share some thoughts on employer or employment branding. Chances are, unless you are in HR or staffing...
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    You are your own Brand: Strategies for Job Searching

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    Recruiting for marketing, I’ve come to realize that people who know how to market products and services well sometimes don’t know how to market themselves. If we look at your job search as a marketing campaign aimed at a target customer (the...
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    A few more tips on submitting resumes

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    A few thoughts have come to mind since my last post (and I've heard from some other folks on what you should try to avoid when applying for positions). So a couple more things... -I can't tell you how many times I've received a cover letter that starts...
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    Digital Resume Format

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    Here are some tips I picked up in AIRS RealTools Newsletter today (written by Michael Foster). The article was specifically speaking of resumes you submit as an applicant that get input into a candidate database at a corporation and creating the best...
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    I am..a Corporate Blogger

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    In his article “Professionals, Publishing for the Public ”, David Weinberger says “I don't know that companies have figured out what the role of the outward-facing blogger is. It's too new.” Hmmm, David, we should talk. Not that...
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    Q & A

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    I've received a number of questions on different topics and wanted to get some of these answered today. Also want to let you know that these answers are from my personal perspective and while I'm at it, here's my disclaimer. Keep the questions coming...
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    Marketing Resumes...what recruiters like to see

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    My tech recruiting pals Gretchen and Zoe have quite a dialog going on regarding what they like to see on resumes. Some of what I am seeing on their blog applies to marketing resumes, some doesn't. For the most part, a marketing resume is a different animal...
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    The day of the Microsoft interview.

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    Do you ever wonder if all the stories you hear about the “Microsoft interview” are true? Go ahead and type “Microsoft interview” into your search engine...you get a lot of results (definitely including pages from 2 of our most...
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    Marketing "specialist" roles

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    So last week, I explained a little bit about what makes up “Marketing at Microsoft”; the different kinds of marketing that we do. The functions I describe make up a lot of the marketing roles at Microsoft but I wanted to give you some more...
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    My first week as a blogger

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    OK, so it hasn't really been a week yet. It's been three days, but that is at least a week in Microsoft time. I've learned a lot this week... **sometimes, if you think you are getting a headache from staring at your computer screen, you just need to...
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    Some of it is work related, some not. This is what I'm reading, have read or am going to read

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    Google Hacks: 100 Industrial Strength Tips and Tools by Tara Calishain and Rael Dornfest The Death of Competition: Leadersip and Strategy in the Age of Business Ecosystems by James F. Moore 365 Nirvana Here and Now by Josh Baran The EMyth Revisited...
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    Corporate Blogging Culture

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    I read this article today from Fast Company , about companies that blog. If you haven't checked out Robert Scoble's blog yet, you should soon! He's a prolific blogger and kind of our resident expert around here.
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    Are we crazy for blogging?

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    Reading a lot of posts from people surprised about how many Microsoft employees blog (and the fact that executive management allows it). Recently, some posts on the idea of recruiters blogging...surprising? Are we crazy? Does it help to know that we...
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    What happens when I submit my resume?

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    My co-worker, Gretchen, posted this information on her blog. Great detail on what happens to your resume when you submit it to Microsoft Staffing. Gretchen and Zoe support technical groups, but the process is basically the same for marketing... .....
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    Market Research...what does Microsoft look for?

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    Someone asked me today what our Market Research team looks for in potential employees. I asked the recruiter for Corporate Market Research to give me an update on the hot skills for this group. But first, let me tell you a little bit about the Market...
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    Marketing Undergrads....did you know?

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    Did you know that Microsoft has started hiring graduating undergrads for roles in marketing? Yep, we sure are. We have expended our college recruiting efforts to focus on marketing as well! This is a new effort that was implemented last year and we are...
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    Inspiration

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    So aside from all the marketing talk, I'll try to share a little bit about myself , what I like and what inspires me. So you can see the person behind the blog. “Inspiration” has been a theme for me the past couple of days. I got an e-mail...
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    Where Software Product Managers hang out (online)

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    I hope to provide some information on great resources for technical marketers. In my role as Senior Talent Scout (kind of a talent finding cyber-sleuth), I come across lots of interesting people and sites in my research. One such site is the Software...
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    (Read me)

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    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content of this site consists of Heather's and other MS employees' own personal opinions and do not officially represent our employer's view in anyway. Included content...
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    What is "Marketing" at Microsoft?

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    So I thought I would start off explaining a little bit about what is considered marketing here at Microsoft. I'm not really sure how we came to know a number of business functions as marketing, but it is what it is (or kind of is what it kind of is)....
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    Heather's Bio

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    I am a marketing geek and I hope you don't mind that I am writing this is in the first person. I started recruiting finance and accounting professionals in 1994 in Chicago...great city...very cold. After a few years, I realized that things don't change...
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    Marketing at Microsoft...

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    OK, technology has finally hit me over the head. I've been talking about blogging for long enough. Now it's time to do it! I've been inspired by my colleagues Gretchen and Zoe , who have just started blogging on technical recruiting at Microsoft. They...
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