One Louder

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

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    Can it be? But it goes to eleven. (Tip to Andy....will update with link...Andy?)
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    Using LinkedIn for your Job Search

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    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...
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    Michael Jackson, the Stock Market and Swine Flu, Oh my!

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    I'm starting to think that we have the media that we deserve . Where are the laughing cherubs and butterlies people?
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    In-flight editorial is totally hot and covered with cooties

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    So it seems that in-flight magazines are the cockroaches of publication . Oh, only in their ability to survive the print-edition apocalypse (speaking of which, what is going on with Cher?). But what happens when more carriers offer wireless interwebs...
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    Navel gazing versus observing on Twitter

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    Oversharers that we are, Twitter has been asking us "What are you doing?" and we have responded with statements, squeezed into that little box. I don't like having my personality squeezed so. And so I have opted to update my status on Facebook (or both...
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    Meeting personalities

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    When it comes to meetings, I have multiple personalities . Truth is that I don't like meetings all that much. I get that they are necessary. But I think a lot of the meeting behavior wastes time. I know, I know, we should all spend a bit of time talking...
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    If this isn't evil, it's at least suckage

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    And gimmicky. Using ads are one thing. I've gotten good at ignoring them. But requiring my attention? Well that is crap. Using the technical term. I don't like to tag companies with "evil." Because a lot of what people like to refer to as "evil" is...
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    Up for one, down for two

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    Brand logo, flushing toilet. Does there always have to be a difference?
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    Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

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    Have you heard that grunge is coming back? As someone who missed the full-on grunge experience, Seattle-style. I really hope it's coming back. If so, it has some work to do. Maybe it's about the fashion. As much as I eschew anything with a collar ...
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    "The camera changed the way we behaved"

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    "Citizen journalism" (article by Paul Carr) is slippery. It's a big category with room for self-involved lookiloos ('look at me looking at this", as Paul Carr aptly states) and hopeful, passionate crusaders putting a face and an action to a cause. Some...
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    The 24 year old that designed the Windows 7 screen

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    This will make you feel old and stale if anything will. Because Chuck Anderson is amazingly talented. And 24. Yeah, 24. When he was born, I was staying out too late, smoking cigarettes and going to keg parties hoping that the police didn't show up. But...
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    Arrington, please

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    For the educated (by Gawker media) reader, how much of this do you think is driven by an actual business issue and how much is driven by hubris? At what point is one embarrassed by actually behaving like a "diva"? A one hour mistake and Arrington is...
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    Enough with the stickers already!

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    Once upon a time, Microsoft employees got t-shirts. Many, many t-shirts. It got old, as things are wont to do. Seems that Moore's law applies to tech company swag as well. Because in much less time, I've gotten sick of stickers. Arghthestickerspleasemakeitstop...
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    Productive stress

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    In a conversation today, I used the phrase "appropriate and productive stress." Stress is the bully of the moment; anything that puts weight around your middle at least gets serious consideration for that title. Three of four Americans are significantly...
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    Really, Yahoo!?

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    Sometimes fact is stranger, in that it's harder to explain, than fiction. And a global company in Yahoo!'s position should know that the interwebz are global. So the Hack Days lap dances? Is there really any explanation that makes it OK? Not only the...
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    Windows 7 Shazam!

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    "Wow" doesn't cut it for me. "Wow" is what I say if a lady yells at her kids in public. Or if I see one more person wear brown Uggs with black leggings (so many kinds of wrong). Or 10% off of whatever. Yeah, wow. So when it comes to the Windows 7 awesomeness...
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    Less panic, more spa days

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    Most of us have probably been in the situation where we have to pull off something big; some big amorphous blob of bigness and strategery. No playbook and no rule book. Just get it done, kid. And make it awesome. My funky little job sits in that space...
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    5K

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    OK, running officianados...I'm doing a 5K in about an hour. It's being held on campus for our giving campaign. I generally like the anonymity of running in a big crowd, but running at work? Not quite enough anonymity for me. I bump into people all the...
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    Regretful. But it's handmade!

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    Cliff Kuang (but clearly not a Fast Company editor) highlights some of the worst handmade crafts to be found on Etsy . I've made purchases through Etsy before; I like unique hand-crafted stuff and I like supporting the little guy. But some of this stuff...
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    Working with Headhunters

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    My fellow "contrarian", Nick Corcodillos, offers advice on working with headhunters . I don't always agree with him, but here he speaks the truth. In fact we discussed this recently in a webinar. You can find more answers, and questions, in his nationally...
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    Still unclear on how that algorithm works

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    But if you search on "aliens" you will find the fashion advice you were looking for. I'm don't even think I can label this NSFW (depends on where you work, I guess)... maybe ALGFW (A little gross...). The searches were so simple, I can't help what...
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    What's the difference between a facebook status and a Twitter status?

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    I still have a bad taste in my mouth from having joined Twitter. When I "join" or commit to something, I think about what I am going to give up in my life for that thing and whether it is really worth it. Where will the time come from? What won't I get...
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    Social Networking: This is how you do it and Stafon Johnson

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    There are two stories here and I will tell you that I am not looking for college football trash talking here and I am going to be up front that those comments will be deleted unless they are in a friendly spirit of competition. Because honestly, there...
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    To have and to have not

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    Listed under "must-have gadgets" (for real), is this, the carbon-fiber travel case . All shiny and pretty; a little masculine, but did I mention that it's shiny. I kind of go for some masculine accessories because the flowery and the frilly just do not...
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    Resume clutter...ditch it!

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    This came up in a webinar I participated in this morning (will link to recording when I get it...have fun counting all the times I said "I think"): the length and content of a resume. Tiffany at Unclutterer wrote a nice short piece that I could not agree...
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