One Louder

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

Heather Hamilton has left the building!

Tomorrow, officially. You know I couldn't leave without saying goodbye, my wonderful, invisible...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 07/21/2011

Nurturing a workplace for creatives...

This article (or wait, is it a blog post...I'm going with article) kind of trails off into how to...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 07/11/2011

Designing product for women

(FastCompany: Women Are 85% Of The Consumer Market. But How Do You Reach Them?) The article is...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 07/08/2011

The moment between photo and video...

...the animated .gif. (Read about it at FastCompany) There's something beautiful about this; more...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 07/07/2011

The "War for Talent" is status quo.

First, I would like to acknowledge that "war for talent" is a dated phrase; it's just how things are...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 06/27/2011

Resume funkaliciousness...I like pink.

OK, it's not for everybody. Or even mostlybody. However, this is fun. Bam! (More info on FastCompany...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 06/24/2011

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

Sometimes I think about what would have happened if I majored in something else besides business in...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 06/16/2011

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 06/13/2011

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 05/26/2011

Yer hired!

The best cover letter of all time? Perhaps...if it works. The best manicure of all time? Nyet. (PS:...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 05/24/2011

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 05/03/2011

Lurker wrongness

There is something a little ego-boosting (for me, at least) about acknolwedging the fact that the...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 05/02/2011

Beep...beep...beep

Collision: (New content idea + system for organizing + newly identified motivation to keep this...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 04/28/2011

Intense wisdom from my first week of blogging

I am looking back at what I thought was blog-worthy in March of 2004. Yeah, I am up in the middle of...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 12/01/2010

Metrics bite, content rules

In a Fast Company article about Boing Boing (I haven't read the whole article yet but this jumped...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/30/2010

Sustainability...

FTW!

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/29/2010

Growing pains

Man, I hate medical metaphors. So I apologize for my pseudo-medical blog post title. And I ask...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/29/2010

Marketing awesomesauce

Hova and Bing.

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/24/2010

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/23/2010

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

I'm generally a little disintersted in technology when it has a vague reason for existing. LinkedIn...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/22/2010

Trapeze progress

Yes, there is some progress. Not the greatest video quality because the actual catch was real solid,...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/18/2010

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/18/2010

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/17/2010

Oh how I wish...

when picking a college major, I had indulged my right brain more than my father. Because I could...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/16/2010

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/16/2010

Is the tech industry just getting weirder and weirder?

SAP apologizes to Oracle? There's no crying in baseball and there's no apologizing in court.

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/16/2010

LG Quantum

Ordered mine yesterday. The only things that are keeping me from being like a little girl on...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/16/2010

Sometimes a salary bump is about something else

You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about the Google salary bump reported this week:...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/11/2010

Tech Titans Ridiculous Homes

Oops. Did I just write that on my blog? I look at the homes of the top ten tech titans(by someone's...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/08/2010

Ralph Nader and Full Body Scanners

When I first read about this, I was thinking, well asking actually; "when can America get over its...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/08/2010

Microsoft opening certification training center in Baghdad

OK, now this is interesting. This kind of investment is a little different than I had envisioned...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/08/2010

Speaking of "do I fit into your target market?": Facebook Deals

I'm a Groupon user and a FourSquare critic. I like deals, and as long as I can convince myself NOT...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/04/2010

This is the part where I decide if I can be a "casual gamer"

Kinect launched today, well this morning, at midnight. Hmm, I am a little confused if midnight is...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/04/2010

Can Google Cause a Re-count?

This is a sucky, though interesting, problem. Google sends thousands (how many thousands? Dunno) to...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 11/03/2010

Marie Antoinette?

Oh, no, Eric Schmidt. Here we go again. First you are supposed to change your name to cover your...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 10/27/2010

And this is South Lake Union!

Catching up on some blogging today (as if it were paperwork) (OK, I wrote part of this last week and...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 10/27/2010

Tell me if this is ironic, unfortunate or if I am totally nuts

Evidence: this FastCompany story on darlings of social media. Give it a gander. The effect is better...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 10/27/2010

Product subcategory differentiation and whether it really matters: the case of the roll-less TP

I'm going to talk about toilet paper. Yep. I know that my more faithful readers have been waiting...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 10/27/2010

The person you don't know who changes everything for you

(OK, forgive any typos or mis-spellings. Spellcheck obviously has more important things to do right...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 10/25/2010

Defeat: It's good for you

That whole "everyone wins!" philosophy on the pee-wee playing field really rubs me the wrong way....

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 10/03/2010

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 09/28/2010

Speaking of talking about salary...

Here's an article about an interesting report on salary disclosure in the workplace. And I call it...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 09/28/2010

Oh, those annoying ads

I may take back my previous comments about annoying yet memorable ads actually being effective....

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 09/27/2010

If you talk about your salary in the interview...

you are clearly high. Penelope may be talking about salary range high. But it wouldn't hurt to tell...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 09/24/2010

Fake person brand

I am not sure how I feel about this. Pick a few things that kind of suck in an ironic sort of way,...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 09/17/2010

Stop being a social media idiot

I only say that because the whole "seven deadly sins" thing is a little tired. Nobody is dying due...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 09/13/2010

An itchy case of inevitable disclosure

Oh dude. How much are each of these companies going to spend on this lawsuit? I have some...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 09/08/2010

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...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 08/27/2010

Most annoying marketers (brands, not people)

There used to be weird newspaper advertisement (oh, the ones of the long past, advertising things...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 08/27/2010

Hot-hot hot college majors for technology

I majored in business administration and graduated from the Entrepreneur Program. So we shant...

Author: HeatherLeigh Date: 08/27/2010

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