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 here. And hopefully this blog will remain…

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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 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 every bit of creativity out of them. Now, I consider…

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Resume funkaliciousness…I like pink.

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 can exist in harmony though. So here’s what you need to think about to rock…

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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 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 calculating the net present value of a project. And…

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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 water…

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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…

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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!)

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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…

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Speaking of talking about salary…

Here’s an article about an interesting report on salary disclosure in the workplace. And I call it interesting because it backs up what I have always said (yeah, I am like that); nothing good comes from sharing salary details in the workplace. It’s kind of like eating Twinkies. You can’t help yourself, but afterward you…

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Hot-hot hot college majors for technology

I majored in business administration and graduated from the Entrepreneur Program. So we shant pretend that I have any kind of a technical background (but I can write an awesome little piece of html that embeds videos in my blog postings….oh, wait, I cut and paste that awesome little piece of html).</check me out> Haven’t…

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