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…


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…


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…


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…


Microsoft Mobile Games Studio

There are three things I want you to know about this: 1) I think that annoucing something like the introduction of a new studio via a job description is excellent PR, if it was intentional. See interwebz, sometimes leaks can be good. 2) There’s a guy referenced in this article whose last name is Booty….


Trendster job title: Ninja. Unlike.

I get that the young professional generation wants to be able to define themselves. We all did when we were early in career. But Ninja? Really? It may be that part of that self-definition, for many, includes coming up with trendy job titles. And it may be a function of my age, but I find…


The possibility of not getting a job because of those jello shots

Apparently, we sponsored a survey that found that the majority of recruiters had declined to pursue a prospect/candidate because of information they found about a candidate online. Wow….so this makes me realize that it has been a while since I worked a desk. I admit that. But I still have an opinion. And it’s complicated….


Dumb crap Google says

Ah, now come on! Creating technical evangelists is one thing. Not hiring someone because they are smart? Total BS. You think that smart person brings a number of followers with them (from a mindshare perspective)? Yeah, they do. This was just a stupid, arrogant thing to say. Yes people, Google thinks you are dumb. Always…


Greatest hits: interview prep

I took a look at this older post recently and thought I would share it because I think it holds up pretty well. Companies have gotten more and more sophisticated with interview techniques and I think what was once thought of as the “Microsoft interview” can be used at any number of companies and interviewers….


Finding recruiters and stalking them like a pro

We live in interesting times. Can we all agree on that? I remember the tanky economy in 91 and then again in 99. And like, now. The one benefit we have now is the social media that energizes and streamlines our ability to connect with just about anyone. I’m not just talking about your high…