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Heather Huhman
Heather R. Huhman is a Glassdoor career and workplace expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the instructor of Find Me A Job: How To Score A Job Before Your Friends, author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.

Heather is also the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook.

Entries by Heather Huhman

Ready for a Change? 4 Things Sales Reps Should Look for in Their Next Employer

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 6:32 AM

As you move through your career, you gather new professional interests, priorities and strengths. Sometimes those shifts can begin to lead you in a different direction. You may find yourself outgrowing your current position, or even discover that your current place of employment isn't the right fit for you anymore....

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Holiday Party Your Way Into Your Next Position [INFOGRAPHIC]

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 2:47 PM

The winter season is full of parties, food, family, and friends. But too many job seekers think the holidays are a good excuse to trade the job search for the gift search. In fact, the winter season might be the perfect time to put down that eggnog and dive deeper...

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A Guide to Better Internships [INFOGRAPHIC]

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 5:12 PM

Internship programs are much like maps -- difficult to comprehend at first. But once you have the right knowledge, learning how to direct your internship program can turn into the ultimate road trip.

The actual problem lies in understanding your audience. What are interns looking for? What do they...

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Why Women Continue to Make Less Than Men [INFOGRAPHIC]

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 11:13 AM

While we live in a very modern world, with plenty of opportunities and open doors for all types of people, women continue to earn less than men. From Yemen to Ireland, gender pay discrimination still exists, no matter which way you look at it.

This infographic, compiled by

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Book Review: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 4:25 PM

For Generation Y, the rules for career success have changed dramatically. Doing your job well isn't enough anymore. You have to realize your own potential and maximize your success to take your career to the next level.

The person who knows this best is Dan Schawbel, a Gen Y...

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How to Deal With an Employee Who Needs to Leave

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 1:31 PM

It's never an ideal situation when you're stuck with an employee you cannot stand working with. Whether it's because of their work ethic or their character, sometimes you will realize you have an employee who you wish would just quit. In fact, according to a recent survey by...

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10 Things the Best Employers Are Doing Right

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 3:20 PM

Some companies simply stand out above all others in the eyes on their employees. They've got everything a person could want in a workplace: career opportunities, compensation, benefits, work-life balance, strong leadership, and more.

Glassdoor recently released its list of the best places to work. The list is...

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Are Millennials Ready to Be Thought Leaders?

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 5:56 PM

Millennial workers are associated with so many negative characteristics. They're said to be lazy, disrespectful, too entitled, and immature. These qualities may or may not be true for members of this generation, but like it or not, millennials are going to make up 36 percent of the workforce...

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Hiring for Skills Is Hurting Your Culture

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 5:38 PM

Finding the right balance between a candidate's skills and other traits is an eternal struggle for hiring managers. Which qualities should carry more weight in these decisions?

Well, according to a study of 20,000 employees, nearly half (46 percent) of new hires failed within 18 months, and 89...

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Interns May Be the Future of Your Company [INFOGRAPHIC]

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 2:44 PM

It may be hard to imagine, but your class of interns might be your company's rockstar employees in the future. So when it comes to hiring, you shouldn't be settling for average intern candidates.

If you're using your internship program correctly, it should be acting as an effective talent...

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10 Lessons Big Employers Can Learn From Startups

(1) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 6:23 PM

Employers at large companies like Yahoo! or Apple are always faced with the challenge of maintaining their company culture and creating happy employees. But many people who work for companies with thousands of employees crave the culture of smaller companies and startups. Whether it's a flexible schedule or more learning...

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Challenging The Top 5 Myths in Employee Referral Programs (INFOGRAPHIC)

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 3:15 PM

Finding the right employees for your organization can be a difficult task. Not only do you have to nab the most experienced candidates, you also have to make sure they'll stick around. For these reasons, many organizations use employee referrals to ensure they're landing the best workers. Even so though,...

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8 Ways to Build a Cohesive Team

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 12:34 PM

In every workplace, there comes a time when you will need to work on projects as a team. For managers who are not used to group work, it can be a challenge to establish a cohesive team. Even for managers who work with teams all the time, it can still...

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Adapt or Fail: The Current State of the Internship

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 4:14 PM

As internships rise in popularity, a wave of change has taken place. Students are finding new ways to learn about your company, they're more willing to engage online with your employer brand, and they want more perks and experiences than ever before. Staying in tune with the needs of your...

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Why Military Women Can Have It All

(3) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 5:59 PM

Despite the challenges of the military lifestyle, like constantly moving and raising children, there are many women who are courageous enough to pursue their dreams and become a successful, career-driven woman.

Successful military wives don't have to be limited by their husbands' careers. They can still achieve their goals --...

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Employee Referral Platform Named Best Recruitment Tool

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 4:18 PM

Understanding how to source, acquire, and then retain employees is a delicate practice. Not only do you have to find the best fit for your organization, but also you have to find the sorts of employees who won't jump ship. Recently, a group of top HR leaders were asked, if...

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How to Find and Retain Top Tech Candidates [INFOGRAPHIC]

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 6:07 PM

For employers, finding technology workers is no easy task. In fact, technology workers rank among the third most difficult positions to fill. So what's going on, and how can employers compensate?

Plenty of companies are making attempts to alleviate broad skills gaps in the workforce today -- 41...

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7 Ways to Find Talent for Hard-to-Fill Positions

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 3:57 PM

With today's skills gap, you may find yourself struggling to find the candidates you need for particular positions. Filling these skilled openings may require more work than a typical position would, but it doesn't have to be costly.

Check out what several experts had to say about how to...

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A Guide to Hiring Recruitment Firms

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 6:12 PM

Hiring the right employees for any size company can be extremely difficult and very time-consuming. Nevertheless, recruiting top workers should be a priority for every firm -- and your company should be no different.

Since staffing talent can take significant effort and internal HR costs can prove expensive, many...

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How The Internship Has Evolved Since The 11th Century [INFOGRAPHIC]

(4) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Here's a promising fact: Students who've had an internship are 70 percent more likely to be hired as full-time employees with a company. Although today internships have become the norm for students looking to gain valuable hands-on experience, develop skills, and build beneficial connections within their industry, they've come a...

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