I’m Coming Out About My Infertility

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal


Over the past four years, a single word has defined my entire existence: infertility. Every waking moment, and often while I’m sleeping, I’m thinking about how my body has failed me, my husband, and our families. I’ve had four miscarriages, six IVF transfers, two IVF egg retrievals, and lost twins during delivery. I’ve watched friends — even infertile ones — have … Read More

Alright Ross Perlin, You Have My Attention

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal


Update: I spoke with Ross Perlin via phone on May 2, 2011. At that time, he verbally apologized to me. I was extremely pleased with and accepted his apology. I recently requested a review copy of Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy by Ross Perlin to see what all the fuss was … Read More

Feline Leukemia is Devastating My Family: How You Can Help

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal

At the end of my official bio reads: “Heather resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband, dog and two cats.” Almost all bios include personal information at the end, but since my husband and I don’t have any children — and our pets are our children at this stage in our lives — it was natural to include … Read More

Answers to 10 Questions I’m Frequently Asked

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice, Employer Advice, Personal

Perhaps Shonali Burke inspired me (I know she inspired this post), or perhaps I’m just cranky, too, but this post is devoted to answering the top 10 questions I’m frequently asked: Number 10: How do you pronounce your last name? We’ll start off with a common, non-cranky question. It’s actually pronounced “who-man” (as opposed to “hue-man”). Number 9: Will you … Read More

NEW KEYNOTE: 10 Years, 12 Jobs, 3 Careers

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal

I’ve almost always been told I tell the greatest stories because the craziest things happen to me. Some people suggest I write a memoir, others suggest a reality TV show or livestream. However, none of those appeal to me. In talking with my PR manager, Katie Farrell, yesterday, she politely hinted to me that most student groups and universities don’t … Read More

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal

So…it was brought to my attention or week or so ago that my audience (you) doesn’t know enough about me personally. Sure, you guys know me as a “career expert” or “Gen Y guru” — an authority figure and potentially an influencer. But you don’t know the “real” me. Well, here goes… I grew up in a rough neighborhood on … Read More

Where I’ve Been the Past Month

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal

You know you’ve not blogged in a long time when you get DMs on Twitter asking if you’re ok. (Thanks for noticing, Jessica!) Other than the fever I’ve had since Saturday, I’m actually doing quite well. Where have I been? Taking a break from blogging. As you might remember, June 21 was my first day as a full-time employee of … Read More

I Quit My Job to Focus on YOU

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal

Ok, so that headline isn’t entirely true. There were several very personal reasons I resigned from my full-time job as the media relations manager of a national health care professional association earlier this week. However, the move will have a tremendous impact on you. Starting June 21, I am available full-time (and then some) for all of your consulting needs! … Read More

My Next Book is Underway…and I Want to Hear from You!

Heather R. HuhmanBooks, Entrepreneurship, Personal

Signing my first book contract (to write #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle) was one of the most exciting moments of my life. However, signing my second book contract this past weekend was even more exhilarating! Like my co-author, Kristina Allen, I’ve been a writer since a very young age. I used to write short stories for my little … Read More

What Paula Abdul & I Have in Common (a letter to my readers)

Heather R. HuhmanPersonal

To my readers, I feel pretty confident when I say Paula Abdul and I have very little in common. She appears to be pretty short on TV, while I’m 5’8″. She has dark hair and skin, while I am blonde and very, very pale. She sings and dances, while I definitely don’t. She’s famous, while I’m not. The list goes … Read More