Come Recommended

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for the Come Recommended blog.

First and foremost, we only review completed posts -- not headlines or concepts. Please follow the guidelines below and don't contact us separately to run an idea past us. Again, DO NOT EMAIL US TO ASK US TO REVIEW YOUR HEADLINE/CONCEPT.

We don’t like to decline posts, but it could happen. To avoid any rejection, follow these guidelines:
  • First and foremost, you must be a subject matter expert or a current/recent job seeker who is going through/recently went through the topic about which you are writing. We do not accept guest submissions from people just looking to get a link back to their site.
  • Present new ideas, fresh perspectives, and unique approaches. We like to present readers with ideas that we haven’t seen elsewhere online. When drafting your post, ask yourself the question ‘so what?’ What can you offer that will make the reader think? What haven’t they thought of or tried yet? Actually read our blog to learn what we've covered in the past.
  • All work must be original, provided exclusively to Come Recommended.
  • Everything must be properly cited – links, images, etc. Basically, we should be able to hit publish as soon as it arrives in our inbox.
  • Include a headline and a bio.
  • Do not focus on one industry or field. All of our posts are general when it comes to the field the job seeker readers are in.
What does it mean to be exclusive? In short, you wrote this post for us and only us. You didn’t submit it elsewhere with the intent of seeing who will pick it up first. You are welcome to write on similar topics elsewhere; however, the post that we run should appear only on our blog.
Our readers are mostly job seekers (many part of Gen Y, but not all) and occasionally some employers (hiring managers, HR pros, and recruiters). Topics we’re interested in include:
  • Job search advice
  • Job search success stories
  • Career management advice
  • Attracting, hiring, and retaining advice (for hiring managers, HR pros, or recruiters)
Formatting and Submission
Write your post in a Word document and save it. Please submit to us below. Make sure all links are active. Some things to keep in mind when formatting:
  • Bold your headline
  • Post length – 1,000-1,200 words
  • Keywords – write with a single keyword in mind. The keyword should be included in your headline, first paragraph, and final paragraph at a minimum. 
  • Break up your post by using a bulleted or numbered list or subheadlines
  • Links – The only promotional link you are allowed to include is within your bio (see below for more details). The body of your post itself cannot contain promotional links. If it does, we might reject your post altogether. Again, links need to be 100% relevant.
We reserve the right to edit all posts. For minor edits, we’ll make them without informing you first. On occasion, we’ll send a post back if we think it’s a good topic but could use more work. 
We want our readers to know who you are! Your bio should capture that in 2-3 sentences. This bio is also where you can show the audience what else you’ve done by linking to your blog, your website, your professional social media profiles, etc. However, we do ask that you only include two links at the most. Please write your bio in the third person.