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Check out these recent Hot Topic articles; I update this page regularly with great content! Find links to new articles that will keep you informed and engaged.

AI Is Now Analyzing Candidates' Facial Expressions During Video Job Interviews - The use of technology in the interviewing process has been increasing. HireVue software, used by a number of companies, can now analyze facial expressions and make recommendations for the best matches for a particular position.

Companies Lure New Workers With College Coaching, Student Debt Repayment - The mark of low unemployment in the US; companies assisting with student loan repayments.

9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotiation - Great advice on keeping the negotiation positive and on track. Note that California Labor Code Section 432.3, effective 1/1/18, prohibits companies interviewing in CA to ask about prior salary history.

Study Suggests Many College Graduates are "Underemployed" - Burning Glass Technologies and the Strada Institute for the Future of Work partnered to study the employment of recent college graduates. The results showed 43 percent of U.S. college and university graduates’ first jobs did not require a bachelor’s degree. The researchers considered a job that does not use a person’s education “underemployment.” The impact of a lower starting salary can be felt throughout one's career.

5 Ways Body Language Impacts Leadership Results - Our body language impacts how we are perceived by everyone we interact with. Although this article is specifically addressing leadership, the analysis applies to interviewing and all other work and personal interactions.

Parker Dewey This is a really interesting platform for students/young grads to get professional "gig" based experience; 98% are remote.

In This Economy, Quitters are Winning - More workers are quitting their jobs confident they will find another position. Job-switchers saw roughly a 30% larger pay increase in May 2018 than those who stayed in their jobs for the past 12 months.

Five Things to Never Tell Your Boss - Some practical advice when dealing with conflict with your boss.

Top Ten Fears That Hold People Back in Their Careers - Fears have served a purpose to protect us from harm but these are holding you back from career growth.

How to Handle the Overly Chatty Co-Worker - Some socializing at work is essential for networking, building camaraderie and increasing enjoyment as long as it doesn't interfere with your productivity to your detriment.

5 Very Rare Instances It’s Worth Staying In A Toxic Workplace - Staying in a toxic workplace can lead to a multitude of negative outcomes. This article delves into the rare instances to stay.

Crucial Career Outcomes From a Kudos and Accomplishments Log - I published this article to highlight the benefits of regularly updating your kudos and accomplishments log; there are 9 not so obvious ways!

How to Interview with a Bully - This does happen, more often with third party recruiters than in-house recruiters; here's advice on how to handle.

Advice for Networking for Introverts - For the introverts out there, this article provides useful tips. I particularly like #6, "Act like the person you're meeting already likes you."

How to Write a More Emotionally Intelligent LinkedIn profile An interesting way to incorporate emotional intelligence in your LinkedIn profile language that connects easily with others.

How to Talk About Getting Fired in an Interview. This article brings up a very important point. If you are fired, ask your HR department how they would respond to the question of why you no longer work there; you have to be in alignment.

A survey of 850 hiring managers finds that this in the No. 1 thing that can sabotage your interview.  What is interesting in this article is how the the interviewer's age and gender factor into this list.

LinkedIn changes the location of their search function and streamlines the search process. The search filters are now on the top and the most frequently used filters, location, connection degree, and current companies are displayed by default.

For women who want to be digital nomads, a new service launches to provide short-term apartments, co-working space, gym memberships, and access to a local community manager who walks them through the city and helps them connect to events, language exchange programs, and more. 

Career advice apps; a comparison of LinkedIn's Career Advice vs. Bumble Bizz  - An interesting read of how the dating app, Bumble, launched a networking feature, competing with LinkedIn's Career Advice feature.

The Importance of Body Language in the Workplace; Also Applicable in the Interview

Eight Workplace Myths

Gig Economy Estimated to be Over a Third of Workforce

Scientific Body Language Tips For Your Interview

What To Do When Stumped By an Interview Question

Beating Work Burnout 

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