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Alphabet’s ‘other bets’ start looking like better bets, Microsoft ascends to the clouds and Trump enlists more titans of tech. And if you’re a billionaire prepper, Middle Earth apparently looks like a pretty good escape route.

The Recruiting Reel: Bad Recruiting Habits You Should Stop Right Now (With Elizabeth Becker) – Featured on Fox Business

We all have bad habits. For example, some of us chew our nails, and some of us check our phones too many times in a day. But when your hiring process suffers from counterproductive, harmful tendencies, it’s time to make a change. This week, our featured expert, Elizabeth Becker, shares her insights on the topic of bad recruiting habits.

‘MyNoob’ and the other 24 worst passwords of 2016

The Star Wars craze looks like it has ended, for passwords at least, but some of our old favorites including 123456 and qwerty remain at the top of the worst passwords of 2016 list. New list additions included “mynoob” and “google” and the lucky seven 7’s (7777777). It may be lucky in Vegas, but not quite so lucky if you want to keep hackers out of your account.

10 Interview Questions You MUST Ask Before Accepting an Offer

A job interview should be viewed as a two-way street. As a candidate, you should be interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. I’ve had friends, family and colleagues all end up in the wrong job because they didn’t ask the right questions before they started. Be the candidate posing original questions of the hiring manager instead of merely answering all the questions you’re asked. It may seem a bit intimidating, but this out-of-the-box strategy not only benefits the candidate, who can show that he or she has done their research and knows what they’re doing. It could very well impress a potential employer who will see initiative and promise. Avoid surprises and check out these interview questions so you’ll not only get a job offer, you’ll also know whether or not to accept.