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How employers (and candidates) can ruin a job offer

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Getting a job offer after a long search (or even a short one) is such an exciting experience. Unfortunately, there are actually quite a few things that companies and candidates alike can do to seriously dampen that excitement.

Whether you’re the hiring manager or a job candidate, in an effort to keep job offers as thrilling as they should be (a fresh start! a new employee or a new beginning!), take note of the following mistakes.

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1. Making an offer — 3 weeks after…

‘Serial’ finale leaves behind murky journalistic legacy

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Spoiler alert: if you haven’t listened to the finale of Serial and don’t want to hear it discussed, don’t read past this paragraph.

In Thursday’s finale of Serial, co-producer and narrator Sarah Koenig stays focused on the central question from which the podcast rarely wavered: Did Adnan Syed kill Hae Min Lee?

That is a particular question, different from others like “Did Syed deserve to be acquitted of this crime?” or “Was justice served in the case of Hae Min Lee?”

Those questions…

Despite the accusations, there’s still little evidence linking North Korea to the Sony hack

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After weeks of rumors and speculation, it looked like the mystery surrounding the hackers who hit and embarassed Sony Pictures in the last few weeks may have finally been solved: North Korea did it, according to anonymous U.S. officials quoted in various news reports on Wednesday.

“We have found linkage to the North Korean government,” said one of the anonymous sources

But despite government officials pointing the…

Scenes from the streets of Hong Kong, then and now

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After 75 days of demonstrations that blocked major roadways and attracted international attention, protesters in Hong Kong have been cleared out of their camps

The pro-democracy protests ran through the main thoroughfare of the city’s financial district, drawing tens of thousands of supporters at their peak in September and October, but ultimately fizzled out in recent weeks. Protesters were demanding a free vote in the 2017…

How Sony lost the Steve Jobs movie: The inside story from the hacked emails

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A major motion picture about Steve Jobs was inevitable. Even before the Apple cofounder and CEO’s death in 2011, Jobs was a figure of almost unparalleled universal interest

Apple, after all, was one of the biggest companies in the world, and for most regular people, Jobs was Apple. Perhaps not since Walt Disney had a company been so associated with its CEO.

The reverence for Jobs only grew after his death. Countless books…

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How Sony lost the Steve Jobs movie: The inside story from the hacked emails

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A major motion picture about Steve Jobs was inevitable. Even before the Apple cofounder and CEO’s death in 2011, Jobs was a figure of almost unparalleled universal interest

Apple, after all, was one of the biggest companies in the world, and for most regular people, Jobs was Apple. Perhaps not since Walt Disney had a company been so associated with its CEO.

The reverence for Jobs only grew after his death. Countless books…

Delta fires employee for ‘disparaging’ remarks about low pay

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Delta has fired a baggage handler who worked for the airline for 26 years, after he commented about pay in an online video interview.

Kip Hedges, a former employee of Delta and its predecessor Northwest Airlines Corp., told Workday Minnesota that the airline goes against employee conduct standards.

“A lot of the Delta workers make under $15 an hour,” Hedges says in the video, which was published in October. “As a matter of fact, I…

Instagram Hits 300 Million Monthly Users To Surpass Twitter, Keeps It Real With Verified Badges

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The ‘Serial’ problem and why you probably can’t trust your own memory

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Six weeks ago I arrived back in London after my first trip to Australia. It felt considerably colder than the 34 degrees we’d left behind in Sydney, but the skies were clear and blue. Or were they? My partner said no, it had been pouring with rain. I had felt absolutely sure, but now I had started to doubt myself, like those moments when you vividly remember leaving something somewhere, only to find it’s not there.

Humor me a moment and try the same thing. Think back to a specific event that…

12,000 (and counting) pledge not to shop on Amazon over the holidays

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LONDON — Amazon is set to lose out on more than