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Announcing Vault's 2020 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For!

by Vault Law Editors | July 17, 2019

Vault's 2020 rankings for the Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For are here! Read on to see which midsize firms receive top marks for quality of life from their associates.

3 Tips for Dealing with Your Crazy Full Inbox After a Vacation

by Vault Careers | July 17, 2019

One of the worst parts of vacation is dealing with the crazy number of new emails waiting for you when you return. To minimize the inbox pain when you're back in the office, here are three things you can do.

4 Ways International Students Can Gain U.S. Work Experience with F-1 Visas

by Marcelo Barros | July 16, 2019

There are several ways for international students to gain work experience while in school. Here are four of the most common ways international students on F-1 visas can work in the U.S.

Adulting 101: How to Spend Your Paycheck. On Yesterday, Today, or Tomorrow?

by Abbott | July 16, 2019

Employees face a dilemma when starting out: Pay down loans, take care of yourself now or save for the future? Understand your paycheck to minimize debt and maximize savings.

8 Wrong Reasons for Quitting Your Job

by Taylor Tobin via Fiarygodboss | July 16, 2019

If you’re thinking of putting in your two-weeks-notice for any of these eight reasons, it's worth thinking twice before deciding quitting is the best way to achieve your goals.

7 Resume Mistakes Grammar and Spell-Check Tools Often Miss

by LiveCareer | July 15, 2019

You can’t always rely on grammar and spell-check tools to pick up resume mistakes. Here are seven common errors that online applications might not catch.

Advice for LL.M. Students as They Pave Their Legal Career Paths

by Vault Law Editors | July 15, 2019

The LL.M. job search is significantly different from that of J.D. students, and sometimes candidates must get creative in how they plot their careers. Here are some tips for LL.M. students on developing their legal careers and setting themselves apart.

Are You Suffering From Impostor Syndrome? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | July 10, 2019

Impostor syndrome will affect 70 percent of people at some point in their lives—this flowchart can help you see what kind you suffer from, and how to combat it.

Why Perfectionism May Not Be The Key to Success

by David B. Sarnoff, Esq., with Natalie Loeb, Gordon Loeb, and David Robert—Loeb Leadership | July 10, 2019

While all lawyers and law students strive to achieve the best results, focusing on perfection may actually hinder those efforts. Find out why making mistakes and focusing on non-perfection may make you more successful.

Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter

by Vault Careers | July 09, 2019

Advertisers know the key to grabbing your attention in a matter of seconds—use their techniques to sell a future employer on you and your qualifications in your next cover letter.

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