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The Night Before an Interview—A Checklist

by Kaitlin McManus | September 17, 2019

The anxiety that comes the night before a big interview can be worse than the interview itself. Here's a checklist of what to go through the night before so you can relax, let go, and crush your interview.

Interview Tips from Famous TED Talkers

by Derek Loosvelt | September 10, 2019

Preparation for a TED Talk has a lot in common with preparation for an interview. Here, you can read about how three famous TED Talkers prepared for their Talks, and how you can use these preparation methods for your next interview.

Vault's 2020 Rankings of the Best Consulting Firms to Work for in Asia-Pacific!

by Stephan Maldonado | September 10, 2019

Vault's 2020 rankings of the Best Consulting Firms in Asia-Pacific are here. See who's No. 1 on our Top Consulting, Practice Area, and Quality of Life rankings.

14 Things to Never Say in an Interview (And What to Say Instead) [Infographic]

by Vault Careers | August 26, 2019

Even seasoned interviewees can fall back on some phrases that, while often well-meaning, can land them in trouble. Check out 14 interview no-nos and what to say instead.

How to Get Experience When You Have No Experience [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Kaitlin McManus | August 23, 2019

Ever seen a posting for an entry-level job that said "two years experience required"? It's frustrating, to say the least. This infographic walks you through some ways to get experience before landing that first job.

5 Reasons It’s Important to Keep a Work Diary

by Kaitlin McManus | August 20, 2019

A daily work diary can be an important tool at various steps in your career. Here are a few reasons you should keep that notebook handy.

Vault's 2020 Rankings of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For Are Here!

by Stephan Maldonado | August 20, 2019

Vault's 2020 rankings of the Best Consulting Firms are here. Browse our Consulting 50, Best Boutiques, and Quality of Life rankings to see who's number one.

Tips for a Standout Callback Interview

by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | August 07, 2019

Offers for summer associate positions are often made after the callback interview stage, so candidates should make the most of these visits. Read on for tips on navigating the callback interview process, including research strategies and how to tailor your questions.

3 Crucial Aspects of Company Culture to Consider Before Taking the Job

by Smith Willas | July 31, 2019

A solid paycheck and good benefits package aren’t enough to keep you happy at work. Before accepting a new position, it’s extremely important to explore your prospective employer’s office culture more deeply.

Interview Advice from Presidential Debates

by Derek Loosvelt | July 29, 2019

These days, presidential debates are more like job interviews than debates. The downside of this is it can be hard to differentiate candidates' stances on the issues; the upside is debates can teach you lot about interviewing—including how to improve your interviewing skills.

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