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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.

How to Write Great Networking Emails

by Ellie Coverdale | September 17, 2019

Networking can be difficult, but it can be made a lot easier if you know how to communicate well. To that end, here are some tips for writing great networking emails.

7 LinkedIn Profile Mistakes to Fix Immediately

by Lisa Rangel | September 16, 2019

Given the economic indicators pointing toward a recession, it’s important to fix these LinkedIn profile mistakes before—not after—you need to start looking for a new position. This way, you'll be ready for whatever the economy throws your way.

Which Month Is the Best to Look for a New Job?

by Derek Loosvelt | September 11, 2019

It's often thought that the best month to look for a new job is January—just after corporate budgets have been approved, giving hiring managers the go-ahead to fill open positions. But there's another month that might be even better than January. Find out here which month that is and why.

Back-to-School Checklist: Must-Dos for Every College Student

by Kaitlin McManus | September 10, 2019

Welcome back to school! Have you got all your ducks in a row? Check out these tips for starting the school year off right—no matter what year you're in.

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.

The Most (and Least) Valuable College Majors

by Kaitlin McManus | September 03, 2019

Choosing what to major in is perhaps the most important decision one can make in college. Will your major get you the most bang for your buck, or will it be ramen noodles for you long after graduation?

Tips for Summer Associate and Lateral Recruiting

by O'Melveny & Myers LLP | August 28, 2019

With legal recruiting season in full swing, O'Melveny & Myers' hiring partner Catalina Joos Vergara offers insight into the summer and lateral recruiting processes, how to stand out to recruiters, and how to get the most out of your summer associate experience.

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.

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