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4 Writing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

by Derek Loosvelt | November 13, 2019

Most jobs require strong writing skills. Here are four common writing mistakes preventing you from getting the job you want, along with the one book guaranteed to improve your writing.

6 Resume Trends to Follow If You Want to Land an Interview

by Jane Hurst | November 12, 2019

In order for your resume to stand out, it needs to be flawless as well as current. Here are six resume trends to follow that will increase your chances of getting an interview.

Tips for Crafting an Effective Legal Resume

by Vault Law Editors | October 28, 2019

As a law student or lateral candidate, your resume is one of the first impressions you will make on a prospective legal employer. Here are 3 tips to help your resume stand out.

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.

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.

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.

4-Step Formula to Writing Better Cover Letters

by Susan Wallace | August 21, 2019

Hiring experts believe a successful cover letter increases your chances of getting hired by 90 percent. With that in mind, here are four simple steps you can take to create a great cover letter.

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