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Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt is Vault's senior finance editor. Derek has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in several online and print publications. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an M&A analyst and associate.

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How ‘The Great Resignation’ Will Affect Companies and Your Career

by Derek Loosvelt | June 23, 2021

Millions of workers are re-evaluating their careers post-pandemic—and many are going freelance. Find out what this means for jobs, employers, and your career.

Why Fintech Is Growing So Fast and How to Break Into the Industry

by Derek Loosvelt | June 15, 2021

Fintech is one of the fastest-growing industries and most desirable to work in. Find out why it's on the rise and how to position yourself for a fintech job.

The Big Post-Covid Interview Question and How to Answer It

by Derek Loosvelt | June 01, 2021

Here's the one question you're sure to receive in any post-Covid job interview—along with how to nail it.

How to Stay Focused and Mentally Healthy at Work

by Derek Loosvelt | May 24, 2021

We spoke with Potential Project Founder and CEO Rasmus Hougaard about his company's new study on mind-wandering, and how to improve mental focus and wellbeing.

22 Interview Questions You Need to Nail to Work for Elon Musk

by Derek Loosvelt | May 11, 2021

Here are the behavioral and technical questions you'll need to answer to land an internship with SpaceX.

How to Be Persuasive in Video Interviews and Virtual Meetings

by Derek Loosvelt | May 07, 2021

We spoke with negotiation and influence expert Andres Lares about his new book, "Persuade," and how it applies to interviews and meetings.

6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

by Derek Loosvelt | May 04, 2021

We spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros about the options available to international students who didn't win the H-1B lottery.

How to Write a Cover Letter Like Hemingway

by Derek Loosvelt | April 30, 2021

Ernest Hemingway used these five writing guidelines throughout his career. Find out how they can help you write better cover letters.

3 Career Lessons from Oscar-Winner Chloé Zhao

by Derek Loosvelt | April 26, 2021

Here are three lessons that anyone, inside or outside the film industry, can take away from the award-winning filmmaker's short but wildly successful career.

3 Remote Work Rules You’re Free to Break

by Derek Loosvelt | April 23, 2021

Here are three common rules about remote work you've been granted to permission to break.