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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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Toni Morrison's 4-Part Definition of Work/Life Balance

by Derek Loosvelt | August 07, 2019

On Monday, the great American writer Toni Morrison died at the age of 88. Here, we take a look back at an essay she wrote that defines her views on work and, more specifically, work/life balance.

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.

How to Use Your Vacation to Clarify Your Career Goals

by Derek Loosvelt | July 24, 2019

A long vacation is the perfect time to take stock of your career goals, aspirations, hopes, and dreams. To that end, here are three questions that all professionals, at all levels, should ask themselves during their paid time off this summer.

3 Common Interview Tips NOT to Take

by Derek Loosvelt | June 18, 2019

Interviews are stressful, so it's understandable to want to get as much advice about them as possible. However, some interview advice can hurt rather than help you. Here are three common tips to beware of.

This Trick Will Help You Gain Will Power and Get a New Job

by Derek Loosvelt | June 12, 2019

If you want a new job but are having trouble getting motivated to do all that's needed to succeed in your search, you'll want to try this "trick."

My Challenge for the Class of 2019

by Derek Loosvelt | May 23, 2019

Before you head off into the sunset and begin your career, here is one final recommendation for you.

3 Things You're Doing Wrong When Giving Performance Feedback to Your Team

by Derek Loosvelt | April 25, 2019

Performance feedback is just as hard to give as to receive. Here are three things managers are likely doing wrong when giving critical feedback to employees.

Is the Rise in H-1B Petitions from U.S. Employers a Good Sign for International Students?

by Derek Loosvelt | April 19, 2019

This year, U.S. companies petitioned the government for 6 percent more H-1B visas than last year. Here, we address all the implications of the significant increase.

3 Rules for Writing Important Work Emails

by Derek Loosvelt | April 16, 2019

Here are three essential rules for crafting high-quality important work emails.

50 Best Accounting Firms for 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | April 15, 2019

Here is our new Accounting 50, a ranking of the best accounting firms to work for. Find out which firm is No. 1 overall, and which is No. 1 in hours, salary, and more.

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