I continue to follow the Volkswagen emission test cheating scandal
with equal parts shock and disgust. I'm shocked and disgusted by
how a supposed upstanding company like VW (at least, that's the
image I had of the world's second largest automaker; perhaps I was
brainwashed by one too many of its clever and quirky TV ads) could
go to such lengths not to provide a better product but to cheat
consumers and the world at large-pollution equal to that spewed
from 90 coal plants annually? Read More >
Lindsay Cameron is an author and former BigLaw corporate associate
who quite literally wrote the book about life in BigLaw.
Lindsay penned the recently-published BIGLAW: A Novel, the story of
a young, overworked big firm corporate associate who gets into hot
water with the SEC. Accurately marketed as "The Devil Wears
Prada meets One L," it's an exciting and interesting read,
especially for anyone who works, has worked, or will work in
BigLaw. Read More >
Landing a job in the consulting industry generally means that
you're going to have to sit through any number of case interviews.
The following tips are excerpted from Vault's recently-updated
Guide to the Case Interview, which features many more practical
tips, as well as real-life interview examples from the likes of
BCG, McKinsey, A.T. Kearney and more. 1. Take Notes As your
interviewer presents your case, be sure to take careful notes on
the numbers or other facts given. Read More >
Today, there are more than 8,900 hedge fund firms in the world.
Many firms have fewer than five employees, and even the largest
firms typically have only between 200 and 1,000 employees.
Bridgewater Associates, for example, has the most assets under
management of any hedge fund, but it only employs 1,500 people.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, ranked second in assets under
management, employs less than 1,000 investment professionals. Read More >
Starting a new job is bound to be a little intimidating no matter
how long you've been in the game; you don't know anyone, you're not
sure how things are done or what will be expected of you, and
everything from the lunchroom to the photocopy machine is
unfamiliar territory. If you want to make a good first impression
and set the stage for the rest of your time with the company,
though, it's important to come prepared and make the first few
weeks count. Read More >