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How to Reboot When the Job Feels Stale

We've all experienced the Monday blues at one time or another. You know the feeling: You've returned to the office after a great weekend, and before you even sit down in your chair, you're already wishing it was Tuesday.  I think we can agree that this is a normal part of life, albeit an unpleasant one. For most of us, these occasional bouts of Monday-morning melancholy are just that: occasional. But some people can never seem to shake the Monday blues away. Read More >

How to Ace Guesstimate Interview Questions

Guesstimates are interview questions that ask candidates to come up with a figure, usually the size of a market or the number of objects in an area. The most important thing to remember about guesstimates is that they are designed to let your interviewer see how your mind works, rather than designed to see if you can get the right answer. In any case, here's how to tackle them: 1. Begin with a question. Read More >

Which Summer Associate Program is Right for You?

When it comes to finding a career in the legal industry, one of the most important decisions prospective lawyers can make is choosing the right summer associate program. Vault's annual Summer Program rankings, released along with the Quality of Life rankings, highlight the firms that receive rave reviews from junior attorneys when it comes to providing a stellar summer experience. This year, a new firm earned the Best Overall Summer Associate Program title: Foley Hoag rose from the No. Read More >

From Classroom to Cubicle

After graduation, most students assume their lives will drastically change as they transition from a college classroom into their careers of choice. After starting work, however, they may be surprised to find the number of ways life does not change. Many skills, habits and routines learned or experienced in school apply in the professional world. In fact, by approaching an accounting career as a student, one can not only survive, but thrive in the industry. Read More >

How I Learned to Code and Start Making Six Figures

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to technology's effects on our lives. One is that technology (and advances in technology) make our lives easier and perhaps better, giving us more information and more updated information, connecting us in ways we couldn't have dreamed of just a decade or two ago. Read More >

5 Tips for Successfully Refinancing Your Graduate School Loans

When the average college grad is leaving school with more than $30,000 in debt, it's enough to make anybody stop and think twice before signing on the dotted line. But when it comes to graduate or professional school, the price tag is even higher. Graduate students make up about 16% of the overall student population, but they account for about 40% of recent federal loan disbursements. Read More >

How to Nail the Phone Interview

Increasingly, companies are conducting first-round interviews over the phone. This helps recruiting and hiring managers zero in on top candidates more efficiently. For many candidates, however, a phone interview can be a frightening prospect. Most people communicate better in person-where nonverbal cues like gestures and smiles can make up for otherwise awkward moments. Read More >

At Work With a Video Game Designer

Designing games involves creating stories, characters, dialogue, graphics, and sound effects, as well as sometimes writing programming code (although much programming is now automated). It is a very creative process, requiring imagination and computer and communication skills to develop games that are interactive and entertaining. Read More >

Wait, Hospitals Want My Tech Degree?

For many, the idea of pursuing a technical degree is linked to dreams of working as a prominent figure in major companies such as Google or Facebook. Unfortunately, the competition for even small positions within these companies is stiff, leaving many recent grads wondering where their skills cn be put to use. Perhaps the greatest misconception within the technological field is the idea that graduates need to pursue careers directly linked to new product development and maintenance. Read More >

Announcing Vault's 2016 Law Firm Diversity Rankings

Vault has released its Law Firm Diversity Rankings for 2016, and Carlton Fields Jorden Burt tops the list once again after briefly ceding the Best Law Firm for Diversity accolade to Ropes & Gray last year. In fact, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has claimed the No. 1 spot in all of the diversity ranking categories except for one-Diversity for Military Veterans-in which Paul Hastings is the winner. Read More >

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