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Answering the 'Failure' Interview Question

If you've been following the NCAA Basketball Tournament, you know that there are only four teams left. This means that 64 of the 68 teams selected to play in the tournament have lost, and thus, in some way, 64 teams have failed. Soon, three teams of the so-called Final Four will also lose and thus will also fail. Read More >

19 Economic Consulting Interview Questions

As I mentioned last week, I've been digging out some consulting interview questions by practice area, from the data in our annual consulting survey. (Last week's post featured 47 questions for would-be tech consultants.)  This week, I thought I'd bring you some of the questions that folks who work as economic consultants have faced (or ask), so if that's your field, read on. Read More >

No Such Thing As A Free Lunch? Don’t Tell This Startup.

This isn't a service to give you free food…but it is. When Lunchspread launched in the fall of 2015, it sounded too good to be true. You and your coworkers just fill out a quick survey of the food you like for lunch and where you typically get it, and within a month, you'll get an email to let you know you'll get your free food. The freshly-made meals will arrive anywhere between 3 and 4PM and then, you and your coworkers get to feast. Read More >

47 Questions the Top Tech Consulting Firms Ask

Being prepared for an interview in the consulting industry means more than just brushing up on your pat answers to a couple of behavioral questions, and arriving armed with multiple copies of your resume. Fortunately, we've got you covered: each year, as part of the annual Vault Consulting Survey, we ask consultants-many of whom are recruiters-to give us examples of the kinds of questions an interviewee at their firm is likely to face. Read More >

Why I Work Like a Millennial

The term millennial is more than a buzz word; it's a complete culture.  Millennials are changing the way things are done, most notably the way we work. As the largest fraction of the U. S. workforce, it's surprising to see companies resisting the profound impact of millennials. Read More >

What Facebook and Pinterest Are Doing to Hire More Women

A new study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org unsurprisingly shows that women are still severely underrepresented at tech firms throughout the country and that the (few) women already at tech firms believe their gender is holding them back from promotions. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the study's findings and included some pretty graphs and tables and whatnot. In any case, here's the gist of the quantitative results: Researchers found that women make up 36. Read More >

How International Students Can Get Visas and Get Hired

Marcelo Barros is a University of Oregon graduate originally from Brazil. In the U.S., he's worked for Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems, among other firms, and as a career coach for international students. Drawing on two decades of experience, Barros recently wrote The International Advantage: Get Noticed. Get Hired!, which gives international students advice on how to navigate the U.S. work visa system and how to find the job they want. Read More >

What Makes Big 3 Consultants Different?

The question of why you would choose one firm over another as an employer is something that greatly interests us here at Vault-so much so, that we put the question into our annual consulting industry survey, so that we can find out what makes consultants tick. Read More >

What Immigrants Can Teach Us About Success

As politicians continue to debate and discuss the sensitive subject of immigration, a sense of threat and urgency can be overwhelming. As a result, more and mored more people want to take part in the discussion, with many of them coming from business and tech backgrounds. Read More >

42 Big Four Interview Questions

This year, in our annual accounting survey, Vault surveyed more than 9,000 accountants. The survey, administered this past winter, asked accountants to tell us what it's like to work for their firms. It also asked them to tell us about their hiring process and, specifically, about the questions they were asked during their interviews. Read More >

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