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What to Do When You’re Jobless After OCI

The law school OCI program is wrapping up. While a number of law students have successfully secured employment for the summer of 2016, a great many have not. If you have found yourself in the daunting, and wholly unwelcome, position of having to extend your job search, do not despair. Contrary to popular belief, your legal career has not ended before it even started. You are, however, in a tough spot and your situation needs to be addressed immediately and aggressively. Read More >

Newsflash: Your Cover Letter Doesn't Matter

Is crafting the perfect cover letter worth the time and effort you put into it? Not according to research conducted by the Addison Group, which surveyed hiring managers about the factors that are most important to them when assessing candidates. According to that research, just 18%  rank cover letters-or their equally antiquated cousin the thank you note-as important parts in assessing potential candidates. Read More >

11 Interview Questions Private Equity Firms Ask (and How to Answer Them)

Although the interview process in private equity varies by firm, all applicants will participate in a "fit" interview. In these, you will answer questions about your background or experience, and the hiring manager assesses your credentials and personality to see if you are a good match for the firm. Some firms also ask candidates to complete a paper LBO or walk through a case study. Read More >

Who Will Burn for Volkswagen's Dirty Diesel Deeds?

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 >

From BigLaw to BIGLAW: An Interview with Novelist Lindsay Cameron

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 >

10 Tips for Answering Business Case Questions Successfully

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 >

What Hedge Fund Managers Really Do All Day

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 >

5 Tips for Making it Through Your First Few Weeks on the Job

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 >

How I Became a Celebrity Chef

Richard Knight's restaurants have been featured in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Garden & Gun, and GQ, among other publications. He has also received two James Beard nominations and appeared on the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Soon, his latest restaurant, Hunky Dory Tavern, will open in Houston. Below, in his words, is how he went from washing dishes to working as an executive chef and restauranteur. Read More >

Announcing Vault’s New Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For Rankings

I am pleased to announce that Vault has released its first ever Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For Rankings and Nutter McClennen & Fish tops the list, a title earned through high ratings in Vault's numerous Quality of Life categories, including Satisfaction, Firm Culture, and Compensation. In the No. 2 spot is litigation boutique Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, which trails Nutter by a mere 0.067 points. Read More >


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