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Why You Should Forget About Holiday Networking

If you spend long enough writing about careers-or looking for a job-you start to notice certain patterns in the advice that you see elsewhere. Just as fall brings a rash of advice for those going through on-campus recruiting, so the start of a new year brings exhortations to turn over a new leaf, make resolutions, and make this year the one where you finally get serious about changing your life. The holiday season, though? Read More >

A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer

If you think you might be interested in applying for a position with the Peace Corps, here's some advice from one Peace Corps recruiter: "The number one most important thing you can do during the application process is to show your commitment. It's going to be a long process, and we want to make sure that you really are dedicated. Read More >

10 Signs You Should Run Away From a Job Offer

Aristotle once said, "The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain." While the famous philosopher probably wasn't offering career advice, I'm going to make the stretch and say it's just as applicable in this arena. Being happy with our careers shouldn't be a lofty goal-it should be the foundation that we base our career choices on. Read More >

Test Your IQ (International Quotient) to See If Working Abroad Is for You

People live and work overseas for a variety of reasons, but the common motivating factors for working abroad are typically these: a desire for adventure and personal growth, greater professional opportunities, and language acquisition.  For many, working abroad represents freedom, adventure, and a chance to break out of the "9-to-5" mold while seeing the rest of the world. Read More >

Students: How to Find a Job Over the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, it may seem like on-campus recruiting is tailing off, but December can actually be an interesting month for finding full-time and summer positions. The reason: right around this time of year, responses to offers are flowing in from students-and, because many candidates will have received multiple offers, lots of firms find themselves with a recruiting shortfall to fill over the next couple of months. Read More >

What Do Young Venture Capitalists Do All Day?

Venture capitalists (and venture capital funds) are in the business of investing in young, innovative companies (often in the tech and healthcare sectors) in exchange for an equity stake that hopefully can be translated into a profit when the company goes public or is merged with or sold to another company. And so, in order to be successful, venture capitalists are always on the lookout for growth companies. This means digging down on specific data to assess opportunities. Read More >

Counterpoint: You Can Do Anything With a Law Degree

Editor's note: After posting my most recent blog post You Can Do Anything With a Law Degree. Sort of. to Twitter, Anusia Gillespie (of search firm BANAVA) disagreed with my stance, arguing, inter alia, that a J.D. gets you in the door and, more importantly, once law graduates are in business "they shoot to the top." After a brief (and polite) Twitter beef, I offered Anusia an opportunity to respond in a longer format here.  This is her response. Read More >

One Thing You Must Know When Seeking a Legal Internship: Yourself

Law school is filled with important decisions. You choose which elective courses to take, clubs and associations to join, journals to write for, seminars to attend, and relationships to develop. These decisions, along with academic performance, will ultimately define your experience and set the stage for your professional career. But the most important decision you'll make is where you will intern. Read More >

What Percent of Interns Receive Full-Time Offers?

Vault recently released its Top Internship Rankings for 2016. These included a prestige ranking, an overall best internship ranking, a best internship for quality of life ranking, and several rankings by industy. The rankings were created from the results from our annual internship survey, which asked nearly 6,000 current and former interns to rate their internships, as well as their dream internship employers, in various categories. Read More >

You Can Do Anything With a Law Degree. Sort of.

There's a well-worn adage that "You can do anything with a law degree." Well, that's technically true. You can write a novel with a law degree, but you could just as easily write one without attending law school. You can become a top chef with a law degree, but you'd probably need to go to culinary school too. You can be a wedding photographer, an airline pilot, or a psychiatrist with a law degree, but a J.D. isn't helping you break into any of those industries. Read More >

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