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Five Tips For Finding Freelance Work

For the person who loves to work, but wants to do it on their own time and from their own place - even the beach if they so choose, freelancing is a perfect option. Since the economic collapse of 2008, I've had a successful run in the freelance market, whether I had a full-time job or not. Read More >

Citi Tries to Lure Millennials with Entire Year Off

First Wall Street told young bankers that they didn't have to work on weekends. Then they told them they'd never have to work past midnight. Now they're giving them an entire year off. Attitudes toward young bankers have shifted so strongly on Wall Street that Citigroup Inc. has a new plan to keep them happy: Give them a year off. Read More >

Want a Short Commute? Don't Live Here.

When it comes to commuting, there's a growing body of research that suggests that less is more. Not only are they an incredible time-suck, long commutes are bad for you in any number of ways: They're bad for your health. They're bad for your marriage. And they're worse for women than men. Read More >

5 Networking Tips for a Venture Capital Job Search

Networking and schmoozing are keys to any job search, but they're even more important when looking for venture capital positions. Networking is done in two ways: informally through social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, industry job boards), and face-to-face at business conferences, meetings, and other events. It's a good idea to combine both approaches. Building contacts in the VC industry is key to learning about job openings and getting an interview. Read More >

Apple Exec Behind iPod Named CEO of World's Largest Hedge Fund

In the past few years, there have been several high-profile employment migrations from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. In 2014, Anthony Soto left Goldman Sachs to become Twitter's CFO. In 2015, Ruth Porat left Morgan Stanley to become Google's CFO. Also in 2015, a handful of Goldman bankers were poached by Uber, presumably to help the ride sharing service prepare for its IPO (which is still forthcoming). Read More >

How to Make Travel Part of Your Job

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life -       Confucius  Many of us have grown up hearing inspirational career quotes like the one above. In many ways they have encouraged us to continue fighting for a job we're passionate about and that fits into the lifestyle we would ultimately like to have.  For those of us that are passionate about traveling (a number that appears to be growing), finding a career that offers new adventures across the globe is a must. Read More >

Vault/MCCA Survey Shows Decline in Black Lawyers

Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association recently released a report analyzing the results of our annual Law Firm Diversity Survey. Amid some encouraging signs of progress, the study reveals other, more troubling trends. Not only are there sharp contrasts between the advancement of white lawyers and attorneys of color, there are notable disparities among different minority groups. Read More >

Is Grad School Right for You?

John Dewey, the late American philosopher, once said, "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." Each day, we become more aware of the world in which we live and gain valuable insight that carries us further. A collegiate education is one way we can rapidly increase our knowledge base, which ultimately translates into additional career opportunities and potential. In the United States, close to 30 percent of our population currently holds a bachelor's degree. Read More >

Secrets to Success of First Female Partner at Big-Swinging Silicon Valley VC Firm

Sarah Tavel's career path from Harvard graduate to first female partner at one of the biggest swinging Silicon Valley venture capital firms is an inspiring one. Tavel, recently featured as one of Paper magazine's I.T. It Girls, says that one of the secrets to her success is being "open to the fact that you don't know." Another is knowing the questions, not the answers. "I'm really good at asking the right questions," she explains of her ability to thrive in unfamiliar conditions. Read More >

A Legal Reporter on Covering the Law

Blake Edwards is a self-proclaimed "recovering lawyer covering law"-a legal journalist for Bloomberg BNA who was previously a Circuit Court clerk, covering the business of BigLaw. I interviewed Blake about his legal and writing careers and how he ended up covering the law instead of practicing it. What initially drew you to go to law school? If I'm honest I went in large part because I didn't know what else to do. There was no real desire to be a practicing lawyer. Read More >

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