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How to Be Mindful at Work Without Meditation

Before we get into how to be mindful without meditation, let's see how mindful you currently are with a little test. The below comes from Matthew E. May, the author of Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking. May, whose new book will be available at the end of May, recently wrote an enlightening New York Times piece on the subject of mindfulness in advance of Winning the Brain Game's release. Read More >

The Daily Habit That's Preventing Your Success

We're all busy, there's no denying that. At a certain point, our agenda becomes burdened with appointments, work and tasks we need to complete in order for us to move forward and tackle the next thing. As obligations pile up, the more likely we are to push them aside, which explains why many succumb to the stressful but quick-fix solution of procrastination. Read More >

Job Skills You Don't Want to be Endorsed for on LinkedIn

In the last couple of years, LinkedIn included a new feature that enhanced the profile of its users, allowing connections to endorse one another for the skills we use during our jobs every day. It allows users to compliment the work of others without writing a full-on recommendation. And who doesn't like to see the graphical interface matching our skills with our endorsers. It's a great boost to the ego. Read More >

Q&A with a Stanford Grad Who Founded Her Own Venture Capital Firm

Jennifer Carolan, co-founder and general partner at Reach Newschools Capital, is also a former managing partner at NewSchools Venture Fund.  VAULT: Can you tell us a little about yourself? What made you want to enter this career?  CAROLAN: Growing up in Chicago, I didn't know about venture capital. I only learned about it in graduate school at Stanford University when I heard Kim Smith, the founder of NewSchools Venture Fund, speak. Read More >

The Four Ways to Maintain Your Sanity During the Job Search

The job search is one of the most stressful periods of time in your life. If you have a job and are looking for a new one, it's most likely because you are unhappy, in need of more money or want to better your quality of life.  If you're unemployed, you may feel your life depends on every application, resume, cover letter, and job interview you're fortunate enough to get. Read More >

Beyond OCI: What Changes in Law Firm Recruiting Mean for You

On-campus interviews (OCI) and callbacks can be very stressful to law students, especially now that the process is condensed into a shorter window.  At last week's NALP Education Conference I learned that law firms are, unsurprisingly, stressed out by this short process too. Read More >

Should You Get Your MBA in Europe?

There's an interesting post over on Quartz today about a growing trend of US students heading across the pond to get their MBAs in Europe. The reason? Well, there are 3 of them covered in the article: 1) Favorable exchange rates mean that your dollar buys more Euro or Pound-denominated education than it did a couple of years ago. 2) Many European programs are 1-year rather than 2, which reduces both lifestyle (residence, food, etc.) and opportunity costs. Read More >

Top Instagrams to Follow for Success Tips

In honor of the revamping of Vault's own Instagram, we're taking a minute to pay tribute to the Instagram accounts that have inspired us time and time again.  Follow me on Twitter. Follow Vault on Twitter.  Read More:Which Ivy League Has the Best Instagram Account? Read More >

Should You Write Thank You Letters After Rejections?

Your interview went well and you did everything correctly, but you still received that letter or phone call stating that you weren't chosen for the position. This will happen. Not every job is for you, and not every interview will result in a job offer. However, you can still use a thank you letter to your advantage. First, it helps to avoid burning any bridges. Second, if you're still interested in the company, you can express this in your letter. Read More >

How to Evaluate Competing Job Offers

If you play close attention to the news, you might come to the conclusion that the economy has never been in worse shape for young people, and that you should end your job search whenever you get an offer, and jump at any chance to get your foot in the door. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the term "job search" is a little misleading; ideally, every search should result in multiple job offers. Read More >

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