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2016 Was Our Best Consulting Survey Ever!

Those of you who work in consulting can finally rest easy: you won't be receiving any more emails asking you to participate in our consulting survey this year--we closed it out for the year yesterday, and will shortly begin the hard work of reading and collating all 17,000+ responses in time for the rollout of our 2017 rankings this fall. Read More >

My Advice for the Class of 2016

There's a sentence in Don DeLillo's new novel, Zero K, his 16th, that I've been thinking about nearly every hour since first coming across it last week. Read More >

Are We Heading for a 6-Hour Workday?

In the business world, productivity gains tend to mean one thing: employers getting more bang for their buck as employees use technology to grind out more work in the same amount of time. And, if you've been paying attention to any part of the presidential primaries recently, you'll already know that those gains doesn't necessarily come with higher wages or better benefits for employees. Read More >

Ten Steps to Effective Informational Interviewing

By Mike Gotham, Perkins Coie, Director of Recruiting & Retention, and Shelley Levine, Perkins Coie, Attorney Recruiting Manager  If hearing the word "networking" makes you uneasy, then the idea of an informational interview may cause you serious discomfort. Many people shy away from informational interviews, which is unfortunate: studies show that informational interviews often play a critical role in a job search. Read More >

A Day in the Life of a Brigade Employee

With the election season in full bloom, the world's first voter network is expanding and gaining many - especially millennials - to debate and band together on controversial issues. As Brigade gets people to come together on a multitude of topics, it also hopes to incite action and change on the individuals themselves.  Follow me on Twitter.  Follow Vault on Twitter and Instagram. Read More >

What Millennials Really Want According to Millennial Consultants

A few years ago, I was in a meeting with several recruiters and HR personnel at a big Wall Street bank. The employees at the bank (which will go unnamed) openly expressed frustration with their inability to communicate with young job candidates-so-called millennials. At the time, I was surprised at how candid the bank was about its lack of understanding of how to connect with the younger generation. Read More >

5 Positive Traits That Might Hurt Your Career

We spend a majority of our lives in the workplace, working side-by-side with co-workers we often see more than our friends, doing tasks for superiors we see more than our parents. It stands to reason that we want to make a good impression on those we come into contact with so often. But in our quest to be the best employee, we often don't realize some of the positive traits that people commend us on could actually be detrimental to our career. Read More >

Former Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street Leaned In So Far It Almost Killed Her

Once upon a time, required reading for entry-level Wall Street bankers and traders included Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis's inside account of the bond trading madness at Solomon Brothers; Den of Thieves, Pulitzer Prize-winner James B. Read More >

Salary Negotiation: How to Ask for a Better Offer

The most difficult part of any salary negotiation is that feeling that you're always leaving something on the table. Unless you're interviewing with an organization that makes its salary data public, the chances are that you'll never truly know if your offer is on par with what your new colleagues or your predecessor are making. Read More >

Are Millennial Employees Really That Different?

If you're anything like me, you're probably sick of reading anything with the word Millennial in the title-especially if it seeks to explain the likely habits of an entire generation of people. By now, we should probably all have got the picture: there are a lot of them hitting the workforce, and <gasp> they're not like the rest of us. So we should be scared, right? Read More >

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