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How My Liberal Arts Degree Paved the Way for a Consulting Career

As recruiting season kicks off, I remember back to two years ago when I was just beginning the interview process as a Dartmouth senior. Studying for a degree in History and Geography, I had enjoyed my liberal arts coursework, but was interested in pursuing a consulting career post-graduation. I wanted to quickly gain a variety of business skills and get broad exposure to several different industries rather than committing to one before knowing what I was actually passionate about. Read More >

Do's and Don'ts for the Consulting Interview

The search for a job, whether you're coming out of college or a senior executive, is never easy.  It is a venture into the unknown, and that can be scary and daunting. But fret not! While a healthy respect for the interview process should always be maintained, there are some tips that can help make your day go much more smoothly.    Make a solid introduction As my parents always said on the first day of school, "you only have one chance to make a first impression! Read More >

Is Technology Ruining the Workplace?

Sherry Turkle wants you to put down that phone, step away from that screen, and do something that is becoming a lost art in the workplace: have a conversation with your colleagues. Turkle-an MIT professor and author of the book Alone Together-thinks we've come to a point where we need to "reclaim conversation" if we're to solve one of the biggest problems we face in business today: overcoming "technology's pull" to lead more productive, more balanced lives. Read More >

The 2013 Vault Europe Consulting Rankings Are Here!

The economic situation in Europe might still be the largest of the "known unknowns" facing the world's economy. Seemingly balanced on a knife-edge, anything other than positive news from the likes of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy has the potential to send world markets into chaos-to say nothing of conditions within some of those countries (unemployment currently stands at 11. Read More >

How to End a Case Interview on a High Note

This is the fourth in a series of posts for Vault by Nick Waugh and Kenton Kivestu on preparing for the upcoming consulting recruitment cycle. Check in for a new interview-related post each Monday until August 27th, when we will be launching the 2013 edition of the Vault Consulting 50, which will feature insider information-including tips and sample interview question-from thousands of practicing consultants at the most prestigious consulting firms in the world. Read More >

Case Interview Advice: Doing 'Public Math'

This is the third in a series of posts for Vault by Nick Waugh and Kenton Kivestu on preparing for the upcoming consulting recruitment cycle. Check in for a new interview-related post each Monday until August 27th, when we will be launching the 2013 edition of the Vault Consulting 50, which will feature insider information-including tips and sample interview question-from thousands of practicing consultants at the most prestigious consulting firms in the world. Read More >

Case Interviews: The Dangers of Too Much Practice

This is the second in a series of posts for Vault by Nick Waugh and Kenton Kivestu on preparing for the upcoming consulting recruitment cycle. Check in for a new interview-related post each Monday until August 27th, when we will be launching the 2013 edition of the Vault Consulting 50, which will feature insider information-including tips and sample interview question-from thousands of practicing consultants at the most prestigious consulting firms in the world. Read More >

3 Tips for Cracking the Case Interview

When it comes to interviewing, practice may not always make perfect, but it can certainly increase your chances of getting the job. That's especially true for case interviews-an interviewing technique that is pretty much mandatory in the consulting industry, and catching on in other industries too. While many candidates spend hours practicing their answers to questions such as "tell me about your biggest weakness," it can be tempting to overlook case interview preparation. Read More >

What Makes a Company a Great Place to Work?

Here at Vault, we've long been aware that, when it comes to choosing a place to work, money isn't the most important factor: firm culture is.* (The reason we know this: our annual surveys of employees at leading professional services firms around the world.) That raises an obvious question: if firm culture is so important to employees, what makes a great culture? Read More >

The 2012 Vault Consulting Rankings for Europe and Asia are H

The 2012 Vault Consulting Rankings for Europe and Asia are Here!   It's shaping up to be a good year for McKinsey. Not only is the firm the world's most prestigious consulting outfit, it has also emerged as the Best Consulting Firm to Work For in both the 2012 Vault Consulting 25 Europe and the Vault Consulting 25 Asia rankings. Read More >

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