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Is Yahoo Right to Ban Working From Home?

Is working from home a good idea? Opinions on the subject tend to be fairly starkly divided: people usually either love the idea, or profoundly mistrust it. And the reasons for belonging to either camp are fairly well mapped-out too. Those in the "for" group tend to believe that the freedom to work in comfortable surroundings makes them more productive, and gives them the ability to better balance their work and personal lives. Read More >

Future-proof Your Career

If you want to future-proof your career, it helps to know two things: what skills businesses are likely to need in the coming years; and how HR professionals are anticipating meeting those needs.  While we've looked at the first part of that equation recently (hint: tech skills will be useful), a new report from Accenture goes some way towards addressing the second part of it-and it has some potentially wide-reaching implications for job seekers. Read More >

Stretch Yourself: 4 Career Development Tips

Many who are new to the working world arrive there from a path that has been shaped by many "guides." These include high school counselors, college career services professionals, and even parental input into career options and choices. Once you've landed that all-important first "real" job, however, all of that help can dry up; at that point, your career development is down to you, and you alone. In this post, L.E.K. Consulting's Rose L. Read More >

Consulting: Where the Jobs Are

To get a sense of where the consulting market is likely to be hottest-and, more importantly, to get a sense of where the jobs will be-it pays to listen to those whose job it is to assess and identify opportunities in the global business. Read More >

Is an M.B.A. Worth It?

It's the start of grad school application season and, like clockwork, the debate has rolled around again: is it even worth it to spend the next two years of your life pursuing the opportunity to put three little letters on your resume? Once upon a time, the answer was a no-brainer: if you could get into an M.B.A. program, you did it, and came out the other side with a license to pick your job and print money. Read More >

Digital Strategy: A Growing Career Field?

Once upon a time, technology used to be a distinct subset of a company's business dealings-something that was seen as necessary on some level (all those workers need desktop PC's), but definitely something that could be left to the tech guys. The core of business, after all, is about making money, while maintaining technology tends to be about spending it. Read More >

Are U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Coming Back?

The idea of a renaissance in the U.S. manufacturing industry has been something of a mini-trend in the business press of late.  You could be forgiven for taking the various predictions with a grain of salt, given what we've seen over the past decade-and particularly the one just past. After all, it's common knowledge: the U.S. just doesn't do manufacturing any more, right? It's just too hard for U.S. Read More >

Vault's Top 10 Blogs of 2012

From The Monitor Group and Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupcies to a simple act of ingenuity at Krispy Kreme donuts, 2012 has been a big year in career news. Revisit some of your favorite stories and advice blogs with our list of Vault's Top Read blogs of the year, 2012: 1. 6 Trickiest Interview Questions and How to Nail Them Guesstimates and brainteasers are two types of interview questions commonly asked by Wall Street firms, consulting firms, and tech firms. Read More >

Monitor Bankruptcy: What the Employees Knew

The Monitor Group's recent bankruptcy announcement took many in the business community by surprise. That's not unusual, given that the firm-like many in the consulting industry-was privately held and therefore not under any obligation to release financial reports. But what about the people inside the firm? How much did the consultants-business experts all-know or suspect about the state of the firm's finances? That's a question that we at Vault are almost uniquely qualified to answer. Read More >

Monitor Bankruptcy: Is the Consulting Industry in Trouble?

Monitor Group's recently announced bankruptcy and subsequent buyout by Deloitte has been met in some quarters with the distinct sounds of schadenfreude. Read More >

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