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How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

"I had my phone interview today and I don't think they will be calling me back for a second interview," my friend said in a text. "Why? What happened," I responded. "I froze," she responded.  "I prepared, but it was awkward and I ended up forgetting everything. And I couldn't tell their reaction.  The call lasted 10 minutes.  I could tell it didn't go well." My friend is in a contract position and is coming up on the end of her current assignment. Read More >

How to Make Your Degree Stand Out

This time of year, many of us start to focus our efforts on shedding winter weight, inspired by the desire to get "pool ready." We devour articles on the latest 30-day planking challenge, how to train for your first 5K or what new crunch to do to get your abs to "pop." Each time I read these, I often think back to a chemistry professor who would say, "A calorie is a calorie is a calorie! Read More >

5 Tips for Writing Your Resume's 'Additional Information' Section

When applying to certain jobs, you'll often find it necessary to create an "Additional Information" section on your resume. This happens when you have information that you want to include on your resume that doesn't quite fit into your "Education" or "Work Experience" sections. This type of information might include volunteer work, professional memberships, special assignments, expertise outside traditional categories, hobbies, interests, and/or other related information. Read More >

Job Interview Dos and Don'ts

There's a ton of good advice out there about job interviews, but when push comes to shove, here are a quick 20 things you should do, and 12 things you shouldn't to make sure you nail your next interview. Do Conduct extensive research about the employer and the interviewers (if possible) before the interview. Practice your answers to difficult questions. Be prepared to describe specific examples from past work experiences, as well as what you learned from them. Read More >

Interviewees Must Ask Good Questions Too!

One of the most important questions an interviewer can ask is whether the candidate has any questions. Your answer should be an emphatic "Yes!" Being ready with good questions demonstrates your interest and insight and can increase your chances of getting an offer. This is your opportunity to not only show you are the best candidate for the job but also to determine whether this is the right career move for you. 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 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 >

25 Financial Consulting Interview Questions

Got an interview with a consulting firm that specializes in financial consulting? Or thinking about applying for a position with one? Either way, you'll probably want some idea of what you're likely to be asked in the interview. Good news: we've got you covered, with sample questions from people who have either recently been through the process with the top firms in the financial consulting field, or who conduct interviews for their firms. Read More >

The Biggest Mistake You're Making on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has undergone several changes and updates since its inception, but it's still considered to be essential for jobseekers. A recent Forbes article notes that both jobseekers and hiring managers view LinkedIn as a primary tool. And most career advisers recommend that everyone, from emerging professional to seasoned executive, should have a LinkedIn profile. And it's this very profile that's the most important tool that LinkedIn offers. Read More >

10 Tips for Answering Consulting Case Questions Successfully

If you're interested in a career in the consulting industry, the case interview is an unavoidable fact of life: at some point, you're going to have to prove that you have the ability to break down a business problem on the fly. And even if you've got your methodologies down pat, it's possible to mess up the basics in a pressure situation. Here are a handful of tips-excerpted from the 2015 edition of Vault's  Guide to the Case Interview-that will help to keep you focused. 1. Read More >

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