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How College Athletes Make the Transition to the Workforce

In the aftermath of the spectacular conclusion to this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, it's easy to forget that, for the vast majority of college athletes, no career in the game or sport of their choice awaits. Read More >

Tips for Job Searching on the Sneak

Once upon a time, there was a jobseeker who was searching for a job and found the perfect match - never having to search for another job again. Awwww….fairy tales are amazing, aren't they? Today's economic reality makes the job search a necessity for even the happiest of employees. Why? Either you're going to get laid off, you're not going to get a raise or you're going to be asked to cram a week's workload into one day because your company doesn't want to hire additional staff. Read More >

The Golden Rule of Interviews

Interviews are stressful, fear-inducing, sweat-inducing, mostly unpleasant affairs. And so, when you're on the other side of the desk-in the interviewer's seat-you shouldn't forget this. That is, when interviewing someone, you should treat your interviewee like you'd want to be treated if you were the one being interviewed. Read More >

Real Tips for a Successful Internship

It's that time of year again. In a few short weeks, students will begin their internships at companies throughout the country, hoping to get their foot in the door, impress their bosses and land the job of their dreams. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Before you turn an internship into a full-time job, you need to get the basics down first.  Be Prepared…Assume nothing. You're going into the unknown. Read More >

8 Steps for Getting an Internship

You are in college, you want an internship for this summer, and you do not yet have anything firmly lined up. So what should you do?  1. Keep Prospecting: Until you have an offer in writing, you must keep prospecting. Verbal conversations that say 'we are going to offer you a role,' or 'we are working on it,'don't count and are NOT binding. You only have one, 'this summer.' Keep hunting until you have a solid offer. 2. Read More >

Answering the 'Failure' Interview Question

If you've been following the NCAA Basketball Tournament, you know that there are only four teams left. This means that 64 of the 68 teams selected to play in the tournament have lost, and thus, in some way, 64 teams have failed. Soon, three teams of the so-called Final Four will also lose and thus will also fail. Read More >

19 Economic Consulting Interview Questions

As I mentioned last week, I've been digging out some consulting interview questions by practice area, from the data in our annual consulting survey. (Last week's post featured 47 questions for would-be tech consultants.)  This week, I thought I'd bring you some of the questions that folks who work as economic consultants have faced (or ask), so if that's your field, read on. Read More >

47 Questions the Top Tech Consulting Firms Ask

Being prepared for an interview in the consulting industry means more than just brushing up on your pat answers to a couple of behavioral questions, and arriving armed with multiple copies of your resume. Fortunately, we've got you covered: each year, as part of the annual Vault Consulting Survey, we ask consultants-many of whom are recruiters-to give us examples of the kinds of questions an interviewee at their firm is likely to face. Read More >

What Facebook and Pinterest Are Doing to Hire More Women

A new study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org unsurprisingly shows that women are still severely underrepresented at tech firms throughout the country and that the (few) women already at tech firms believe their gender is holding them back from promotions. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the study's findings and included some pretty graphs and tables and whatnot. In any case, here's the gist of the quantitative results: Researchers found that women make up 36. Read More >

How International Students Can Get Visas and Get Hired

Marcelo Barros is a University of Oregon graduate originally from Brazil. In the U.S., he's worked for Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems, among other firms, and as a career coach for international students. Drawing on two decades of experience, Barros recently wrote The International Advantage: Get Noticed. Get Hired!, which gives international students advice on how to navigate the U.S. work visa system and how to find the job they want. Read More >

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