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Overqualified is Not Out of Luck

How Overqualified Attorneys Can Market Themselves Competitively by Diane Rifkin, Rifkin Consulting We didn't fall over the fiscal cliff, but our economy is still not on solid ground. As the economy still struggles forward, the legal community has seen some high profile law firm collapses that sent shockwaves through the industry.  The legal industry is struggling and attorneys are struggling to find their place within the industry. Read More >

Mean Mentors: Why Jerks are Good for Your Job Search

Ever see Kitchen Nightmares? The notoriously difficult chef Gordon Ramsay waltzes into failing restaurants, samples the food and atmosphere, then succinctly and arrogantly tells the owner everything they're doing wrong. It's awesome. Naturally, this tends not to go over too well with the owners. But with a lot of money at stake (many are already losing thousands of dollars a month on rent), they usually take Ramsay's advice and save their businesses. Read More >

Job Hunting? Don't Make These 4 Party Mistakes

Ah, holiday parties. Harmless gatherings of merry-making. Or are they actually fields full of of conversational landmines? Social stuff can always be tough when you don't really want to talk about your job situation. After all, if you don't have anything nice to say But parties can be especially rough around the holidays, when people you haven't seen all year want to catch up and ask all kinds of probing, judgmental questions. So what do you do? 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 >

5 Biggest Hiring and Firing Stories of 2012

The past year was a tumultuous one in C-suites across the country. Several scandals and billions of dollars in losses meant that many CEOs were shown the door. But there were also some bright spots at the top of org charts, most notably in the tech sector, where two women were finally given their just deserve. And in the world of politics, we watched (and salivated over) many a dogfight which, despite their lack of beauty, were never dull. Read More >

Fake It 'Til You Make It?

You know the job description--you've seen it a million times. An entry level position with a 5-year experience requirement. Or an internship citing "MUST HAVE" working knowledge of 3 kinds of software. Maybe it's a series of soft skills that's required, that you're not sure you have. Are you really detail oriented? Self starting? Good at multitasking? It can be tempting to skip applying altogether. It's a lost cause unless you're a perfect match, right? Not so fast. Read More >

Why Won't a Legal Recruiter Work with Me?

Earlier this week I received an email from a prospective candidate asking for my advice. His concerns are so ubiquitous, it prompted this blog post response. This candidate, a recent graduate of a respected law school, with good grades, law review, moot court, and a clerkship on his resume, is unemployed. In addition to the multitude of applications he submitted directly, he has also sent his resume to several recruiters, but never heard back. Read More >

3 Traits for Successful Case Interviews

The case interview is a crucial part of the hiring process in the consulting industry, and variations of it crop up in other industries as well. Read More >

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: A Lesson from Krispy Kreme

If you haven't seen this video yet, your day is about to be made. Jia Jiang, who writes a blog called "100 Days of Rejection Therapy," had a simple mission: make an outlandish request at Krispy Kreme, and get better at hearing the word "no." Only trouble was, the woman behind the counter didn't say no. Jackie, the shift leader at her Austin, Texas branch was at first perplexed by a request for five doughnuts connected and glazed to look like Olympic rings. Read More >

Normal Gets You Nowhere: Kelly Cutrone's Interview Tips

So you've made it this far: you have been selected for a job interview in a competitive industry, with little room for error. You've done your research about the company, pressed your interview suit, and printed fresh resumes. Yet you can't help wondering if there's one more thing you could do, something to give you a competitive edge. Enter Kelly Cutrone, New York City's highly successful PR maven and reality TV star. Read More >

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