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Vault's 2014 Europe Consulting Rankings Are Here!

We are proud to announce that the 2014 Vault European Consulting Rankings are here-and that this year's edition comes with a unique achievement.  For the first time, one firm has taken the top spot in both our Top Consulting Firm and our Prestige rankings in all three regions covered by our survey. In emerging at the top of both of our signature rankings, McKinsey & Co. Read More >

Answering the 'What Do You Know About Our Business?' Question

The one question you can guarantee to receive in any interview is, "What do you know about our business?" And although you may think it's a softball question-one easily answered by spouting out a few facts gleaned from a Google search-this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, the way in which you answer this question may very well dictate how long your interview is, which questions you receive afterward, and whether you receive a job offer or not. Read More >

The Top Consulting Firm in Asia-Pacific Is...

We are delighted to announce that the Vault 2014 Asia Pacific Consulting Rankings are here! As a region that is home to around two-thirds of the world's population, and a number of rapidly developing economies, Asia-Pacific is key to the future of the global economy. Read More >

Weird Interview Questions That Google, Dell, and Amazon Ask

For years, corporations large and small have been using the same prescription when conducting interviews: ask candidates what they can bring to the table, ask candidates about their experience, tell candidates about the job and company, then ask candidates if they have any questions. Read More >

You Can Apply--Can You Do A Job You're Underqualified For?

Maybe it's a lack of jobs you are fully qualified for. Maybe it's just one gig at a company you're dying to work for that you're not quite experienced enough to do, but can't bring yourself to pass up. Should you go for it with a role that's out of your league? Well, there's not too much to lose if you don't get the job. It's getting an interview-or maybe, just maybe, landing the job--that could throw you into a tailspin. So, are you ready for it? Read More >

Find Your Employer “Culture Fit” With Social Media

Make no mistake about it: finding a job is tricky business. You search online job boards, go to career fairs, network with your connections-all hoping that you'll find the right job for you. When you find one, then you've got to determine if you're qualified. Then, do you have the necessary knowledge and skills to do the work? On top of that, you've got to have the passion for the work. Do you care enough about the material and duties of the position to do a good job? Read More >

5 Interview Questions Investment Banking Interns Need to Nail

Although most investment banks in North America and Europe have already hired their 2013 summer intern classes, banks in Australia are just beginning to accept applications for their latest internship programs, and interviews are on the way. For those interested in an investment banking internship, here are five interview questions every prospective intern should be able to nail.  1. What interests you most about a career in investment banking? Read More >

Google Changes Its Tune on Interviews

High GPA? Memorized answers to stats questions? Forget trying to crack the Google code-their standards just got less, well, standardized. "On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don't predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart. Read More >

Didn't Get the Job? Why Not to Agonize

It's the hardest part of job hunting: never knowing. Never knowing if you resume was even seen, then never knowing if you'll get the interview. Then, if you do, never knowing why you didn't get the job. What if, when you applied to a job, you received a score? That could be in the future says John Sullivan, a management professor at San Francisco State University. Read More >

Does an Ivy Education Get You Better Job Prospects?

"To get to Yale, you effectively must pass through a fifteen year funnel. No company can match that kind of screening rigor, so why not leverage it?" That is the key argument in a Yale student's Hacker News rebuttal to Thomas Friedman's New York Times piece entitled "How to Get a Job." (Hint: it's NOT an Ivy league diploma, according to him). Read More >

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