Posts Tagged: Interviewing

Goldman Sachs Named Most Prestigious in Vault Rankings

Approximately 3,500 investment banking professionals took the annual Vault Banking Survey this past spring. During the survey, professionals were asked to rate investment banks on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige (they were unable to rate their own firm, and were asked only to rate firms with which they were familiar). And for the 13th straight year, banking professionals named Goldman Sachs the most prestigious bank in North America. Professionals also named Goldman No. Read More >

The Art of the Thank-You Note

The days following an interview can be full of stress. You replay each part of the conversation in your head, second-guess your choice of outfit and constantly check your phone for missed calls. (Wait, are we talking about a first date or an interview here?) While the three-day rule of asking for a second date doesn't apply, it's important to follow up appropriately with your interviewer. A handwritten thank-you note isn't necessary-and might even arrive too late. Read More >

Interviewing for Judicial Clerkships

This is the third in a series of posts for Vault by Steven Feldman on judicial clerkships. In my last post, I went through the nuts and bolts of applying for clerkships. Hopefully, your hard work will result in an interview. Here, I go through the most important tips for a successful clerkship interview. A clerkship interview with a judge is more intense than a typical large law firm interview. Read More >

People Skills, Hacked: 3 Tricks from Apple Geniuses

Oh, Apple Geniuses. You just thought they were knowledgeable and helpful. Turns out, the warm, fuzzy feelings you have as you walk out--with your $600 in purchases-isn't just a product of their natural awesomeness: it's painstakingly studied customer-service skills. Gizmodo recently leaked parts of the Apple "Genius Training Manual"… which reads like a cross between a Pysch 101 textbook and Jedi Mind Tricks for Dummies. Read More >

The 2013 Vault Consulting Rankings Are Here!

It's that time of year again. The consultants have spoken, and their votes have been tallied: The 2013 Vault Consulting Rankings are here!  In this year's edition, Bain and Co. emerged as the Best Firm to Work For in our Consulting 50 ranking, while McKinsey held onto its perennial position as our Most Prestigious Firm. Read More >

Cracking the Personal Interview

This is the final blog in a series of posts for Vault by Nick Waugh and Kenton Kivestu on preparing for the upcoming consulting recruitment cycle. For more help in preparing for you big consulting interview, be sure to check back for the launch of the 2013 edition of the Vault Consulting 50 on August 27th, which will feature insider information-including tips and sample interview question-from thousands of practicing consultants at the most prestigious consulting firms in the world. Read More >

Take the WSSAT (Wall Street Scandal Aptitude Test)

To prepare for any interview, it's important to know your current events-both about the firm you're interviewing with as well as the firm's industry at large. With that in mind, and seeing how Wall Street recruiting season is right around the corner, we've created a tool to help those interested in investment banking jobs gauge how well they've been keeping up with the recent greed and hubris and other shenanigans on Wall Street this year. Read More >

The On-Campus Interview: Get In, Get Out, Get Called Back

For many law students across the country, 'tis the season-not of summer Fridays and beach trips, but of the on-campus interview program. OCI, as it is called at many schools, provides students the opportunity to interview for summer associate positions with multiple law firms over the course of a few days. While each law school runs its interview program a bit differently, there are a few things you can do to maximize your OCI success. Keep your eye on the prize. Read More >

How to End a Case Interview on a High Note

This is the fourth in a series of posts for Vault by Nick Waugh and Kenton Kivestu on preparing for the upcoming consulting recruitment cycle. Check in for a new interview-related post each Monday until August 27th, when we will be launching the 2013 edition of the Vault Consulting 50, which will feature insider information-including tips and sample interview question-from thousands of practicing consultants at the most prestigious consulting firms in the world. Read More >

Find Their Pain! How to "Neuromarket" for a Job

Christophe Morin, a researcher for the "world's first neuromarketing" agency has a job title that could also serve as a professional wrestling pseudonym: Chief Pain Officer. Except that his work at SalesBrain isn't about causing pain, it's about finding it-to sell the cure. In an interview with the New York Times, Morin references "the reptilian brain"--the place where baser emotions rule-and his techniques for appealing to those primal instincts during a sales pitch. Read More >

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