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Do's and Don'ts for the Consulting Interview

The search for a job, whether you're coming out of college or a senior executive, is never easy.  It is a venture into the unknown, and that can be scary and daunting. But fret not! While a healthy respect for the interview process should always be maintained, there are some tips that can help make your day go much more smoothly.    Make a solid introduction As my parents always said on the first day of school, "you only have one chance to make a first impression! Read More >

3 Interview Tips From Johnny Ramone

You might be surprised to learn that the late Johnny Ramone of the legendary band the Ramones was a raving Republican*. You might also be surprised to learn that Johnny preferred milk and cookies to drugs and alcohol, and watching ESPN SportsCenter to cavorting with groupies. Read More >

Risky Business: 3 Interview Gambles That Pay Off

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) posed a question to its members: "What types of things should job seekers include in their resumes if they're trying to get hired by a successful startup?" The invite-only nonprofit (made up of young entrepreneurs) got a lot of great answers from small business owners on what they'd like to see-but what about a big company? How can you be bold enough to be noticed without being offensive? Read More >

How the Presidential Debate Can Make You a Better Interviewer

Have an interview coming up? You might want to re-watch last night's presidential debate for some pointers. No, I'm not suggesting that you talk over the person asking you questions (like one candidate) or show up looking like you could use a nap (like the other candidate). But listen closely to each question, and at the end of the candidate's response, ask yourself: are we now on an entirely different topic? Read More >

What It Takes to Join a Top Wall Street Bank

With the application process for full-time and summer investment banking internships now underway, you might be asking yourself: What makes a successful candidate? To join any line of business at a top Wall Street firm, it's perhaps most important to demonstrate a deep interest in the financial industry, personal drive, and the ability to learn quickly. It's also important to demonstrate your capability to be entrepreneurial and motivated. Read More >

The Vault Tech Consulting Rankings Are Here!

From helping major organizations implement cloud-based data storage solutions to working on software to ensure that the government can keep running, tech consultants perform some of the most vital work in the economy today-and for very little recognition. While those with strong tech skills have remained in demand throughout the recession and on into the recovery, it's an industry whose stability is often overstated-at least from an employee's perspective. Read More >

Impress the Receptionist: 5 Tips for Your Next Interview

The Wall Street Journal's blog "The Receptionist Is Watching You" very provocatively opens with the following tip: "Want that job? Better be nice to the receptionist." As a former admin, I can tell you the rumors are true: hierarchy doesn't dictate closeness within a company, and the CEO is as likely to ask his front desk person to weigh in on a potential new hire as another associate. But that doesn't mean that kissing up to reception will get you good reviews. Read More >

Vault's Asia Pacific Consulting Rankings Are Here!

In an increasingly global economy, businesses have fewer boundaries than ever before, and must go where the opportunities are in order to survive, compete and grow. The rising importance of the Asia Pacific region is no secret-China and Japan boast the second- and third- largest economies in the world, with China expected to become the world's leading economic power sometime in the next two decades. With that reality in mind, Vault. Read More >

3 Takeaways From Romney's Video Gaffe

Earlier this week, Mitt Romney had some explaining to do when a video surfaced of him of speaking at a private fundraiser this past May, saying that 47 percent of Americans "are dependent upon government, believe they are victims, believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it … These are people who pay no income tax … and so my job is not to worry about those people. Read More >

Showing Communication Skills: The Proof is in the Details

--By Marnie Consky All MBA-level jobs require you to have strong communication skills. Aside from singing your praises in your resume and cover letter, it's even more important to demonstrate those communication skills in instances where recruiters and hiring managers are paying attention. Outside of the obvious networking sessions and interviews, here are some situations where small details count: Voice mail: ensure that your voice mail message sounds professional. Read More >

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