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Why Using Social Media Is Essential to Your Career—And How Best to Use It

Today, freelancers comprise 34 percent (53 million people) of the U.S. workforce. This percentage is expected to rise to 40 percent by 2020, meaning more people will be joining the "gig" economy in the next four years, and so more and more people will be independent contractors and thus moving between short-term positions.  In this new environment, jobs will not be filled via resumes alone. Read More >

Career Lessons from Laremy Tunsil

Imagine a scenario where you're so qualified for a job that the nation's leading employers in your field get together to compete for your services. Not only that, but their job offers come with salaries in the millions. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the NFL draft. Read More >

How to Be Mindful at Work Without Meditation

Before we get into how to be mindful without meditation, let's see how mindful you currently are with a little test. The below comes from Matthew E. May, the author of Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking. May, whose new book will be available at the end of May, recently wrote an enlightening New York Times piece on the subject of mindfulness in advance of Winning the Brain Game's release. Read More >

Q&A with a Stanford Grad Who Founded Her Own Venture Capital Firm

Jennifer Carolan, co-founder and general partner at Reach Newschools Capital, is also a former managing partner at NewSchools Venture Fund.  VAULT: Can you tell us a little about yourself? What made you want to enter this career?  CAROLAN: Growing up in Chicago, I didn't know about venture capital. I only learned about it in graduate school at Stanford University when I heard Kim Smith, the founder of NewSchools Venture Fund, speak. Read More >

The Four Ways to Maintain Your Sanity During the Job Search

The job search is one of the most stressful periods of time in your life. If you have a job and are looking for a new one, it's most likely because you are unhappy, in need of more money or want to better your quality of life.  If you're unemployed, you may feel your life depends on every application, resume, cover letter, and job interview you're fortunate enough to get. Read More >

Should You Write Thank You Letters After Rejections?

Your interview went well and you did everything correctly, but you still received that letter or phone call stating that you weren't chosen for the position. This will happen. Not every job is for you, and not every interview will result in a job offer. However, you can still use a thank you letter to your advantage. First, it helps to avoid burning any bridges. Second, if you're still interested in the company, you can express this in your letter. Read More >

How to Evaluate Competing Job Offers

If you play close attention to the news, you might come to the conclusion that the economy has never been in worse shape for young people, and that you should end your job search whenever you get an offer, and jump at any chance to get your foot in the door. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the term "job search" is a little misleading; ideally, every search should result in multiple job offers. Read More >

The 50 Best Accounting Firms to Work For

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The Biggest Mistake You're Making on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has undergone several changes and updates since its inception, but it's still considered to be essential for jobseekers. A recent Forbes article notes that both jobseekers and hiring managers view LinkedIn as a primary tool. And most career advisers recommend that everyone, from emerging professional to seasoned executive, should have a LinkedIn profile. And it's this very profile that's the most important tool that LinkedIn offers. Read More >

Why Millennials Refuse to Work for Big Banks

It's that time of year again: when private equity firms start poaching investment banking analysts with less than 10 months of experience on the job. "These kids don't even know where the restroom is yet," a recruiting coordinator at one of the big U.S. banking firms told me recently, "and they're already signing contracts to leave." PE poachers aside, Wall Street banks have bigger problems on their hands: they're losing talent to the tech industry. Read More >

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