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Want to Work for Google or Microsoft? This New Social Media Tool Can Help

Each fall, thousands of college seniors studying computer science and engineering face a difficult decision: Do I accept the full-time job offer I received from the firm I interned with over the summer? Or do I forego that offer (which has a shorter shelf life than milk) and hope that a better offer comes my way before I graduate? Until recently, these 20- and 21-year-old students were on their own when taking a stab at making the right choice. Read More >

This Attorney Really Doesn't Want You to Go to Law School

A personal injury attorney in Illinois may have solved the nation's underemployment crisis for law school graduates…paying them not to study law to begin with. To swat back the swarm of newly minted attorneys descending upon the legal job market, Matthew Willens of Willens Law Offices in Chicago and Rolling Meadows, Illinois offered a $1,000 scholarship to students working toward a graduate degree in a field other than law. Read More >

Consultants are Super-Optimistic About the Future

It's a great year for the consulting industry-at least if the outlook of its employees is anything to go by. With the launch of the Vault Consulting rankings out of the way, I've been spending some time going through some of the data we collected from the 12,000 or so responses to our survey this year, and will be posting some of the more interesting insights here in the coming days and weeks. Read More >

Big Presentation? 7 Tips To Help You Take Risks and Wow Your Audience

Anyone who has ever seen the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will remember that, while Matthew Broderick played the lead, the show was (almost) stolen by Ben Stein's portrayal of a boring, monotonous, soul-sucking Economics teacher. He delivered his lines ("Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?") as if he had been lobotomized, and his students sat there suffering through his droning, willing themselves to stay awake. (His lecture on the Smoot-Hawley Tarrif Act was particularly dreadful. Read More >

Business Majors Are Most Bored At Work, Science and Engineering Majors Are Most Financially Secure

It used to be that you studied business in school not because you wanted to change the world and have a meaningful career but to make bank and feel financially secure. But now it appears that majoring in business won't get you job-love or money. Read More >

Pre-Hire Vacations: The Perk of the Future?

Are "pre-cations" set to become the next new trend among employers trying to distinguish themselves from the pack? A recent Slate article highlights a couple of Silicon Valley firms-42 Floors and Atlassian-that have been doing wha Silicon Valley firms do best: disrupting the established order--in this case, how they onboard their employees. Read More >

Can the Guy Who Lured LeBron Back to Cleveland Convince You to Live and Work in Detroit?

The new Forbes 400 was announced this week, and although the same guy (Bill Gates) ranked No. 1 for the 21st year in a row, there are a handful of notable new billionaires on the list. The highest-ranking newbie, at No. 62, is WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum. Earlier this year, Koum sold his mobile messaging business to Facebook for an extremely cool $19 billion. Read More >

Top 10 Tech Startups to Work For in NYC

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Careers in Whistleblowing

Didn't get the bonus you were hoping for? Your firm's salary freeze going on a decade? Rents rising faster than a helium balloon torn from the wrist of a three-year old boy? Not to fear, because the SEC's whistleblower program is here-and could just be your ticket to a life outside of a four-by-four foot cube in a dungeon-like room with no sunlight in sight. Read More >

McKinsey Named Top Consulting Firm to Work For in Europe

The results of our final consulting rankings for the year are in, and once again it is McKinsey that has dominated the prestige and Best to Work For categories in Europe-with Bain also emerging (surprise!) as one of the best firms to work for in the region (as both firms are wherever they operate). Read More >

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