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19 Economic Consulting Interview Questions

As I mentioned last week, I've been digging out some consulting interview questions by practice area, from the data in our annual consulting survey. (Last week's post featured 47 questions for would-be tech consultants.)  This week, I thought I'd bring you some of the questions that folks who work as economic consultants have faced (or ask), so if that's your field, read on. Read More >

How International Students Can Get Visas and Get Hired

Marcelo Barros is a University of Oregon graduate originally from Brazil. In the U.S., he's worked for Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems, among other firms, and as a career coach for international students. Drawing on two decades of experience, Barros recently wrote The International Advantage: Get Noticed. Get Hired!, which gives international students advice on how to navigate the U.S. work visa system and how to find the job they want. Read More >

42 Big Four Interview Questions

This year, in our annual accounting survey, Vault surveyed more than 9,000 accountants. The survey, administered this past winter, asked accountants to tell us what it's like to work for their firms. It also asked them to tell us about their hiring process and, specifically, about the questions they were asked during their interviews. Read More >

Five Tips For Finding Freelance Work

For the person who loves to work, but wants to do it on their own time and from their own place - even the beach if they so choose, freelancing is a perfect option. Since the economic collapse of 2008, I've had a successful run in the freelance market, whether I had a full-time job or not. Read More >

Citi Tries to Lure Millennials with Entire Year Off

First Wall Street told young bankers that they didn't have to work on weekends. Then they told them they'd never have to work past midnight. Now they're giving them an entire year off. Attitudes toward young bankers have shifted so strongly on Wall Street that Citigroup Inc. has a new plan to keep them happy: Give them a year off. Read More >

5 Networking Tips for a Venture Capital Job Search

Networking and schmoozing are keys to any job search, but they're even more important when looking for venture capital positions. Networking is done in two ways: informally through social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, industry job boards), and face-to-face at business conferences, meetings, and other events. It's a good idea to combine both approaches. Building contacts in the VC industry is key to learning about job openings and getting an interview. Read More >

Apple Exec Behind iPod Named CEO of World's Largest Hedge Fund

In the past few years, there have been several high-profile employment migrations from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. In 2014, Anthony Soto left Goldman Sachs to become Twitter's CFO. In 2015, Ruth Porat left Morgan Stanley to become Google's CFO. Also in 2015, a handful of Goldman bankers were poached by Uber, presumably to help the ride sharing service prepare for its IPO (which is still forthcoming). Read More >

How to Make Travel Part of Your Job

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life -       Confucius  Many of us have grown up hearing inspirational career quotes like the one above. In many ways they have encouraged us to continue fighting for a job we're passionate about and that fits into the lifestyle we would ultimately like to have.  For those of us that are passionate about traveling (a number that appears to be growing), finding a career that offers new adventures across the globe is a must. Read More >

Secrets to Success of First Female Partner at Big-Swinging Silicon Valley VC Firm

Sarah Tavel's career path from Harvard graduate to first female partner at one of the biggest swinging Silicon Valley venture capital firms is an inspiring one. Tavel, recently featured as one of Paper magazine's I.T. It Girls, says that one of the secrets to her success is being "open to the fact that you don't know." Another is knowing the questions, not the answers. "I'm really good at asking the right questions," she explains of her ability to thrive in unfamiliar conditions. Read More >

The Mistakes I Made During Job Interviews

The job search is a stressful experience, especially if you don't currently have a job. One mistake - a spelling error, a poorly worded email - feels like your world is coming to an end.  So, when you should be happy that a company wants to invite you in for a job interview, you're actually terrified. What if I oversleep?  What if I answer a question wrong?  What if I say something stupid? Read More >

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