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Are MBAs Really Flocking to Product Manager Jobs?

An article earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal noted that, for MBAs, there is a new job title to rule them all: Product Manager. It makes sense: that title is most commonly seen at the likes of Facebook and Google, and denotes a level of authority for the holder over, well, everything to do with a product-from research right through to design and implementation. Read More >

Oscar Shines on Investigative Journalism, Spits on Investment Banking

At Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony, the first two Oscars of the night were handed out to the perhaps most overlooked, under-appreciated, marginalized of all Hollywood talent: the writers. The first Oscar was given for original screenplay and went to the writers of Spotlight (which also won the last Oscar of the night for Best Picture). The second Oscar of the night was for adapted screenplay and went to the writers of The Big Short. Read More >

Street Knowledge: Sports Entrepreneur Offers Career Advice for Getting Ahead

In previous blogs, I mentioned leaving my last job without a backup plan and using social media to advance my personal brand and career.  During that time, I was looking to connect with people and, through Facebook's 'People You May Know' interruption in my news feed, I came across Jasmine Ray.  She seemed well connected, knowing various elected leaders I had come across during my time as a journalist and through my work with City government. Read More >

Why Did You Go to College?

We are delighted to welcome a new contributor to Vault's careers blog. After a successful career as a Silicon Valley high-tech executive, Alan McMillan wanted to give something back to the generations coming behind him. Read More >

Why Customer Service Skills Can Help Your Career (Even If It's Not in Retail)

When I think of customer service, a department store register or the counter at a fast food restaurant usually comes to mind. While these are certainly archetypes of the quintessential business/customer interaction, customer service goes far beyond retail - it seeps into every industry, public or private, no matter the transaction type or parties involved.  Regardless of what services you offer, your clients are, hands down, the most important part of your business. Read More >

How to Effectively Use Social Media to Develop Your Brand

I love social media.  For the last 7 years, I have expanded my public relations career to include social media marketing aimed at successfully promoting a business to a larger consumer base.  I have found great success in using social media for others, but I never thought to use it as a tool to effectively market my own skills and abilities.  That was until December 14, 2015, when I decided to quit my previous job without a real backup plan. Read More >

From the Marines and Merrill Lynch to Marijuana Startup CEO

As I've written about previously here and here, opportunities abound in the budding legal weed business. And these aren't just for growers, trimmers, and budtenders, but also for CPAs, lawyers, bankers, and marketing and advertising executives. Today, these positions can be found across the country. To date, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and four states (Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington) and D.C. Read More >

The Real Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job

Over the last few weeks, Vault has provided employees with tips on how to quit their job and has also informed employers on how to graciously accept a letter of resignation, so the next logical progression would be to discuss why people should leave their jobs in the first place. Read More >

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Career Goals

In these modern times, the place of the individual in the workplace is slowly but surely starting to gain ground. Gone are the days when workers can be merely labelled as "spokes in the corporate wheel". Read More >

Beware of This Breakfast Interview Trick

If you ever have a breakfast interview with Walt Bettinger, the CEO of financial services giant Charles Schwab, beware of receiving the wrong order. That is, don't be surprised if you receive eggs over easy with a side of bacon when what you actually ordered was French toast with home fries. One thing I'll do sometimes is to meet someone for breakfast for the interview. Read More >

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