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Unemployment – Still the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Last week, I interviewed Jasmine Ray, the founder of Wall Ball World, for an upcoming blog, but her career advice was so thought provoking and inspiring, I had to post an early tease on our Facebook page.  Her thoughts aligned with my own recent decision to hand in my resignation letter without any sort of backup plan…and it was the best decision I ever made.  In 2009, during my first foray with Vault, I wrote a blog about my positive experience with unemployment. Read More >

10 Tips for Cover Letter Success

A cover letter is the first chance you get to present yourself to a potential employee in an engaging way. It allows you to go into detail about your experience, present your writing skills and hint at any research that you've done on the company. Basically, it's your time to show off a little. With that in mind, you should make sure it really stands out. Below are 10 tips on how to do that: 1. Write Eloquently. Read More >

Will Virtual Reality Be Part of Your Next Job?

Virtual reality is one of those technologies that, in the past, has always seemed to have too big of shoes to fill. Every decade or so we get our hopes up that this will be the time that impressive virtual reality devices are released that meet our expectations, only to realize that the technology is far behind our imaginations.  Well, this time advances in technology may have finally caught up. Read More >

7 Tips for Employers on Handling a Resignation

I remember when I graduated college and found a job working as a reporter for a local community paper, hoping to advance my career in journalism. After eight years, I struggled with the idea of looking for a new job.  I felt like I was betraying my boss, but, in the end, he understood that I needed to do what was best for me and my family and not what was best for the company I was leaving.   Since then, I have moved on to different jobs at a much quicker pace. Read More >

Raises at Wal-Mart: Why You Should Pay Attention

Wal-Mart is raising pay for the majority of its hourly-wage employees, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Great news for those people but hardly of much interest to the rest of us, right? But maybe it should be. According to the Journal article, the move will affect close to 1.2 million employees of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. Want some context on that number? Read More >

Will 'Billions' Inspire Millions of New Hedge Fund Managers?

When Oliver Stone made his iconic Wall Street film "Wall Street" in 1987, he was doing so, at least in part, to call out the greed and hubris of the financial world and to castigate the greedy bankers and traders on the Street during the 1980s in hopes, at least in part, that young people (men) would think twice before jumping into careers in finance, or at least think twice before they head down a very dark road once firmly into their Wall Street careers. Read More >

Key Skills Every C# Developer Needs

The rather obvious answer to the question "What key skill is needed for a career in C#.NET software development?", is a background in software development using the C# language. Needless to say there is a little bit more to it than that, but let's start there.  Firstly, for those that aren't familiar, what is C#? Read More >

How GM is Killing 250,000 Jobs

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the robots are coming for your job. The latest instalment of this real-life saga: GM's recent $500 million investment in ride-share startup Lyft, which the automaker swiftly followed up with an announcement that it is seeking launch a pilot program of a self-driving fleet of cabs in Austin, Texas. Read More >

A Day in the Life of a BuzzFeed Employee

At this point, it's safe to say all of us have taken a quiz, read a ~listicle~, or watched a funny video on the viral sensation that is BuzzFeed. The site has grown from just a "cat site" to a media company covering from entertainment, politics, and investigative news to the cutest corgis you've literally ever seen (no, really). Read More >

What Managers Can Learn From Coaches

Watching a great sports team play together is something amazing. The perfectly coordinated teamwork. The impressive displays of athleticism. The obvious joy of the game that radiates from their success.  All of these qualities indicate a certain harmony that comes from time, experience, and hard work. Read More >

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