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Vault Releases 2014 Regional Law Rankings

Vault.com has just released its annual Regional Law Rankings, which reflect the prestige of firms within specific legal markets-including Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Miami, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, New York City, Northern California, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Washington, DC. Read More >

Announcing Vault's 2014 Law Firm Practice Area Rankings

Vault.com has just released its annual Practice Area Rankings, which reflect the prestige of firms within specific practice areas, as determined by associates at peer firms. To help you hone your job search, Vault ranks law firms not only in overall prestige, but also in a variety of practice areas. These rankings are based on the opinions of associates who took our annual Law Firm Associate Survey earlier this year. Read More >

Find Your Employer “Culture Fit” With Social Media

Make no mistake about it: finding a job is tricky business. You search online job boards, go to career fairs, network with your connections-all hoping that you'll find the right job for you. When you find one, then you've got to determine if you're qualified. Then, do you have the necessary knowledge and skills to do the work? On top of that, you've got to have the passion for the work. Do you care enough about the material and duties of the position to do a good job? Read More >

The 2014 Vault Law 100 Rankings Are Here!

The numbers have been crunched and the results have been tabulated: nearly 17,000 associates took Vault's survey this year, and yes-Wachtell is still number one. In fact, there was only one change to the top ten this year: Sullivan & Cromwell reclaimed the No. 3 spot it earned in 2011 and 2012 (Skadden briefly stole it away in last year's rankings). Read More >

Is Your (Illegal) Unpaid Summer Internship Worth It?

Ever since the decision on the 20th Century Fox intern lawsuit, reactions have mainly fallen into two categories: "WOOHOO, finally!" and "How else are kids supposed to get any experience?!" No one wants to be taken advantage of. But the big fear is (at least from the perspective of young workers) that the pay requirement will put a cap on how many interns a company can afford to hire. Read More >

Google Changes Its Tune on Interviews

High GPA? Memorized answers to stats questions? Forget trying to crack the Google code-their standards just got less, well, standardized. "On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don't predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart. Read More >

3 Ways to Trouble-Shoot Your Resume

The average resume gets less than 10 seconds in front of a recruiter, before being cast aside-and that's assuming that a recruiter is reading it at all in an age where automated scanning software is increasingly being used to filter applications by keyword search before a human ever sets eyes on them. Here are three ways that you can trouble-shoot some of the most common resume problems. Beat the machines Automated filters that scan resumes are the bane of the job-seeker's existence. Read More >

Do the PRISM Leaks Spell Trouble for the Consulting Industry?

If you're in the business of providing services that require your employees to hold security clearances, there are two things that you definitely don't want to happen: for a leak to come from one of your contractors; and for the leaker to come forward and draw attention to themselves and your company. Read More >

Didn't Get the Job? Why Not to Agonize

It's the hardest part of job hunting: never knowing. Never knowing if you resume was even seen, then never knowing if you'll get the interview. Then, if you do, never knowing why you didn't get the job. What if, when you applied to a job, you received a score? That could be in the future says John Sullivan, a management professor at San Francisco State University. Read More >

Can a MOOC Boost Your Career? This One Can!

When it comes to career advice, here at Vault we've always been of the belief that the best people to dispense it are those that have lived it. Thus: when we release our rankings of law, finance, accounting and consulting firms, all of the opinions in the firm profiles belong to verified, practicing employees of those firms-something that we spend a lot of time and energy to get. Read More >

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