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McKinsey Uncovered: Has the Firm Earned Its Reputation?

For as long as it has existed, the consulting industry has been plagued by one major question: does it-and by extension the consultants it employs-actually create any value for its clients?  That question is at the core of The Firm, a new book by journalist Duff McDonald, which examines, as its subtitle proclaims, "the story of McKinsey and its secret influence on American business. Read More >

Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Career?

Could "faulty" thinking be sabotaging your climb up the career ladder? The narrative voiceover your mind plays for you can color everything, if you let it--at least that's the reasoning behind the book Change Your Thinking, and something called "cognitive behavior therapy," an evidence-based treatment method used by clinical psychologists worldwide to treat anxiety, phobias, and yes, self-defeating thought patterns that can hold you back in life and at work. Read More >

How to Use Twitter Without Getting Fired

I know what you're thinking. Do we really need another article on social media tips for professionals? Is it really possible that, in 2013-the year of the failed resurgence of Anthony Weiner, and the revelation of the extent of the spying capabilities of the NSA-we still need to go over how you can use Twitter without getting fired/destroying your career prospects for the foreseeable future? Really?  Isn't the concept of losing your job because of social media all a bit 2008? Read More >

How to Build a Business - 4 Tips from a Consulting Leader

Is it possible for an upstart consulting firm to take on the traditional powerhouses of the industry and win? On the face of it, the answer to that question may seem obvious-it's possible, but incredibly difficult. Not only is the issue of reputation a huge factor for those in the business community when weighing firms, it also comes into play in recruiting; typically, the top consulting firms tend to hire the best and brightest B-school talent. Read More >

Jobs and Social Media--From the Other Side of the Desk

When you're searching for a job, it's easy to develop tunnel vision. In the flurry of jobseekers' Twitter accounts, RSS feeds, and email alerts, it can be useful to take a step back and remember that on the other side of all your efforts are people puzzling over how to reach the best possible recruits. Sometimes, their recruitment strategies aren't so different from the ones you're using to find a great position. Read More >

3 Reasons A Strong Online Photo Prompts Career Gold

These days few jobs require a candidate to put a photo on their resume for reasons which include discrimination, technology glitches, and misjudgments. Ultimately the aim is to power a career through professional expertise, achievements, qualifications, and role suitability. Yet in the age of global business social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, it's an unspoken given that a good profile will feature a quality professional photo. 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 >

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 >

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 >

Vault Launches Redesigned Website

On May 31st, Vault.com launched the first significant redesign of its website in more than four years. Along with a new look, the redesigned site provides a better overall user experience and expands the depth and breadth of Vault.com's existing content. The new site provides easier navigation and enhanced functionality. Search results have been greatly improved, and there are now helpful "finders" for companies, schools, internships, and professions. Read More >

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