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Hitting the Career Snooze Button? 5 Reasons to Get Up

Call it the Britney Spears affect. The newly "Ex" judge of the X-Factor is a few years older than the bulk of her generation, but the  M.O. is the same: not really trying until she finds something she feels like doing. The X Factor is the latest project chucked aside after a half-hearted run. Luckily, Spears has her early 2000s money and fame to lean on, but the younger members of her generation aren't so lucky. Read More >

5 Tune Ups for 2013

Trying to take charge of your career? Look again-you may have missed a spot. It's easy to be on guard at the office, but chances are you're messing up your work trajectory in your down time, or getting lazy about dressing in the morning, which is sending out all the wrong messages at work. Here are a few trouble spots to check in on. 1. Excessive and pointless tweeting and Facebook posting All those updates don't make you look busy-they make you look lonely. Read More >

Overqualified is Not Out of Luck

How Overqualified Attorneys Can Market Themselves Competitively by Diane Rifkin, Rifkin Consulting We didn't fall over the fiscal cliff, but our economy is still not on solid ground. As the economy still struggles forward, the legal community has seen some high profile law firm collapses that sent shockwaves through the industry.  The legal industry is struggling and attorneys are struggling to find their place within the industry. Read More >

Digital Strategy: A Growing Career Field?

Once upon a time, technology used to be a distinct subset of a company's business dealings-something that was seen as necessary on some level (all those workers need desktop PC's), but definitely something that could be left to the tech guys. The core of business, after all, is about making money, while maintaining technology tends to be about spending it. Read More >

Mean Mentors: Why Jerks are Good for Your Job Search

Ever see Kitchen Nightmares? The notoriously difficult chef Gordon Ramsay waltzes into failing restaurants, samples the food and atmosphere, then succinctly and arrogantly tells the owner everything they're doing wrong. It's awesome. Naturally, this tends not to go over too well with the owners. But with a lot of money at stake (many are already losing thousands of dollars a month on rent), they usually take Ramsay's advice and save their businesses. Read More >

Job Hunting? Don't Make These 4 Party Mistakes

Ah, holiday parties. Harmless gatherings of merry-making. Or are they actually fields full of of conversational landmines? Social stuff can always be tough when you don't really want to talk about your job situation. After all, if you don't have anything nice to say But parties can be especially rough around the holidays, when people you haven't seen all year want to catch up and ask all kinds of probing, judgmental questions. So what do you do? Read More >

Vault's Top 10 Blogs of 2012

From The Monitor Group and Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupcies to a simple act of ingenuity at Krispy Kreme donuts, 2012 has been a big year in career news. Revisit some of your favorite stories and advice blogs with our list of Vault's Top Read blogs of the year, 2012: 1. 6 Trickiest Interview Questions and How to Nail Them Guesstimates and brainteasers are two types of interview questions commonly asked by Wall Street firms, consulting firms, and tech firms. Read More >

5 Biggest Hiring and Firing Stories of 2012

The past year was a tumultuous one in C-suites across the country. Several scandals and billions of dollars in losses meant that many CEOs were shown the door. But there were also some bright spots at the top of org charts, most notably in the tech sector, where two women were finally given their just deserve. And in the world of politics, we watched (and salivated over) many a dogfight which, despite their lack of beauty, were never dull. Read More >

Fake It 'Til You Make It?

You know the job description--you've seen it a million times. An entry level position with a 5-year experience requirement. Or an internship citing "MUST HAVE" working knowledge of 3 kinds of software. Maybe it's a series of soft skills that's required, that you're not sure you have. Are you really detail oriented? Self starting? Good at multitasking? It can be tempting to skip applying altogether. It's a lost cause unless you're a perfect match, right? Not so fast. Read More >

Why Wall Street Women Hate Quotas for Women

For the past several months, controversy has been brewing across the Atlantic about the possibility of the European Commission imposing gender quotas upon company boards. In fact, it's possible that certain European companies will soon be required to have 40 percent of their board seats occupied by women. Which, at a glance, might sound like a good idea. Read More >

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