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How to Change Careers and Get Hired in a New Industry

Karen Amatangelo-Block recently changed jobs after working nearly a decade and a half in recruiting at large law firms. She is now the Director of Global Recruiting at Abt Associates, a consulting firm with 2,300 staff worldwide that focuses on health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Here, she reports for Vault about the challenges she has faced since changing industry. Read More >

4 Hiring Requirements You Have No Control Over

At Vault, we spend a lot of time telling you which factors of a job search are in your control: cover letters, resumes, networking, first impressions (firm handshakes, everybody!) That may lead you to believe that when you don't get the job, you must have done something wrong. And it's a possibility. But there's also a chance that some silly stuff is going on with employers that has nothing to do with you. The truth is, it's a buyers' market. Read More >

Career Advice from Sheryl Sandberg: The HBS Address

Of all the reasons we're jealous of Harvard Business School students, snagging some incredible commencement speakers is right up there. In case you missed it, here are a few great pieces of career (and life) advice from this year's speaker, Mark Zuckerberg's right hand woman: Sheryl Sandberg. 1. Be authentic The Facebook COO speaks a lot about authenticity in her speech, which makes sense considering her employer. Read More >

Dear Diary: Journal Your Way to a Job

If you've ever kept a food log, you were likely shocked by how much you actually eat all day. And how little of it was as healthy as you remembered it being. Our careers, like our diets, are susceptible to selective memory. We tell the story of who we are at work, usually in job titles and descriptions we've heard others use. But what if we told our own story to ourselves? What would we find? Read More >

Call Me, Maybe? 4 Rules for Effective Business Cards

Gawker picked up on a new trend: The "Call Me Maybe" business card. If you're not familiar with the song, consider yourself lucky, because it's definitely an ear worm. The lyrics: "Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here's my number-call me, maybe?" Gawker already scooped three images of cheeky business cards including the lyrics. But, while definitely cute, is a gimmick like song lyrics appropriate for a business card? Read More >

3 Questions to Ask for a Higher Quality Internship

With the all hubbub surrounding unpaid internships, it's clear there's a disconnect between what interns want and what many employers are offering. Labor laws dictate that an "internship" must pass a series of litmus tests to be considered legally unpaid, including providing structured training; and the intern no displacing a paid employee (or performing the same job for no pay that they would otherwise be entitled to compensation for). Read More >

For the Class of 2012: Top 10 Ways to Build a Career

1. Consider a change in scenery A change of locale to where the jobs are might seem drastic, but can open the door to many opportunities. Increasingly, the areas with the greatest need for skilled workers are in places that recent college graduates used to abandon for the coasts such as Austin, Tex., Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. 2. Read More >

Tips for Interviewing on Skype

In this age of reduced budgets and improved technology, many employers are choosing to conduct first round interviews via video conferencing technology. Whether you're invited to hangout on Google or connect with Skype, here are a few things you should keep in mind as you seek to make a favorable first impression. Background is important No, I'm not talking about fleshing out your resume or your life story. Read More >

PwC Named Most Prestigious Accounting Firm

For the third year in a row, PwC ranked as the most prestigious accounting firm in Vault's annual Accounting Survey. This year, more than 4,100 accountants took our survey, and what respondents at PwC's competitors told us is that PwC's employees "have superb credentials, receive outstanding training and experience," and the firm's "client list includes the major players. Read More >

Register Now for the Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair!

Registration is now open for the seventh annual Legal Diversity Career Fair, sponsored by Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). Read More >

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