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A Day in the Life of a Medium Employee

The online platform bent on getting you to read again took the world by storm when it launched in 2012. Now, with an office in NYC and its headquarters in San Francisco, Medium is growing exponentially as readers and writers flock to the site. Among the staff behind the tech start-up is Joy Chen, who gave us a look at what it's like to work at one of the most buzzworthy companies in the US. This is Joy's day at Medium. Follow Medium on Twitter. Follow me on Twitter. Read More >

Why Customer Service Skills Can Help Your Career (Even If It's Not in Retail)

When I think of customer service, a department store register or the counter at a fast food restaurant usually comes to mind. While these are certainly archetypes of the quintessential business/customer interaction, customer service goes far beyond retail - it seeps into every industry, public or private, no matter the transaction type or parties involved.  Regardless of what services you offer, your clients are, hands down, the most important part of your business. Read More >

The Real Signs It's Time To Quit Your Job

Over the last few weeks, Vault has provided employees with tips on how to quit their job and has also informed employers on how to graciously accept a letter of resignation, so the next logical progression would be to discuss why people should leave their jobs in the first place. Read More >

A Q&A with O’Melveny’s Dedicated Career Coach

Jim Moore describes himself as a "bridge builder." As the career coach at O'Melveny-one of only a handful of large law firms to have a dedicated career coach nationwide-he acts as a sounding board, counselor, reality check, and advisor for anyone who seeks out his services.  Over the course of his five-year stint in this role, Jim has seen nearly 600 lawyers. Read More >

Tips for How to Quit Your Job

Here at Vault, we are dedicated to helping you find ways to get hired, from drafting a cover letter to laying out the perfect resume, to finding your future employer. But at some point, you're probably going to quit your job, either for a new position or to take a break (temporary or permanent) from the workforce. And according to the Labor Department's monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), we're quitting left and right. Read More >

Romance Is in the Air: The 2016 Office Romance Survey Results Are Here!

The results of Vault's 2016 office romance survey are in. Check out the slideshow to find out who's being doing what, with whom--and where. Read More >

This Radical Move to End Wall Street Greed and Hubris Just Might Work

Not that long ago, most Wall Street banks weren't public entities but private partnerships. And so, instead of their names ending with a Co. or an Inc., they ended with an LLP. Which meant, among other things, if the firms were forced to pay fines for misdeeds, it wasn't shareholders that picked up the tab (because there weren't any shareholders) but the bankers themselves, which is to say the partners themselves. Read More >

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 >

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 >

Is Yahoo's Performance Review System Illegal as Well as Morale-Crushing?

It hasn't been a good week for Yahoo. Yesterday, in its fourth quarter 2015 earnings report, Yahoo said it had accidentally overvalued itself by a $4.5 billion and announced it would be laying off 15 percent of its 11,000 employees. And on Monday, it was revealed that a former Yahoo employee is filing a lawsuit against the company, alleging that Yahoo manipulated its infamous employee-rating system to illegally fire him (and perhaps hundreds of other employees). Read More >

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