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Failing up: Career Lessons from Dilbert Creator Scott Adams

In the annals of "successful people doling out advice," the genre may have found something of a new classic text in Dilbert creator Scott Adams' Wall Street Journal piece on failing your way to the top. Read More >

Get Your Interviewer to Like You: 9 Hacks

You know it's key for your interviewer to like you, but how do you win them over? If you've ever acted super friendly only to see if fall flat, or tried being ultra-confident to a chilly reception, you'll know that one approach never fits all. The key may be to come to your interview adaptable--observant and responsive to your interviewer's cues, and ready to act (or react) accordingly. Here are a few ways you can get on their wavelength: 1. Read More >

Employer Strikes Back: When Companies Respond to Public Resignations

You've probably seen the viral video of Marina Schifrin, a video editor at Taiwan's Next Media Animation, interpretive dancing her way out of a job. Still at the office at 4:30am (!!), she made a movie of herself dancing around the office to Kanye West's "Gone" while subtitles documented her grievances. Among them? Read More >

Is Silicon Valley Just as Decadent as Washington and Wall Street?

In a recent interview with online arts and political magazine Guernica, George Packer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, talks about his latest book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, which was published earlier this year and was inspired, in part, by "the failure of Wall Street, the failure of Washington, [and] the bottoming out of the economy. Read More >

Vault's 2014 Europe Consulting Rankings Are Here!

We are proud to announce that the 2014 Vault European Consulting Rankings are here-and that this year's edition comes with a unique achievement.  For the first time, one firm has taken the top spot in both our Top Consulting Firm and our Prestige rankings in all three regions covered by our survey. In emerging at the top of both of our signature rankings, McKinsey & Co. 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 >

Latest Survey Shows Slow Improvements in Law Firm Diversity

Results of the most recent Law Firm Diversity Survey, conducted jointly by Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), show that minority and women attorneys at law firms are making steady advancements, but are still far from achieving full parity. The findings are from the 10th annual Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey conducted in the spring of 2013. Read More >

1,825 Days Later: Wall Street After the Crisis

Five years ago this week, Lehman Brothers infamously filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was force-fed to Bank of America, and 80 percent of AIG was purchased by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in exchange for $85 billion in debt in what was the largest government bailout in U.S. history. In other words, this week marks the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis of 2008. Read More >

Why We Should Probably Give Gen Y a Break

So yet another article/listicle/infographic has come out railing against the collective naivete and entitlement of Generation Y. But Wait Why, via Huffington Post, illustrates in a comic why Generation Y is unhappy (hint: it's because of all the naivete and entitlement). Read More >

The 16 Most Disgruntled Analysts on Wall Street

Last week, Vault released its latest Vault Banking 50, a ranking of the best investment banks to work for in North America. And for the first time, a non-bulge-bracket bank ranked No. 1 in the rankings: The Blackstone Group. Read More >

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