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Leaving the Law: An Interview with Brewery Founder Eric Feldman

Eric Feldman is the co-founder and President of Brooklyn-based Braven Brewing Company, a former BigLaw associate, and (full disclosure) a student of mine when I was a legal research and writing TA back in law school.  Earlier this year Eric (the guy on the left) left BigLaw behind to go full time at his growing brewery.  Eric was gracious enough to answer my questions about his legal practice and transitioning away from the law. Vault: What initially drew you to practicing law? Read More >

Wall Street's First CHO (Chief Health Officer) and the Benefits of Leaving Work at 7

It makes pretty good sense to me that a healthier worker is a more productive worker. Fewer sick days, fewer cigarette breaks, fewer chocolate donut breaks, more effective when not on break, etc. It also makes good sense to me that if you nearly die from working too much and/or hitting the fatty tuna and Sapporo too hard that you should alter the amount you work, amount you eat and drink, and amount of time you spend on physical exercise. Read More >

How Does the Medical Professional Shortage Impact Your Career?

It may come as somewhat of a surprise, but there is currently a growing shortage in medical professionals and staff--and no matter what field you are interested in, that can have an impact on the direction of your career. These shortages are offering up numerous opportunities for professionals with any type of degree to become involved. After all, as one of the biggest industries in the nation, healthcare has a place for everyone. Read More >

How to Ace a Behavioral Interview

Behavioral interviews are becoming increasingly popular in the legal industry. A behavioral interview seeks to discover how you handled yourself in certain situations at your previous jobs, or, if you don't have a lot of work experience, in summer jobs or in internships and other school-related activities. The logic of these interviews is that past performance predicts future performance. Read More >

Why You Should Forget About Holiday Networking

If you spend long enough writing about careers-or looking for a job-you start to notice certain patterns in the advice that you see elsewhere. Just as fall brings a rash of advice for those going through on-campus recruiting, so the start of a new year brings exhortations to turn over a new leaf, make resolutions, and make this year the one where you finally get serious about changing your life. The holiday season, though? Read More >

A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer

If you think you might be interested in applying for a position with the Peace Corps, here's some advice from one Peace Corps recruiter: "The number one most important thing you can do during the application process is to show your commitment. It's going to be a long process, and we want to make sure that you really are dedicated. Read More >

10 Signs You Should Run Away From a Job Offer

Aristotle once said, "The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain." While the famous philosopher probably wasn't offering career advice, I'm going to make the stretch and say it's just as applicable in this arena. Being happy with our careers shouldn't be a lofty goal-it should be the foundation that we base our career choices on. Read More >

Test Your IQ (International Quotient) to See If Working Abroad Is for You

People live and work overseas for a variety of reasons, but the common motivating factors for working abroad are typically these: a desire for adventure and personal growth, greater professional opportunities, and language acquisition.  For many, working abroad represents freedom, adventure, and a chance to break out of the "9-to-5" mold while seeing the rest of the world. Read More >

Students: How to Find a Job Over the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, it may seem like on-campus recruiting is tailing off, but December can actually be an interesting month for finding full-time and summer positions. The reason: right around this time of year, responses to offers are flowing in from students-and, because many candidates will have received multiple offers, lots of firms find themselves with a recruiting shortfall to fill over the next couple of months. Read More >

What Do Young Venture Capitalists Do All Day?

Venture capitalists (and venture capital funds) are in the business of investing in young, innovative companies (often in the tech and healthcare sectors) in exchange for an equity stake that hopefully can be translated into a profit when the company goes public or is merged with or sold to another company. And so, in order to be successful, venture capitalists are always on the lookout for growth companies. This means digging down on specific data to assess opportunities. Read More >

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