Isabel Sperry

Isabel Sperry is a Marketing Associate at Vault. A graduate of Yale University, she earned her BA in American Studies with a focus on American literature and art history. Isabel is a contributing Vault blogger on topics such as undergraduate career development and working as a young professional.

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How to Change Your Mindset to Become an Entrepreneur

by Isabel Sperry  |  May 24, 2017

Have you ever had an idea for a startup but questioned your abilities to carry it out, so your company never got off the ground? If so, you're not alone. Helena Cawley faced the same problem-that is, until she changed her outlook and founded not one but two successful companies. Formerly a corporate lawyer, Helena Cawley left her legal job to follow her entrepreneurial dreams, cofounding Uplift Studios in 2012. After years of running the NYC fitness studio, she started a subscription-based... Read More >

5 Job Search Tips for Recent Graduates

by Isabel Sperry  |  May 16, 2017

Are you graduating without a job lined up? We know this can be really stressful, so we created an infographic (below) with specific strategies you can take to better your chances at landing a job after graduation. Best of luck in your search! 


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Switching Careers in Order to Found a Startup: A CEO’s Perspective

by Isabel Sperry  |  May 10, 2017

Think it's impossible to make a major career switch? After hearing this story, you might think differently. Now the CEO of her own company, Lisa Rotondi had an extensive career in acting before making the switch to the food industry and founding Organic Kids L.A. The leading lunchbox delivery program in Los Angeles, Organic Kids L.A. delivers meals with organic, healthy ingredients to children at schools in the area. The company has grown exponentially in size, and it now offers culinary... Read More >

The 10 Best Spotify Playlists to Listen to at Work

by Isabel Sperry  |  May 03, 2017

If you're looking for some new music to listen to at work, we have you covered. Here's a selection of our favorite Spotify playlists to get you through the workday, covering a variety of genres and moods. Whether you're doing data entry and looking for pump-up songs, or writing an article and looking for more instrumental music, we have the playlist for you. 1. Calm Down If you're stressed at work, Read More >

The Book Every Twentysomething Needs to Read When Beginning a Career

by Isabel Sperry  |  April 26, 2017

On average, a staggering two-thirds of lifetime wage growth happens in the first 10 years of a career. This means it's imperative for recent college graduates to start thinking seriously about their careers, sooner rather than later. But how, after years of planned-out high school and college education, do you achieve success when there's no longer a prescribed path to it? Luckily, we've found something to help. In the book The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter-And How to Make the... Read More >

5 Phrases You Need to Delete From Your Cover Letter Now

by Isabel Sperry  |  April 12, 2017

Your cover letter is one of the most important pieces of your job application. In it, you have the opportunity to showcase your aptitude for writing as well as your experience, skills, and even your personality. Yet we often balk when crafting a cover letter, as the options of what to write about can seem overwhelming. Before you begin writing a cover letter, it can be helpful to start with knowing what not to write about. Here are some phrases never to include in a cover letter, along... Read More >

Why So Many Millennials Are Depressed and What Employers Can Do to Help

by Isabel Sperry  |  March 31, 2017

Today, 20 percent of millennials suffer from depression, as opposed to 16 percent of Generation X and 16 percent of baby boomers. If you're an employer, this fact could have a major impact on the success of your business, as millennials now comprise the largest generation in the workforce. And if you're a millennial, you should be aware that your c Read More >

Can This Time Management Technique Stop You from Procrastinating?

by Isabel Sperry  |  March 15, 2017

At one point or another, we've all struggled with time management. Whether it be staying late at the office to put the final touches on a presentation or pulling an all-nighter to finish a paper, working under a time crunch is never fun. Yet it can be hard to motivate yourself to begin a project well before the due date, especially if you're surrounded by a million distractions. What if there were a technique guaranteed to make you stop procrastinating and help you effectively budget your... Read More >

10 Healthy Lunches to Improve Your Productivity at Work

by Isabel Sperry  |  March 08, 2017

You might not know that what you eat for lunch directly affects your productivity at work. A study cited in the British Journal of Health Psychology reveals that the more fruits and vegetables people consume, the happier, more engaged, and more creative they tend to be. The reason behind this is that certain less-healthy foods such as pasta and cereal release their glucose quickly, leading you to feel a burst of ene Read More >

5 Body Language Tips That Will Help You Succeed in an Interview

by Isabel Sperry  |  March 01, 2017

Proper body language is important, especially since approximately 93 percent of all daily communication is nonverbal. It's particularly important in interviews, where the first impression you make can determine whether you land the job or not. Below, we've listed five of the most important body language tips for a successful interview. 1. Mirror y Read More >

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