Kristina Rudic

Kristina is Vault's associate law editor and reports on a variety of matters from technology to college advice. She received her BA in English with a focus in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Vault team, Kristina has been a freelance writer in New York, covering food, local events, start-ups, and work out trends.

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10 Job Hunting Tips You Need to Follow

by Kristina Rudic  |  April 24, 2017

When looking for a job, it's difficult to think of anything besides résumés, cover letters, and interview questions. However, the devil is in the details, and that couldn't be truer when deciding the next move in your career. From forgetting to send a simple "thank you" to applying for a job just because it seems like the next move, there are many easy mistakes one can make. From start to finish, we've got the 10 things to keep in mind, do, and say in order to make a good impression and... Read More >

Dream Companies to Work for (Literally)

by Kristina Rudic  |  April 03, 2017

We've heard sleep leads to more productive days, which translates to better workweeks. A paper published in 2016 by the University of California, San Diego found that an individual who slept just one additional hour per week would experience an increase in wages by 1.3 percent in the short-term and 5 percent in the long-term. Thus, more sleep equals more money. From sleep-tracking apps to single mattress companies, the sleep industry has experienced an "awakening" throughout the past... Read More >

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Your Job

by Kristina Rudic  |  March 23, 2017

Feeling overwhelmed, unsatisfied, or just plain annoyed by your job isn't rare-it happens to everyone. But there's a difference between knowing when to leave a job and when to try to change the problems you're facing at work. We've rounded up five things to consider before deciding to leave your workplace, to make sure you avoid making the wrong move by pulling the plug. 1. Overworked Whether your job is exhausting you to the brink of insanity or boring you to death, the way to approach... Read More >

How to Learn from Your Best and Worst Internships

by Kristina Rudic  |  March 17, 2017

The stress of finding an internship often overshadows the reality of the internship experience, whether good or bad. While many internships are intended to teach you about the field, there are oftentimes setbacks many do not discuss, ranging from financial setbacks to experiences that do not lend a true light into the job. We've rounded up some of the best and worst internship stories from our office, and how each of us learned from the experience. WORST A Banking Nightmare The worst... Read More >

5 Things to Immediately Take Off Your Resume

by Kristina Rudic  |  March 13, 2017

Applying to jobs is without a doubt one of the most stressful parts of the job search process. Whether you're coming straight out of college or deciding to move on to something new after years in the workforce, recruiters will spend an average of six seconds on your resume. This makes it all the more necessary to be clear and concise when presenting yourself in your resume. We've got five key things to remove from your resume ASAP. 1. Grammatical Mistakes This might seem like a no-brainer... Read More >

Unlikely Career Paths of Oscar Winners

by Kristina Rudic  |  February 27, 2017

The 2017 Oscars were anything but boring. From underdog wins to an unexpected twist at the very end, the famous awards show celebrated talent, wit, and the new trailblazers, many of which of took unusual paths to Hollywood stardom. Here we highlight the unique career paths of five new Oscar winners, along with the lessons they learned along the way and advice they have for students and young professionals.

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How to Figure Out Important Money Matters

by Kristina Rudic  |  February 22, 2017

A staggering amount of millennials admit they don't know how to manage their money. According to George Washington University, only 24 percent of millennials understand "basic financial knowledge" and only one in four are getting professional financial help. And with student loans on the rise and salaries stagnant, millennials need more than personal financial advice; they need financial smarts. So we've rounded up four tips that will help young professionals rethink their student loans,... Read More >

Career Advice from Former Presidents

by Kristina Rudic  |  February 17, 2017

Every year, Americans celebrate Washington's birthday (more commonly known as Presidents' Day), honoring the wisdom and courage past presidents have shown during their presidencies. From ending slavery to ending wars, the Presidents of the United States have accomplished phenomenal feats, both large and small. We've selected some of the most inspirational quotes from US presidents that can also be applied to the workplace. Here are some of our picks, which follow the trajectory of one's... Read More >

How Super Bowl LI Ads Predict the Future of Job Searching

by Kristina Rudic  |  February 06, 2017

As 111 million people huddled around TVs across America to watch the game between the Patriots and Falcons, there was something unique about the commercial ads that interrupted all of the passes, plays, and tackles. Whether intentionally or not, the ads that aired during Super Bowl LI were as much of a statement on the current state of political affairs as they were a distraction from them. Although nearly all of the ads had been made months prior to airing, many viewers have found... Read More >

Volunteering, and Not Just for Your Résumé

by Kristina Rudic  |  January 31, 2017

In a time of global unrest, many are searching for ways they can help out the causes they believe should be upheld. However, most cannot upend their lives to find a job in a new field. For those, volunteering (as well as donating) is a viable way to make a significant impact on communities, states, countries, and sometimes, the world. Not only does volunteer work look good on a résumé, it also effects positive change in the communities served. Here are six organizations that need volunteers... Read More >

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