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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4 Details That Could Be Sabotaging Your Resume

by Kristina Rudic  |  September 19, 2017

Focusing on a perfect resume can drive even the most successful job seekers crazy. However, the more time you spend on a resume, the more likely it is that you will have a harder time seeing it as a whole. If you create the resume on a certain day, you should circle back on a different day to do the bulk of the editing. A fresh pair of eyes is always necessary and can shine a light on things that are missing or wrong. The most important aspects of any resume are the details, which can be... Read More >

How Boredom Could Lead to Your Best Idea

by Kristina Rudic  |  September 11, 2017

Boredom leads us to the "default mode" because it allows our mind to go into the subconscious and start to unearth things we hadn't realized before. We reflect on our life and subsequently, our goals. The constant strive for multitasking has led us to shift tasks our brain focuses on more rapidly than ever before, and it is harming how we not only focus, but our creativity as well. We're depleting our brain's energy levels and wasting it away on being "busy". For those that do not know... Read More >

The Out-of-Office Email You Should Be Using

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 30, 2017

A holiday weekend often presents the perfect opportunity to take a longer vacation, by extending it a few days. But sometimes getting away can be more stressful than relaxing, especially when the end of summer and early fall are a busy season for many businesses. While most people know that it's imperative to plan ahead for a vacation, delegate work, and finish up projects, they often postpone creating an out-of-office email until the very last moment. However, it's important to put some... Read More >

7 Things to Never Say In a Job Interview

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 23, 2017

It's terrifying to know that the person you're speaking to is weighing your every word-and could hold the power to change your future. This is why interviews can be so stressful, and why sometimes it can be hard not to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. No matter how long you prep for the interview, it's actual practice that gets one better at interviewing. And while there are many things you should say in a job interview, it can be harder to focus on the things not to say. We've... Read More >

How to Stay Sane When Working More than One Job

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 17, 2017

More and more, people are working past the traditional nine to five-and not just in terms of hours. According to the Harvard Business Review, millennials are "workaholics," surveying as "work martyrs" more than any other generation. This isn't the only thing-millennials also think about work more often, and for longer periods of time, than anyone else in the workforce. So it's not shocking that nearly eight million Americans are working more than one job, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More >

7 Cool Companies Hiring Right Now

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 09, 2017

With the coming of August, most students head back to school and start afresh. For those out of college, the early reminders of fall bring about a need for change-and many equate this to moving on to new jobs. The saturation within the job market can be tough, and deciphering which companies are actually great to work for can be even tougher. We've rounded up some of the most fun and cool places to work-and that are hiring right now! 1. Away For a company that's only been around a bit... Read More >

3 Ways to Boost Your Energy During the Workday

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 04, 2017

It's 3 o'clock on a weekday, and you find the midafternoon sleepiness setting in. This can be detrimental to the rest of your workday and make it a struggle just to get through the day. There are many ways to reinvigorate your energy and to get that motivation back, but we've narrowed it down to three ways you can boost your energy, no matter the time of day. 1. Eat some chocolate This may sound counterintuitive, as most nutritionists claim that sugar spikes your energy levels and then... Read More >

How to Network When Moving To a New City

by Kristina Rudic  |  July 12, 2017

It can be difficult to understand how to break into certain communities when relocating to a new place. With all the stress of getting a job and moving, the added burden of having to find ways to meet people can be overwhelming. And the bigger the city, the more daunting this task can be. Luckily, we've got seven foolproof ways to network with people in your new city. Read More >

How to Recognize You’re in a Work Rut

by Kristina Rudic  |  July 05, 2017

Sometimes, it can be difficult to know if you're settled or if you've settled. While some workers may feel ready for a promotion every year or two, there are plenty of others who find themselves in a role they wouldn't mind doing for a long time. Whichever of these best describes you, we've found three ways to recognize whether you're in a work rut-and several ideas for how to get out of it! 1. You're Not Learning It's common to hear that being bored means you're in a work rut. While this... Read More >

Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality

by Kristina Rudic  |  June 27, 2017

As Pride month comes to a close and we release our latest Law Diversity Rankings, we thought it would be great time to take a look at the progress that's been made in LGBT equality in the workplace. Below is a list of 10 companies in law, banking, accounting, tech, and other industries that have made great strides in promoting LGBT equality, diversity, and fairness. Ro Read More >

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