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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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.

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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 >

How to Turn a Temp Job into a Full-Time Position

by Kristina Rudic  |  June 07, 2017

Sometimes the best way to get the job you want is to simply get your foot in the door-and a temp job can be just that. It's a great opportunity to learn about a company, what each role there entails, and to see where actual help is needed. This can be especially fruitful when moving to a new city, as a temp job is a quick way to get work without committing to a long-term contract. Also, it's helpful to know that roughly 58 percent of employers who hire a temp worker plan on extending them... Read More >

6 Tips for Training Yourself to Be On Time

by Kristina Rudic  |  June 05, 2017

Being late every now and again likely won't hurt you, but chronic lateness can be severely detrimental to so many aspects of your life. It can hurt you in interviews, jobs, friendships, and more. And since simply willing yourself to be on time doesn't work for most chronically late people, we've got five steps you can take to improve your on-time skills.   1. Find a Pattern First, take a step back. Look at how often you're late to things. Are you always late by 10 minutes or does it vary?... Read More >

3 Ways to Optimize a Holiday Weekend

by Kristina Rudic  |  May 26, 2017

If you're one of the few who isn't traveling to some family or friend gathering this weekend, you might be one of the lucky ones-and not just because you get to skip the traffic jams. While everyone else is relaxing during a long weekend, you might be able to use this down time to effectively and strategically get ahead in your career plans, whether it be applying to new jobs or getting a project just a bit further along. Holiday weekends are great because places-especially cities-get much... Read More >

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 >

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