Phil Stott

Phil Stott

Phil Stott is a Vault Editor. Since joining Vault in 2007, he has covered a variety of industries including consulting, consumer products and technology. He is also well-versed in general career issues, having worked in a variety of fields including freelance journalism, consumer banking, English language teaching, soccer coaching and more. Originally from Scotland, he holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Modern History and a Masters in Research in Civil Engineering. 

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The Most Admired Company of India: What It's Like to Work for Infosys in the U.S.

by Phil Stott  |  February 20, 2018

Ray Banks is a business development executive at Infosys. Originally from California, he studied in Hawaii, has done missionary work in Italy, interned for companies in China and Taiwan, started his own brand of bicycles, and got his MBA at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Recently, he took the time to share his thoughts with Vault on his career, the reason he chose to intern at Infosys while getting his MBA, and his subsequent decision to join the firm full time. During my MBA I decided I... Read More >

Small Firm, International Opportunities: What's It Like to Work at Roland Berger?

by Phil Stott  |  February 19, 2018

Sage Jung is a Senior Project Manager with Roland Berger. Based in Chicago, he joined the firm full-time in 2013, following a successful summer internship in 2012 and the completion of his MBA at the University of Chicago Business School. During his time at Roland Berger, Jung has played a significant role in both internship and full-time recruiting; as such, he has a strong sense of the firm's processes from both sides of the hiring experience. Recently, he found tim Read More >

Which Countries Work the Longest Hours?

by Phil Stott  |  February 05, 2018

Are U.S. employers finally taking work-life balance seriously? Are American workers more productive on a per-hour basis than their peers in other countries? Or is there something else behind the chart below, courtesy of Statista, which demonstrates that--when it comes to the percentage of its population pulling 60+ hour weeks at work--the US is close to the bottom of the OECD list. Make no mistake: as an employee, this is a list you want your country to be at th Read More >

Ask Vault: My Recruiter Went Silent. Should I Follow Up?

by Phil Stott  |  February 01, 2018

This question comes to us via Vault's Instagram feed. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn  or by emailing Hi Vault, I got invited for an interview with a consulting firm that I want to work with ( Read More >

How to Answer: "What's Your Favorite Invention?"

by Phil Stott  |  January 26, 2018

Recruiters and interviewers will often throw out questions that are designed to test a candidate's ability to think on their feet, and ask them to make a case for something they care about on the fly. In doing so, they're looking to assess how well you can make an impromptu presentation, and also to get a sense of how deeply you think about issues in the world around you.  With that in mind, when it comes to answering a question like "what's your favorite invention?", you need to do more... Read More >

How to Write a Resume to Beat an Automated Tracking System

by Phil Stott  |  January 24, 2018

The majority of applications for many jobs never get seen by a human. If you've ever submitted an application through a company's website, there's a strong chance that your resume was screened-and likely rejected-by an automated system. Here are some tips to help make sure that your resume makes it through in future, so that it can at least get its six seconds with a real live human. Research Keywords Imagine that you were trying to find the job you're applying for in a Google search.... Read More >

A Spotify Channel for Your MBA Studies

by Phil Stott  |  January 19, 2018

As marketing initiatives go, IESE business school has come up with something of a gem: its own Spotify channel, featuring a number of playlists that will help students-MBA or otherwise-to focus. According to a press release issued by the school, the channel currently has four playlists: "Time to (case) study", which "is ideal for students who seek concentration through the relaxed melodies of Ludovico Einaudi or Yann Tiersen, among other prestigious artists." < Read More >

Ask Vault: Is It Ethical to Take a Job While Searching for Another One?

by Phil Stott  |  January 10, 2018

In our Ask Vault feature, Vault's editors answer career-related questions and conundrums that we receive from readers. This question, which we have anonymized to protect the correspondent, reached us via Vault's Instagram feed. If you have a question you'd like us to answer, find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn  or by ema Read More >

The Most and Least Ethical Career Fields

by Phil Stott  |  January 09, 2018

If you want to work in a job that earns the trust and respect of your peers, you should probably choose a  career related to health care, and stay away from, uh, just about anything that involves talking about politics. Those lessons, while probably intuitive to anyone who's been paying attention to any form of media in recent years, are underlined by a recent Gallup survey that asked Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of a variety of professions Read More >

Will 2018 Be the Year of the Female Tech Leader?

by Phil Stott  |  December 12, 2017

As we look back over the smoking ruins of 2017, it's already clear that this year will be remembered as the one in which society as a whole was forced to begin to confront sexist behavior in the workplace, from allegations of harassment and assault to the insidious biases that hold women back in terms of career attainment and equal pay. Even clearer: the fact that the reckoning we're seeing in every field from the media and entertainment industries, to politics and-most recently-the... Read More >

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