Sarah Kuhn

Sarah Kuhn is a Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Vault. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where her studies focused on foreign language and literature. Professionally she has held a variety of positions within financial services. After moving to New York, Sarah gained recruitment experience at New York Life Insurance Company. When she isn’t recruiting or helping the Vault team she likes to study French new wave film and play drums in her band.

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How to Train Your Brain for Career Success

by Sarah Kuhn  |  February 14, 2018

When it comes to sharpening your skills and taking care of yourself physically, it's important not to forget your brain. While your brain isn't a muscle, you should treat it like one: it benefits from exercise, and can atrophy without it. The average person has a tendency to get into routines and fall into comfort zones. We've all had a day where we put in our work hours, mindlessly took the same route home, and then tuned out the world with our favorite Netflix series. Do that too often,... Read More >

5 Benefits of Cover Letters

by Sarah Kuhn  |  January 30, 2018

Including a cover letter is a great way to express your interest in a company and stand out against other candidates. Many candidates choose not to include cover letters, so putting in a little extra work can really go the extra mile for you in the long run. Of course, the overall idea is to make sure you are writing a proper cover letter: it should be specific to the position you're applying for, centered on what you'd bring to the table, and not focused on what you'd want out of the... Read More >

5 Tips for Making a Strong First Impression in an Interview

by Sarah Kuhn  |  January 23, 2018

Making a good first impression is a lot of pressure, especially when a career opportunity is on the line. Interviewing is competitive for even the best of candidates. The following 5 actions are essential for creating an initial positive impression when arriving for an interview. Incorporating these tips will help you make a strong impact, and give you a base from which you can wow the interviewer with your personality, past experience, and knowledge of the company. 1) Be early, but not... Read More >

Get More Done by Setting SMART Goals

by Sarah Kuhn  |  January 17, 2018

Whether you are still going strong on your New Year resolutions or they have fallen through, it's never too late to set goals for the weeks and months ahead. Often, the reason people fail to achieve their goals is that they set them without making a plan of action-thus making the goals easy to abandon or fall through. One solution to that issue is to consider setting SMART goals-an acronym to assist you in setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time bound goals.  SMART... Read More >

How to Appropriately Cancel a Job Interview

by Sarah Kuhn  |  January 03, 2018

Unfortunate situations sometimes come up that we can't control. Life throws punches and we have to try to roll with them in the most professional way possible. You have a valid reason to cancel an interview, but don't want to lose the opportunity or make a bad first impression. What do you do? We are all human, and life happens. In my interviewing experience, I will consider giving a candidate a second chance after cancelling an interview if they are professional when canceling, and... Read More >

4 Things to Include in Any Professional Voicemail

by Sarah Kuhn  |  December 18, 2017

How many times have you strolled into work, checked your voicemails, and been frustrated because the voicemail doesn't contain all the information you need? For recruiters, that's a daily reality: You can't understand the person's name clearly in a voicemail, they don't state it, or you aren't sure which John is returning your call. Then there are those calls where the caller didn't state what number to call back on at all. While these basic errors are easy to make, they happen far more... Read More >

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