Stephan Maldonado

Stephan Maldonado

Stephan Maldonado received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University. His professional experience includes more than six years of writing for the web as a digital marketer, copywriter, and editor. His writing spans numerous industries, including education, healthcare, retail, and fitness and nutrition. He is an aspiring novelist and is working on a novel in his free time. Stephan currently resides in New York.

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20 Common Resume Buzzwords (and What to Use Instead)

by Stephan Maldonado  |  January 16, 2019

January 18th is National Thesaurus Day: a chance to celebrate the complexity of words and the variety of creative ways to express yourself. Thesaurus Day recognizes Peter Mark Roget (born on January 18, 1779), who published the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases in 1852. Until the advent of the digital age, Roget's Thesaurus was one of the most widely used lexicons of the English Language-a staple among writers, students, and virtually anyone who's ever put pen to paper (or finger to... Read More >

The Government Shutdown & the Private Sector: How Companies Feel the Impact

by Stephan Maldonado  |  January 14, 2019

The partial government shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018, continues with little indication of a resolution in sight. At 24 days and counting, it has become the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States. At least eight government departments are no longer operating beyond "essential" duties, impacting more than 800,000 federal workers who are either furloughed-placed on temporary, unpaid leave-or working without pay. The causes of the shutdown are well-known... Read More >

The Top Job Trends to Watch in 2019

by Stephan Maldonado  |  December 26, 2018

With 2018 winding down, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the biggest career trends coming up in the New Year. For all the job seekers, career changers, and everybody else who wants to know more about what to expect from 2019, here is a breakdown of some of the top industry trends and high-demand jobs to watch in the coming year. Five of the Top Jobs for 2019 Predicting job growth isn't an exact science. Keep in mind that each company or resource that releases a list... Read More >

10 Tips for Updating Your Online Portfolio

by Stephan Maldonado  |  December 18, 2018

There are plenty of reasons why an online portfolio might be exactly what you need to make a splash in the New Year. Perhaps you're an architecture student showcasing a project to bolster your internship applications. You might be a writer looking to build your readership through blogs and writing samples, or maybe you're a graphic designer highlighting successful freelance work to snag a promising new full-time position. Any creative professional or student entering a creative industry... Read More >

Do I Need a Website? An Answer to a Digital-Age-Old Question

by Stephan Maldonado  |  December 11, 2018

Websites are an incredible way to build a personal brand and take control of your online presence. It doesn't bear repeating that the job market is becoming increasingly digitized. These days, one of the first things an employer does is search for you online. What they find can tell them a lot about you and potentially set you apart from the rest of the applicant pool. What do you want people to find when they search for you? A Vault contributor defined persona Read More >

6 Things to Do to Your Resume before the New Year

by Stephan Maldonado  |  December 07, 2018

A lot of people think the holiday season is a bad time to look for a new job. With the year winding down, offices closing, and people going on vacation, it's not difficult to see why you might table your job search until the New Year. But jobs open up year-round, and a company's hiring process depends more on its needs than on the season. Sure, things might slow down around the holidays for some companies, but this is in no way a blanket statement. In fact, the holiday season presents some... Read More >

How an MBA Enriched My Passion for Healthcare and Led Me to CVS Health

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 26, 2018

Karina Cabanillas, Senior Advisor, Enterprise Product Innovation & Development at CVS Health, is a graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She has worked in various capacities within the healthcare industry. Speaking with Vault, Karina shares how pursuing her MBA gave her a new perspective on the work she'd done in healthcare consulting and the non-profit world, and how those experiences prepared her for a career at CVS Health. Vault: Please tell us a... Read More >

Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up Your Fork: How to Unplug on Thanksgiving

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 20, 2018

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us are already fantasizing about the delicious aromas of our parents' kitchens or dreading relatives' inevitable barrage of questions about our careers and personal lives. If you work this week, you're probably wrapping things up over the next day or so. But once that final email is sent, how many of us will actually unplug for the long weekend? According to data released by LinkedIn in July, Read More >

Election Day Checklist: Everything You Need to Know About Voting During Work

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 06, 2018

Election Day 2018 is finally upon us; this year's midterm elections are arguably some of the most watched and eagerly anticipated races in recent memory. With 470 seats in Congress (35 in the Senate and all 435 in the House of Representatives) up for election, this year's vote is no doubt going to be an important and consequential one. Do you have everything you need to vote on November 6th? As long as you're registered to vote (which, hopefully, you are by now), here's everything else you Read More >

How to Create a Safe Space for Transgender Coworkers

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 02, 2018

A safe space is an environment where people feel secure that they won't be discriminated against, harassed, or otherwise harmed emotionally or physically. Ideally, every place should be a safe space for everyone. But unfortunately, for members of marginalized groups, including transgender individuals, it's all too easy to be exposed to hurtful words and actions in certain public spaces. One such public place is the workplace. In fact, today, about 90 percent of transg Read More >

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