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3 Pros and 3 Cons of Working Remotely

by Vault Careers  |  February 14, 2019

With so many people unhappy with their jobs, more and more people are choosing to work remotely, since the ability to work from home or on-the-go typically improves job satisfaction. However, working remotely isn't for everyone, or every company. Here are some pros and cons of working remotely to consider when applying to jobs and planning your professional future.  PROS 1. Increased Productivity Working remotely erases the distractions of the office workplace. If you require a... Read More >

Attention Cubicle Cupids: The 2019 Office Romance Survey Results Are In!

by Vault Careers  |  February 14, 2019

It's Valentine's Day, and love is in the air! This year, more than 700 people participated in our annual Office Romance Survey. Scroll through our slideshow to see what people think (and say!) about workplace love. Read More >

5 Best Resume Fonts

by Vault Careers  |  January 29, 2019

When it comes to choosing which font to use for your resume, less is more. This means you want your content to stand out, not the lettering with which you craft your content. With that in mind, here are five great fonts to consider when putting together your resume. 1. Arial This sans-serif font was created in 1982. One of its creators, Robin Nicholas, reportedly called it a "bland" and "generic" font, meaning it's perfect for your resume. It's like the gray suit of fonts. It will look... Read More >

6 Things to Do the Night Before an Interview

by Vault Careers  |  January 23, 2019

Often, the anticipation in the days leading up to a job interview can be even more stressful than the interview itself. So it's important to channel that nervous energy to make sure you're setting yourself up for success come interview day.  By the eve of your interview, you've probably already done a lot of the prep work; you've practiced your answers, polished your resume, and planned your route there. But there's still a lot to accomplish. To avoid last-minute emergencies and cut down... Read More >

3 Habits to Create to Increase the Chances You'll Get Promoted

by Vault Careers  |  January 10, 2019

According to a Princeton University study, people subconsciously infer various characteristics about your personality and work ethic within one tenth of a second. These first impressions affect how your co-workers, boss, and prospective hiring managers view your likability, trustworthiness, and competence. Beyond first impressions, your professional image continues to impact how you're perceived at work and has a profound effect on your promotability. This Read More >

5 Lifestyle Issues to Consider Before Working in IT

by Vault Careers  |  January 03, 2019

When it comes to working in information technology, some aspects of the lifestyle are exactly what you expect, while others are very different from what you expect. Below are five lifestyle issues to consider before deciding to work in IT. 1. Irregular Schedules Many jobs in IT require you to work nonstandard hours. For example, if you work for a large or international company that develops technology, it will likely have shifts, as in developers who work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.,... Read More >

10 Expert Tips on How to Attract Recruiters on Linkedin [Infographic]

by Vault Careers  |  December 18, 2018

LinkedIn is a great way to scout job openings, keep up with industry trends, and expand your network. It has also become one of the main ways in which recruiters find candidates. As social media becomes more integral to the job search p Read More >

10 of the Highest-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs [Infographic]

by Vault Careers  |  December 12, 2018

Working from home has become the new norm for many of today's workers. Increased satisfaction and a boost in productivity are just two of the potential benefits of logging hours from your couch. But these benefits aren't necessarily a trade-off for lower compensation as some may believe. Check out FlexJobs' infographic on 10 of the Highest Paying Work-from-Home Jobs, which highlights a number of s Read More >

How and Where to Find a Venture Capital Job

by Vault Careers  |  November 29, 2018

There's no one true path to becoming a venture capitalist. Some successful VC professionals join the industry straight out of school, others after long careers. Some have technical backgrounds, others have liberal arts degrees. Some come from Silicon Valley "royal families," others from Midwestern middle-class homes. Some previously worked in the tech sector, others in banking, consulting, or law. That said, successful venture capitalists share an intellectual curiosity and drive to know... Read More >

How to Answer the 7 Most Important Sales & Trading Interview Questions

by Vault Careers  |  November 27, 2018

The key to acing a sales and trading interview is preparation-and beginning your preparation as soon as possible. It's a lot easier to begin learning finance concepts gradually than it is to become a fixed-income derivatives expert in two weeks. It's also a lot easier to gradually research and learn about current events that affect stock and bond markets than have to cram the night before your interview. So start reading The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, and... Read More >

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