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Vault’s Careers Blog covers working world news and trends, with advice and strategies for modern careerists. Careers Blog contributors advise on everything from cover letters to exit interviews, with an ear to the ground on recruiting trends, unemployment numbers, and the ever changing job market.


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The Best Internships for 2019

by Vault Careers  |  November 01, 2018

Today, we released our latest Internship Rankings. This year, our annual Internship Rankings highlight the top internship programs in 16 categories, including Most Prestigious Internships, Best Overall Internships, several Best Industry-Specific Internships, and the programs offering the best Read More >

Resume Tips for Navigating the Digital Job Marketplace [Infographic]

by Vault Careers  |  October 29, 2018

The Internet is perhaps the most powerful job hunting tool ever created. With a few keystrokes, people seeking employment can be connected to virtually limitless opportunities. The same goes for employers, who can find thousands of qualified candidates for their open positions online. However, just because the Internet makes finding positions and candidates easier, that doesn't mean the hiring process is easy. In fact, the Internet has complicated job hunting in a number of ways. Applicants... Read More >

How to Answer the 'Tell Me About Something NOT on Your Resume' Interview Question

by Vault Careers  |  October 25, 2018

You know your resume forwards and backwards. You know how to answer the strength question and the weakness question, and you've done your research on the company you're interviewing with and have a few questions to ask your interviewer in your back pocket for the end of your interview. But what are you going to say if you're interviewer asks you to talk about something NOT on your resume? Or, put another way, what will you answer if your interviewer asks, "What's something I should know... Read More >

Jobs Needed in Alternative Energy—Now!

by Vault Careers  |  October 08, 2018

In light of the recent UN report on climate change, it seems like the perfect time to point to all the jobs that are available and needed (perhaps now more than ever) in the alternative energy indfustry. So below is a brieif intro of the various sectors of alternative energy, along with the jobs and careers within them. Overview There are four distinct sectors of the alternative energy industry: Read More >

How to Answer the 'Tell Me About Yourself' Interview Question

by Vault Careers  |  October 03, 2018

One of the more common interview questions you will receive is: "Tell me about yourself." It's often the first question you receive in an interview, and while it might seem, on the surface, to be a lazy and simple one, it's actually quite calculated and complex. First, it's important to discuss what this question is NOT trying to get at. It does not mean: "Tell me about your life history, beginning with where you were born, how many pounds you weighed at birth, where you went to elementary... Read More >

How to Strike the Right Tone and Temperament in Interviews

by Vault Careers  |  October 02, 2018

In interviews, it's certainly important what you say, but it's also important how you say it. That is, you want to give clear, concise, relevant answers to your interviewers' questions, and you also want to maintain an even tone and congenial temperament while you give them. That said, here are three interview tips that will help you stay calm, cool, and collected, and on your way to getting the job offer. 1. Don't be argumentative. Imag Read More >

This Counterintuitive Interview Trick Could Help You Land the Job

by Vault Careers  |  September 18, 2018

In interviews, one of the most important things you're judged on is your honesty. Interviewers can smell a lie (and a liar) from several cubicles away. And so, perhaps above all else in interviews, you need to remember never to lie; don't even tell little white lies. Another important thing to remember is that in any interaction among humans, a little vulnerability goes a long way. Which is to say, no one likes a know-it-all, and no one likes someone who doesn't seem Read More >

3 Tips for Interviewing for a New Job on the Sly

by Vault Careers  |  August 22, 2018

It's not easy to hold down a full-time job and look for a new job. And it's extremely difficult to go on interviews without letting your current boss know that you're ducking out to search for a new position. That said, it can be done. And here are three tips that will help you interview on the sly. 1. Schedule interviews first thing in the morning It's usually a red flag if you head out in the afternoon for a couple of hours. That is, your manager will likely become suspicious if you're... Read More >

13 Difficult Interview Questions Top Wall Street Firms Are Asking Now

by Vault Careers  |  August 14, 2018

Last week, we released our latest Vault Banking 50, a ranking of the best investment banks to work for. Our rankings are based on a survey of 2,800 banking professionals, who were asked to rate firms other than their own in terms of prestige and to rate their own firm in various workplace categories, including culture, hours, training, compensation, and more. In addition, we asked survey respondents to tell us about the quality of life, care Read More >

Tips for Students Considering a Career in Accounting

by Vault Careers  |  July 10, 2018

Whether you're just beginning to explore internship options or you're about to accept a full-time job offer, the decisions you make in college are important for the first part of your career. To that end, we recently spoke with four professionals at top accounting firm BDO: Madison Evans, a Tax Manager; Casey Parsons, an Assurance Associate; Joseph Sakla, an Assurance Senior Associate, and Courtney Baker-Schroat, a Tax Associate. We asked these professionals about their work experience as... Read More >

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