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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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22 Behavioral Interview Questions Big 4 Firms Ask

by Vault Careers  |  March 21, 2017

Gone are the days of having to field 101 technical questions in accounting interviews with the Big 4 (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC Read More >

Will the Women's Strike Have Any Effect on Workplace Rights?

by Vault Careers  |  March 07, 2017

With thousands of women across the country taking the day off from work on International Women's Day to stand together and join A Day Without A Woman, we wanted to share our opinions on this historic strike. So we asked a few of Vault's staff members if they thought the strike would have any effect on workplace rights, and what they thought about the strike in general. Here's what they said: "I do think that the Women's Strike will send a strong message by underscoring how much businesses... Read More >

Pros and Cons of Working at Uber

by Vault Careers  |  March 01, 2017

It's been a tough year for Uber. First, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's apparent tight relationship with President Trump and an insensitive tweet resulted in 200,000 Uber customers deleting their accounts. Then there was the sexual harassment suit brought against the firm by Susan Fowler, a former Uber employee who claims that Uber's HR department brushed aside her harassment Read More >

Should Robots That Steal Jobs Pay Taxes? Bill Gates Says They Should

by Vault Careers  |  February 17, 2017

We've written a lot about automation in the past year. We've written about how to prevent your job from being automated, which jobs are most at risk of being replaced by automation, and which jobs are still pretty far away from being automated. But we've never, until Read More >

Work Is for Lovers: Vault's 2017 Office Romance Survey Results

by Vault Careers  |  February 13, 2017

The results of Vault's 2017 Office Romance Survey are here! This year, with 57% of  respondents reporting that they've had some kind of personal relationship with a colleague-from a quick fling to an ongoing long-term relationship-we looked at how those relationships get started, and whether technology has blurred the lines between the personal and the professional. For example, according to this year's data, 34% of business professionals believe that social media platforms and... Read More >

How to Choose a Consulting Firm: An MBA Student's Experience

by Vault Careers  |  February 10, 2017

When it comes to choosing an employer, there are many factors to weigh-especially when you have the kind of education and experience that employers will compete for. Melanee Swanson, a 2nd Year MBA student at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, is in exactly that position. A former intern with Deloitte Consulting LLP, she will be joining the organization full time upon conclusion of her MBA, in the Strategy Read More >

From Ticket Sales to Strategy Consulting at Deloitte--an MBA Journey

by Vault Careers  |  February 06, 2017

Melanee Swanson is a 2nd Year MBA student at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School. A former intern with Deloitte Consulting LLP, she will be joining the organization full time upon conclusion of her MBA, in the Strategy & Operations practice in the Charlotte, NC office. In this, the first part of our interview, Melanee talks about her career journey from ticket sales for the Charlotte Hornets to the consulting industry. Be sure to check out Read More >

In Uber Bowl, Employees Crush CEO

by Vault Careers  |  February 03, 2017

The first ever Uber Bowl was a heated contest that came down to the wire, and, in the end, the Uber employees prevailed over Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The first quarter began with a fumble, when Kalanick gambled with a long pass on a blown coverage, but the ball was dropped (the firm sent out what appeared to be an insensitive Read More >

Take Vault's 2017 Office Romance Survey!

by Vault Careers  |  January 20, 2017

Have you ever dated a co-worker? Started a long-term relationship or sent flirtatious messages when you were supposed to be doing something much less exciting with a spreadsheet? Then we want to hear from you! With Valentine's Day around the corner, Vault is once again taking a look at the state of romance in the workplace. So if you have a story about anything to do with office romance--whether it's a saga of finding true love at the water cooler or a cautionary tale for the ages--we'd... Read More >

10 Tips to Conquer New Job Jitters

by Vault Careers  |  January 06, 2017

You nailed the interview, wrote flawless follow-up emails, and now you're preparing for your first day on the job. Although you made it through the hiring process, the first few days present a whole new set of challenges that can cause a lot of anxiety-but they don't have to. Here's what you can do to make the new job jitters disappear. 1. Absorb all you can about the company culture. Before your first day, read and learn everything you can find about the company culture. This includes... Read More >

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