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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 >

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 >

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 >

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