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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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How to Answer the 'Difficult Team Member' Interview Question

by Vault Careers  |  May 31, 2018

One of the more common behavioral interview questions is "Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a coworker and how you dealt with it." A similar question is "Tell me about a time you were on a team and team member wasn't pulling his or her weight and how you addressed the situation." While these questions are slightly different, they're both looking for the same thing: how you work in teams and how you deal with conflict.  That said, the first th Read More >

10 Career-Altering Quotes from 2018 Commencement Speeches

by Vault Careers  |  May 23, 2018

It's graduation season, which means it's commencement speech season, and we just watched many of the most widely anticipated commencement speeches of the season, pulling the most inspiring work- and career-related advice we could find. To that end, below (in no particular order) are the best of the best-the commencement speech quotes that we think, if taken to heart and put into action, could have the power to alter your career, no matter if you're a soon-to-be grad, recent grad, or... Read More >

How to Speed Up Your Job Search

by Vault Careers  |  May 08, 2018

We've all had those moments where it feels like our job search has ground to a halt--and where we'd take any job just to get the long cycle of searching for one to end. But, as this infographic outlines, the best route to a new career opportunity doesn't come from applying for every opportunity--rather, it's about finding the right opportunity, and networking until you get it.