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What Does a Career in Animation Look Like?

by Vault Careers  |  February 27, 2018

Animators are artists who design the moving characters that appear in movies, videos, television shows, commercials, and other digital media such as web sites and video games. Animators are also known as digital animators and motion cartoonists. Currently, there are more than 31,000 multimedia artists and animators employed in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries for animators can reach well over $100,000 per year. So what does a career in animation look like?... Read More >

How to Answer the 'What Don't You Like About Your Current Job?' Interview Question

by Vault Careers  |  February 26, 2018

Many interview questions aren't what they seem. For example, when interviewers ask, "What don't you like about your current position?" (or, put another way, "Why are you looking for a new job?"), they're looking to gauge your character more than exactly why you want to leave your current position. That is, interviewers use this question to see how you might talk about your current managers and company. Will you badmouth your managers and employer and come across as someone who complains... Read More >

How to Answer the 'What Sets You Apart from the Rest?' Interview Question

by Vault Careers  |  February 20, 2018

An extremely common interview question these days is some form of "What sets you apart from the rest of the candidates for this job?" Other incarnations of this question include "Why should we hire you?" and "What makes you so different from all the other people interviewing for this position?" No matter exactly how this question is worded, it's getting at the same thing: what are your greatest strengths and skills, what might make you unique, and how those strengths and skills and... Read More >

Best and Worst Things About Working in Biotech

by Vault Careers  |  February 13, 2018

Opportunities in the pharma/biotech industry exist at every career level. Scientists with graduate degrees are in high demand, as are workers with science-related bachelor's and associate's degrees. Workers with no scientific background may find jobs in administration, finance, law, marketing, and other areas. Even high school graduates may find work in production as capsule-filling-machine operators and tenders, fermenter and granulator machine operators, tablet testers, and... Read More >

The 2018 Vault Office Romance Survey Results

by Vault Careers  |  February 12, 2018

In a measure of the direct impact of the #MeToo movement, more than 1 in 4 workers indicated that recent allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men have made them less likely to think that romantic relationships between colleagues are acceptable. That result is one of the many striking findings from Vault's 2018 Office Romance Survey-an annual survey of attitudes of workers regarding consensual romantic relationships between colleagues.  Recent eve Read More >

3 Tips from Actors on Making Good First Impressions in Business Meetings

by Vault Careers  |  January 30, 2018

You know that making a good first impression is important, and especially important in business meetings. But you might not know how to make that good impression to get those meetings off to a good start. Which is where actors can help. Actors, who could be said to be professional first-impression makers, constantly use their faces and bodies to make strong initial impressions in auditions, on stage, and on film. And so, here, below, culled from a recent Wall Street Journal Read More >

Take Vault's 2018 Office Romance Survey!

by Vault Careers  |  January 18, 2018

Have you ever had a fling with a colleague, hooked up with a coworker, or met your significant other through work? We want to hear about it (anonymously, of course!) in our latest Office Romance Survey, our most popular study which has been featured by Forbes, Newsweek, and NBC. The brief questionnaire takes only a few minutes to complete. Your answers will be kept completely anonymous, so we encourage you to be candid. Click here to take the survey--and be sure to check back in Read More >

21 Interview Questions Top Internship Programs Ask

by Vault Careers  |  January 10, 2018

When it comes to internship interviews, it's all about behavioral questions. And while you probably know that you need to have solid answers to questions like "Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses" and "Tell me about a time you worked on a team," you might not know that you'll need airtight answers to numerous other questions as well. To that end, below we've include some of the most common interview questions that top internship programs now ask. All of these questions come... Read More >

How to Be More Productive in 2018

by Vault Careers  |  January 03, 2018

There is no shortage of productivity advice and resolution advice at this time of year. In fact, there's so much advice that you can't be blamed if you just avoid all of it and simply continue where you left off last year. That, however, would be a mistake. Among all the useless and bad advice out there, there are some gems. And Thomas Frank's 10 tips for a more productive year is one of them. In the video below, the popular YouTuber provides some excellent, simple tips you can begin... Read More >

How to Remain Stress-Free in the Workplace

by Vault Careers  |  December 05, 2017

With the end of the year come performance reviews, bonus season, and potential promotions-and a lot of stress. You're probably trying to finish out the year strong and close any final deals or special projects before the holidays, all while balancing work holiday parties and your social life. The last few weeks of the calendar year can be stressful, to say the least. While the unpleasant mental effects of stress may seem bad enough, stress can also have a negative impact on your... Read More >

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