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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 Secret to Finding a Better Job Is Being Better at Your Current Job

by Vault Careers  |  April 12, 2017

It might seem counterintuitive, but if you want to find a better, more lucrative job, one that you really love, you first need to figure out how to be better at and learn to love your current job. Here's why.  Think o Read More >

How to Procrastinate More Productively

by Vault Careers  |  April 12, 2017

Despite the countless books, blogs and apps dedicated to helping us stop procrastinating, putting things off for as long as possible is the only way some of us are able to get anything done. One study found that between 80% and 95% of college students procrastinate, and research by psychologist Joseph Ferrari indicates that up to 20% of people may be chronic procrastinators. He Read More >

Doing Business in Different Cultures: Life as a Human Capital Consultant

by Vault Careers  |  April 11, 2017

Following a successful summer internship, Caitlin Haydon joined Deloitte Consulting LLP's Human Capital practice in 2015, right out of her MBA program. In the time since, she's been staffed on projects in China and Latin America, as well as closer to home in the US. When we caught up with her, Caitlin was immersed in a project for a client in Mexico, but she very kindly found the time to tell us about her career journey to date, and her experiences with Deloitte in particular.  Vault: Hi... Read More >

The Rise of Robots and Decline of Coal Miners

by Vault Careers  |  March 31, 2017

Remember the report that said robots will displace jobs in many areas such as manufacturing but would, at the same time, also add jobs in other sectors? Well, scratch that, says a new study. According to this new report, robots aren't going to discriminate; they're going to displace jobs all ove Read More >

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 >