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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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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 >

Our Favorite Blog Posts of 2016

by Vault Careers  |  December 28, 2016

While we already told you which posts you liked best (Our 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016), all of the writers and editors here at Vault have our own personal favorites. Some of these were pretty popular, but a few flew under the radar. Here are the posts that weren't the most popular but that we think you might want to revisit none the less.   Read More >

How My MBA Prepared Me For a Career at CVS

by Vault Careers  |  December 12, 2016

Jessica Dias is an Advisor at CVS Health, specializing in health services. A Harvard grad (for both undergrad and business school), she found some time to talk to Vault about her career to date, her experiences at CVS Health, and how her MBA helped prepare her to face her current career.   Vault: Can you tell us a little about your background?   Jessica: Sure! I grew up in Somervill Read More >

9 Office Party Don'ts

by Vault Careers  |  December 06, 2016

Every December, companies nationwide host informal or formal holiday parties. And every December, excess celebration and improper etiquette at these gatherings become fodder for morning-after watercooler stories. So to make sure you don't become part of company lore, here are nine office party DON'TS.  1. DON'T Arrive Late. Pay attention to the time you arrive and time you leave. Arriving "fashionably late" is inappropriate. Don't arrive early, but do plan to arrive within the first 15 to... Read More >

What's It Like to Work for a Top Boutique Consulting Firm?

by Vault Careers  |  October 25, 2016

Tara Sullivan is an Associate Consultant at Putnam Associates, a boutique life sciences consulting firm that serves a global client list from its base in Boston. Vault recently caught up with Tara to find out a little more about what it's like to work at Putnam, and the skills and experiences that she's learned during her time at the firm so far.    VAULT: Can you tell us a little about your background? TS: Read More >