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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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3 Ways to Start a Conversation at Networking Events

by Vault Careers  |  November 28, 2017

Striking up conversations at networking events can often seem awkward and disingenuous. It can also be daunting and stressful. However, with the below three tips, courtesy of Charisma on Demand founder Charlie Houpert, starting conversations can not only be smooth and stress-free but also quite enjoyable. 1. Human Google According to Houpert, this is more of a mindset than a specific line to start a conversation. What "Human Google" means here is this: Think of all things that you... Read More >

How to Express Gratitude at Work

by Vault Careers  |  November 21, 2017

In honor of Thanksgiving, we started discussing gratitude and how it plays out in the office. We asked a few of Vault's staff members for their opinions on expressing gratitude at work, to get a sense of how best to demonstrate appreciation in the workplace. Here's what they had to say:  "Today, with email and instant messaging, it's so easy to digitally thank people for their hard work. But to show your sincere appreciation for work well done, it's best to do so in person. Even if it's... Read More >

This Trick Will Change the Way You Network

by Vault Careers  |  November 03, 2017

Networking is hard. It's hard to meet new people, and it's hard to connect with new people once you meet them. The good thing is there are some tricks you can learn that will help you be a better, even great networker. To that end, in the below Ted Talk, a magician named Brian Miller shows and tells you how he learned how to better connect with people (which changed his professional as well as personal life). The trick, he says, is something called "perspective taking." Find out all about... Read More >

How to Ask for a Raise

by Vault Careers  |  October 25, 2017

It's very likely that you aren't earning what you are worth, and that's not a fault of your company but rather, you. Casey Brown, a price-for-value consultant clearly defines what it is that will get each person a raise when they earn it. Her overarching idea is that "no one is paid what they're worth; they're paid what their company thinks they're worth," so it becomes incredibly important for each employee to "clearly define and communicate their value." She urges everyone, especially... Read More >

4 Reasons Why You Should Create an Account on Vault

by Vault Careers  |  October 24, 2017

You may think you can get all the information you need on Vault without creating an account. But if you don't create an account, you'll miss out on exclusive features that could help you enormously in your job search. Be sure to create an account so you can take full advantage of our career resource and gain access to the following features. 1. Get noticed by top employers Build out a myVault profile in order to be visible to top employers and recruiters searching for job candidates on... Read More >

The Top Internships for 2018

by Vault Careers  |  October 09, 2017

Today, Vault released its latest Internship Rankings. This year, our rankings are based on a survey of more than 12,000 interns and include 15 different ranking categories. The Most Prestigious Internships ranks the companies that students most desire to have on their résumé, while the Best 50 Inter Read More >

Facebook Live: Behind-The-Scenes with Vault’s Consulting Editor

by Vault Careers  |  October 04, 2017

Have you ever wondered how we come up with our consulting rankings? In this video featuring our very own Consulting Editor, Phil Stott, we tell you just that. On Thursday, October 5, we made a Facebook Live video starring Phil and interviewed him about this year's consulting rankings. From the methodology behind the rankings, to key takeaways from this year's results, to exciting consulting updates to look forward to on Vault, Phil gave us the scoop on the consulting industry. Be sure to... Read More >

Deutsche Bank Recruiters' Top 3 Tips for Landing an Internship

by Vault Careers  |  October 03, 2017

There's a lot to consider when pursuing your first internship: from building your personal brand and developing your resume to effectively communicating your strengths and experiences. That's why we asked some of Deutsche Bank's recruiters what advice they'd give students looking to break into the world of financial services. They offered some great ideas about how to differentiate yourself to land an internship, and below are their top tips. 1. Build a brand, tell your story People will... Read More >

The Highest Paying Part-Time Jobs for Students

by Vault Careers  |  September 26, 2017

Around this time of the year, if you're a student, you might be realizing you'd like to get a part-time job on campus so that you can have a little extra spending money. Yet between mountains of reading, research papers, and problem sets-not to mention extracurricular activities-you're probably short on time. So, you want to find a gig that pays well per hour but also offers you flexibility around your class schedule. If you're wondering which kind of part-time job you should seek out,... Read More >

What Does Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Look For in New Hires?

by Vault Careers  |  September 26, 2017

Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella published his first book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone. Accordong to the Wall Street Journal, Nadella's memoir "explains [Microsoft's] corporate transformation, lays out his hopeful vision for technol Read More >

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