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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 >

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 >

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