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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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How Networking Helped a Deloitte Consultant Land the Job

by Vault Careers  |  May 24, 2017

Based in Washington, D.C., Shannon Cabrey is a human capital analyst in Deloitte Consulting LLP's Federal Practice.  A graduate of Virginia Tech, where she studied business with a focus in marketing and management, she interned with Deloitte in the summer of 2015 before joining the organization full time in August 2016. Here, she talks to Vault about her experiences with the organization to date, including what she's learned so far, and where she sees her career at Deloitte heading from... Read More >

How to Get Your Cover Letter and Resume into the Right Hands

by Vault Careers  |  May 24, 2017

I'm a software engineer and had several great jobs at top tech companies, but that wasn't always the case. At one time, I was just like the tens of thousands of other software engineering job seekers-sending out resumes galore to company sites, recruiters, job sites, and any other place I could think of-without any success. I'd excelled in college, but that didn't seem to make much difference during my job search. There were tons of young people just like me searching for jobs in software... Read More >

5 Ways to Get Back On Track When You Lose Focus

by Vault Careers  |  May 04, 2017

When the career light goes out, it can feel impossible to restart. Here are a couple of long-term goals you can set for yourself to get back on track and to reimagine what it is that you want to do. First hurdle to overcome? To see that you can do it. 1. Start teeny-weeny When people say, start small, they usually mean things like, "Call a friend and invite them to have a coffee with you." If this sounds exhausting, start even smaller. Instead, make it a goal to stretch your body out for... Read More >

Consulting Careers: How to Change Paths Without Changing Jobs

by Vault Careers  |  May 02, 2017

Daniel Rimm is a consultant in Deloitte's technology consulting practice. Based in Boston, he serves clients nationwide. A graduate of Boston College's Carroll School of Management, he interned at Deloitte in 2012, and joined Deloitte full-time in 2013. He recently found time to talk to Vault about his experiences at the organization. Vault: Hi, Daniel. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Can you tell us a little about your b Read More >

The One Instagram Account You Need to Follow for Career Success

by Vault Careers  |  April 20, 2017

Vault is excited to announce the launch of our revamped Instagram, @vaultcareers! We've changed the look and feel of the feed, as well as the content we feature, in order to better serve job seekers, current employees, and employers alike. Whether you're looking for a job or internship, trying to improve your work performance, or just seeking some career inspiration, we have you covered. All of our posts provide career advice, which is the overarching theme of our new approach. Through... Read More >

Ask Vault: How Should I Deal With Unequal Pay?

by Vault Careers  |  April 18, 2017

Hi Vault, I recently found out that I get paid significantly less than the person I replaced in my position at work made for doing the same job. As far as I can tell, our responsibilities are identical, but I have grown the business faster and created more value for my employer than my predecessor did.  I want to raise this with my boss, but I'm not sure how to approach it. I should also mention that I'm female, and the person I replaced is male. Do you have any advice on how I should... Read More >

The 50 Best Accounting Firms to Work For

by Vault Careers  |  April 17, 2017

Today, we released our annual Vault Accounting 50, a ranking of the best accounting firms to work for. This year, the results were based on a survey of 8,600 accountants, and there were several key developments in the rankings.  While PwC maintained its stranglehold atop the rankings, taking the No. 1 spot again this year, fellow Big 4 firm Read More >

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 >