Vault Careers

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.

Contributors have included:

  • Cathy Vandewater: Cathy is an associate producer for A writer, editor, and serial intern, she holds a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.
  • Phil Stott: Phil Stott is currently Vault's consulting editor.  Originally from Scotland, he has lived in Eastern Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and has worked in fields such as consumer banking, education, and journalism.

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Women in Tech: How to Avoid Burnout

by Vault Careers  |  March 04, 2015

When it comes to discrimination against women in the workplace, few industries have as big of an image problem as tech. As Hillary Clinton noted in a recent keynote speech, around one in five software developers and just one in ten executives in Silicon Valley are women. As she told her audience at the Santa Clara Convention Center, "We're going backward in a field that is supposed to be all about moving forward […] We can literally count on one hand the number of women Read More >

Top 5 In-Demand Skills You Can Learn Online

by Vault Careers  |  February 26, 2015

Don't take this personally, but no matter the career path you've chosen, your skills are quickly becoming obsolete. With the speed at which technology is advancing and the business landscape is changing, new skills are becoming in demand at a lightning-fast pace. Ten years ago, could you have imagined getting hired as a social media manager or a Node.js programmer? Not likely-these job titles and the skills associated with them didn't even exist.  For those who need to enhance their... Read More >

Finding Love at Work is More Acceptable Than Ever

by Vault Careers  |  February 11, 2015

Another year, another sign that office romances are gradually becoming more and more acceptable in workplaces throughout the United States. Indeed, the most striking statistic from this year's Vault Office Romance survey is that just 5 percent of respondents believe that no office romances are appropriate, down from 9 percent in 2011. Additionally, more respondents than ever (29%) are of the opinion that all romantic connections in the workplace are appropriate-including those between... Read More >

49 Interview Questions Top Accounting Firms Ask

by Vault Careers  |  January 21, 2015

Since December, Vault has been asking accounting professionals across the U.S. to tell us what it's like to work for their firms. So far, we've surveyed about 6,000 accounting professionals, and one of the questions we've been asking has to do with interviews. Specifically, we've been asking accountants to tell us the questions that they were asked during interviews with their firms. And, to that end, below you'll find 49 common interview questions that top accounting firms ask. You'll see... Read More >

Have you got stories about love (or lust!) in the workplace?

by Vault Careers  |  January 21, 2015

Have you got stories to share about love (or lust!) in the workplace? Don't be shy … that's what Vault's Office Romance Survey is for. is renowned for its thorough, substantive research and insights into the vital matters facing today's workforce. It is in that tradition that we invite you to our latest survey, which deals with that most pressing subject: Love. The Vault Office Romance Survey is our most pop Read More >

The Top 7 Apps for Your Job Search

by Vault Careers  |  January 07, 2015

In today's competitive job market, you have to use every tool at your disposal. These seven apps can help you find job openings and make yourself look like the great applicant you are.   Resume Builder Pro   It's hard to get so much as an interview without a great resume that makes you look more qualified than other job applicants. Resume Builder Pro provides a flexible template that lets you include important information such as: Read More >

Take Vault’s Office Romance Survey!

by Vault Careers  |  January 07, 2015

Do you have an office crush? Have you ever been romantically involved with a coworker? Did you meet your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse/partner at work? Are you in a secret relationship with your boss or subordinate? Now's the time to dish! Submit your anonymous responses to Vault's Office Romance Survey here. We'll release the results just in time for Valentine's Day. Respondents can enter to win a FREE membership to V Read More >

Submit an Employee Review! Get Free Gold!

by Vault Careers  |  December 09, 2014

Vault surveys tens of thousands of employees at top companies across the United States to give job seekers an inside look into what it's really like to work for those companies. Before, because there were so many survey responses, not all of them made it to Vault's website. Now, employees can submit a review that will appear directly to their company's profile, even if that company didn't take a Vault survey! Read More >

What's Your Job Like? Tax Professional, Deloitte

by Vault Careers  |  December 03, 2014

Ever wondered what life inside a major firm is like? Here, Deloitte's Heather Reiter--a New Jersey native--gives us a glimpse of her career to date, as well as her day-to-day life as Manager in Deloitte's Tax Management Consulting practice in Belgium.   Name: Heather Reiter  Title: Manager, Tax Management Consulting Location: Brussels, Belgium Office  Company: Deloitte Tax LLP   Education I'm originally from New Jersey but transferred to the M Read More >

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