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Software Engineers
Software engineers create or customize existing...

Management Analysts and Consultants
Management analysts and consultants, also known as...

Accountants and Auditors
Accountants compile, analyze, verify, and prepare...

Civil Engineers
Civil engineers are involved in the design and...

Software Application Developers
Software application developers devise...

Registered Nurses
Registered nurses (RNs) help individuals,...

Graphic Designers
Graphic designers, also known as graphic artists,...

Private Equity Research Analysts and Associates
Private equity (PE) research analysts and...

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Take Vault's 2018 Office Romance Survey!

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Get More Done by Setting SMART Goals

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How to Create a Résumé That Stands out From the Rest

Creating a résumé sounds deceptively simple with all of the...

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How to Create Professional Bonds at After-Hour Events

We can all agree that enjoying time spent with coworkers...

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Ask Vault: Is It Ethical to Take a Job While Searching for Another One?

In our Ask Vault feature, Vault's editors answer...

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21 Interview Questions Top Internship Programs Ask

When it comes to internship interviews, it's all about...

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The Most and Least Ethical Career Fields

If you want to work in a job that earns the trust and...

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3 Career Lessons from Spike Lee

Three decades ago, a 29-year-old NYU film school grad named...

5 Things Interviewers Never Want to Hear

When you're going in for an interview, you might wonder if...

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The 2018 Golden Globes: A Standout Night for Women’s Rights in the Workplace

A sea of black dresses dominated the red carpet on Sunday at...

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10 Ways to Avoid Office Junk Food and Stick to Your Health Goals

We recently asked health experts to share their advice on...

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How to Appropriately Cancel a Job Interview

Unfortunate situations sometimes come up that we can’t...

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3 Reasons You Need a Mentor

If you want to take your career from good to great in the...

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How to Be More Productive in 2018

There is no shortage of productivity advice and resolution...

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How to Put Your Best Foot Forward at a New Firm

After what can be a lengthy interview process, coupled with...

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4 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

With the holiday festivities behind us, most of us are...

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6 Resolutions NOT to Make This Year

Of the 45 percent of Americans who make New Year's...