Interviewing Advice

Vault has compiled all the interviewing advice that you will ever need to land your dream job. View sample questions, watch informative videos and get expert help for an effective interview that will stand out from the competition.

Interviewing Basics

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Preparing for the Interview
Your cover letter asks for an interview. Your...

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Interview Etiquette
The phrase, "Actions speak louder than words"...

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Types of Interviews
In your job search, you will likely encounter...

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Practicing for the Interview
Preparing for the interview also includes...

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How to Make a Good Impression
First impressions are made in less than a...

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Typical Interview Questions
Many interview questions will be...

Featured Guides

Cover for The Vault Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills, Second Edition

The Vault Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills, Second Edition
It takes more than a solid résumé and cover letter to make...

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Vault Guide to Networking
When it comes to job success, it's not only what you know: it's who you...

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Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 9th Edition
The Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, Ninth Edition is a must-have...

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Vault Guide to the Case Interview, 8th Edition
Case interviews are a crucial part of the hiring process in the consulting ...

Cover for Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2018 Edition

Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2018 Edition
The Vault Guide to Top Internships rates more than 110 internship programs ...

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Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2018 Edition
Marking the 20th edition of our guide, the 2018 Vault Guide to the...

Interviewing Blog

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What It's Like to Be an Intern at McKinsey

Eliza is an associate in McKinsey’s Shanghai office and was...

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Ask Vault: My Recruiter Went Silent. Should I Follow Up?

This question comes to us via Vault's Instagram feed....

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Q&A With Rose-Gaëlle Belinga, a Morgan Stanley Technology Associate

Rose-Gaëlle (“R-G”) Belinga is a Technology Associate in the...

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How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

While progressing to the phone interview stage of a hiring...

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How to Answer: "What's Your Favorite Invention?"

Recruiters and interviewers will often throw out questions...

5 Tips for Making a Strong First Impression in an Interview

Making a good first impression is a lot of pressure,...

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Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Trump

Potential changes in immigration rules and laws dominated...

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How to Answer the “What Is Your Weakness” Interview Question

One of the most difficult questions you may face in a job...

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5 Tips for Surviving a Hostile Interview

If an interviewer wants to learn about your emotional...

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3 LinkedIn Tips When You're Unemployed

Many professionals ask me how to handle their employment...

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4 Body Language Tips for Your Next Interview

You've rehearsed every interview question in the book....

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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...