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...

Cover for Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 9th Edition

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

Cover for Vault Guide to the Case Interview, 8th Edition

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 ...

Cover for Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2018 Edition

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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This Counterintuitive Interview Trick Could Help You Land the Job

In interviews, one of the most important things you're...

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5 Things That People Who Always Get the Job Have in Common

I've coached more than 1,000 clients toward big career...

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How to Make Small Talk Before Your Interview

You’ve practiced your answers, prepared questions you want...

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Do You Have the 'Grit' to Work for a Top Company? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Companies are increasingly looking for employees with grit,...

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7 Uncomfortable Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

A job interview is an exciting opportunity to highlight your...

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Fourteen Unique Law Firm Interview Questions

Preparing for a law firm call-back or lateral interview can...

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5 Essential Tips for Video and Skype Interviews

Many employers and recruiters now use video interviews....

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3 Tips for Interviewing for a New Job on the Sly

It's not easy to hold down a full-time job and look for a...

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Nailing the Law Firm Call-Back Interview

With OCI in the rear-view mirror for many law students, the...

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Hiring Insights from Attorneys at the Most Selective Law Firms

Hiring at law firms with more than 500 attorneys has reached...

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13 Difficult Interview Questions Top Wall Street Firms Are Asking Now

Last week, we released our latest Vault Banking 50, a...

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How to Turn Down an Offer When You’ve Accepted Another

Turning down a job offer is never easy....