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, 2017 Edition

Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2017 Edition
The Vault Guide to Top Internships rates 118 internship programs ...

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Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2017 Edition
The 2017 Vault Guide to the Top 50 Consulting Firms is the...

Interviewing Blog

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How Making a Mistake in the Interview Could Land You the Job

We all fear making a mistake in an interview that could cost...

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5 Body Language Mistakes You're Making at Work

A substantial portion of our communication is done through...

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Answering the ‘Do You Want to Be the CEO?’ Interview Question

This past summer, we surveyed more than 12,000 interns at...

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The One Phrase You Need to Say to Ace the Interview

If you think that at the end of a job interview you just...

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The Top Internships for 2018

Today, Vault released its latest Internship Rankings....

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How an Ex-Google Employee Answers "Walk Me Through Your Resume"

The number one mistake candidates make when answering this...

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How to Follow Up the Right Way In 4 Job Search Stages

The job search process can be a long and grueling ordeal,...

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Deutsche Bank Recruiters' Top 3 Tips for Landing an Internship

There’s a lot to consider when pursuing your first...

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What Leaders Can Do to Prevent Disrespect in Their Organizations

Organizations are defined by the behaviors their management...

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5 Tips for Millennials Looking to Advance Their Careers

Jody Gerson, the first woman to lead a major music...

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What Does Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Look For in New Hires?

Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella published his first book,...

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3 Secrets of Great Interview Communication

In this post, we share three interview communication tips...