Resume Advice

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

Resume Basics

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Why You Need a Résumé
As helpful as social media and sites such as...

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Starting a Resume from Scratch
For those at the beginning of their career,...

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Know Your Reader
In all forms of writing, including resumes...

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Resumes Are Not Only for Job Searches
You will find that your résumé is an...

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Types of Resumes
Before you begin writing your resume, it...

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General Resume Formatting Issues
For all things resume, less is generally...

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...

Resume Blog

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Obsolete Resume Advice You Should Ignore

Crafting an effective resume isn’t solely an artform—there’s...

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8 Tips for Writing a Commanding Cover Letter Opening

Some would argue that it’s easier to write a novel than it...

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This Cover Letter Trick Will Make Recruiters Read to the End

When you get the chance to submit a cover letter for the...

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11 Fall Resume Tips for Job Seekers

Summer is a notoriously bad time to look for a new job....

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Do You Really Need to Send Thank-You Notes After Interviews?

Remember the agony of writing thank-you notes as a kid?...

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4 Tips for Beating the Resume Bots

Waiting to hear back after submitting a job application...

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8 Essential Resume Do’s and Don'ts

Your resume is an essential tool when it comes to job...

Resume Writing

Writing Your Best Possible Resume

By Mike Gotham, Director of Recruiting & Retention,...

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Tips for Communicating with Hiring Managers in Interviews

Communication is key during your job search, and it's...

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6 Things to Research About a Company Before an Interview

Researching the company you're interviewing with is a must,...

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8 Resume Tips for Older Job Seekers

Age might not always work to your advantage when searching...

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How to Contact an Employer for the First Time

Job searches almost always have some element of stress, but...