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How to Get Experience When You Have No Experience [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Kaitlin McManus | August 23, 2019

Ever seen a posting for an entry-level job that said "two years experience required"? It's frustrating, to say the least. This infographic walks you through some ways to get experience before landing that first job.

3 Tips for Networking Event Success

by Natalie Fisher | August 22, 2019

It’s important to network if you want to advance your career, but networking—especially at networking events—can be anxiety-inducing and intimidating. So here's some advice that will help you get what you need out of your next networking event.

4-Step Formula to Writing Better Cover Letters

by Susan Wallace | August 21, 2019

Hiring experts believe a successful cover letter increases your chances of getting hired by 90 percent. With that in mind, here are four simple steps you can take to create a great cover letter.

5 Reasons It’s Important to Keep a Work Diary

by Kaitlin McManus | August 20, 2019

A daily work diary can be an important tool at various steps in your career. Here are a few reasons you should keep that notebook handy.

Vault's 2020 Rankings of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For Are Here!

by Stephan Maldonado | August 20, 2019

Vault's 2020 rankings of the Best Consulting Firms are here. Browse our Consulting 50, Best Boutiques, and Quality of Life rankings to see who's number one.

How to Manage Your Career Like a Financial Asset

by Lisa Rangel | August 19, 2019

For most people, their biggest assets are their careers, not their homes. And like a home, a career can be proactively managed in order to increase its value. Find out how to do that here.

Important Questions You Should Ask During Your Summer Interview

by Jennifer Queen, Chief Talent Officer, Bracewell LLP | August 19, 2019

While it's important to practice mock interview questions in preparation for OCI and callback interviews, it is also critical that you prepare your own questions to ask during the interview process. Check out these tips for tackling law firm interviews, including crafting questions specific to your career goals and your own behavioral questions.

4 Cybersecurity Career Paths and How to Train for Them

by Joel Syder | August 16, 2019

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, as companies in just about every industry need to protect their businesses from data breaches and cyberattacks. If cybersecurity interests you, here are the field's four main career options and the recommended training for each.

15 Productivity Lessons from Successful Founders [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | August 16, 2019

Productivity is foundational to success, be it in business, school, or any other venture. In this infographic, you'll find the secrets to productivity from successful founders like Jeff Bezos, Jennifer Hyman, and Bill Gates, and tips on how to implement their advice.

Words of Wisdom from Female Lawyers on Pursuing a Legal Career

by Jackie Cohen, Weil Gotshal Manges LLP | August 15, 2019

Success in the legal industry won’t come easy, but it is yours to be had. Here, some members of Weil’s female executive leadership share words of wisdom on navigating a successful legal career.

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