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How to Scrub and Build Your Social Presence Before Searching for a Job

by Hannah Vicarage | February 25, 2020

It's widely known that employers check your social media accounts before considering you for a job. So if you’re thinking about looking for a new position, here are the four key steps to take to clean up and build your social presence.

Professional Etiquette Basics: Unspoken Rules and How to Navigate Them

by Kaitlin McManus | February 25, 2020

Being new to the workplace means that you might not know some of the unspoken rules. Let's review some of the basics of professional etiquette so you can start your career off on the right foot.

When You Don’t Want the Job: How to Tactfully Decline a Legal Job Offer

by Shelley Awe | February 25, 2020

What should you do if you receive a legal job offer but you don’t want to accept it? Read on for how to reject the offer and keep your professional reputation intact.

6 Skills You Need on Your Resume to Get Hired in 2020

by Sarah Daren | February 24, 2020

The workplace is always evolving, so it’s important to adapt your skillset to meet the constantly changing demands of employers. Here are the six most important skills to have on your resume in 2020.

Top 5 Industries for Liberal Arts Majors

by Vault Careers | February 23, 2020

Calling all liberal arts majors: Looking for the right industry for you? Check out Vault's top 5 to find your fit!

'Why PE?' Answering the First Question in a Private Equity Interview

by Ariaa Reeds | February 21, 2020

Why you want a career in private equity is a common question asked in private equity interviews. Learn how to conquer your answer to this question.

A Quick Guide to Careers in Social Work

by Judy Robinson | February 21, 2020

A career in social work is one of the best ways to improve the lives of other people. So if you're looking for rewarding work that truly makes a difference, the field of social work might be exactly what you’re looking for.

How to Rock a Career Fair

by Vault Careers | February 19, 2020

Career fairs can be great for getting your resume out, but they can also be overwhelming. Check out this video for tips on how to stand out and make an impression at your campus' next career fair.

Emerging Lawyer Spotlight: Interview with a Health Care Compliance Attorney

by Shelley Awe | February 19, 2020

Interested in compliance work? Read on for our interview with Christine Kearney, a Chicago-based junior attorney working in health care compliance. She discusses her current role, the path she took to get there, and her advice to law students!

The Top Law Firms in New York & California

by Vault Law Editors | February 18, 2020

New York City, Northern California, and Southern California are three of the most coveted legal markets for lawyers paving their careers. But what stands out in one doesn't necessarily take the prize in the other. So how is a law student or lawyer to distinguish among the three? Click to check out Vault's newest regional-based resources!

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