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10 Biggest Career and Workplace Stories of the Decade

by Derek Loosvelt | December 13, 2019

Here are the 10 most important and influential career and workplace stories of the past 10 years.

8 Ways to Prepare for an Economic Recession

by Becky Holton | December 10, 2019

The Great Recession proved that anybody can be laid off when the economy takes a downturn. Here are eight ways to prepare for a potential economic recession.

Common Money Mistakes College Students Can Avoid

by Sarah Daren | December 10, 2019

College is a time for learning and personal growth, but it's also tough on the old pocketbook—and not just because of student loans. Read on to learn how to avoid some financial pitfalls college can present.

The 5 Golden Rules of Sending Holiday Cards to Clients

by Derek Loosvelt | December 10, 2019

It's well worth your time to go the extra mile and send holiday cards to your clients. Here are five essential rules that'll ensure you write the perfect notes.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Lawyers

by Mary Kate Sheridan | December 09, 2019

'Tis the season for gift giving, and if you have a lawyer or law student on your list, look no further than Vault's holiday gift ideas!

Negotiating Tips from Five Powerful Executives [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | December 06, 2019

Negotiation skills don't come naturally. Check out this infographic for five negotiating tips from successful business magnates like Bill Gates and Elon Musk.

7 Time Management Tips for Meeting Deadlines

by Jane Hurst | December 06, 2019

Even if your workdays are never the same, you can still manage your time in a way that will help you complete your tasks thoroughly and on time. Here are seven time management tips that will help you hit your deadlines.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Workspace for Engagement and Satisfaction

by Alex Jones | December 06, 2019

Here are a number of ideas—from organizational tips to design advice—that will help you cultivate a productive and motivating work environment.

How to Quickly Get Promoted

by Natalie Fisher | December 04, 2019

Now, before the holiday season shifts into high gear, is a great time to start thinking about your goals for the New Year. And if your goals include earning a promotion, here are five tips to follow.

Is It Time to Quit Your Job? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | December 04, 2019

There are plenty of reasons you may not want to stay in your current position. Check out this flowchart to see if your reasons for quitting stand up to scrutiny and how to bow out gracefully if you do leave.

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