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Advice from Law Firm Associates on Selecting a Summer Program

by Vault Law Editors | January 17, 2020

Choosing the right summer associate program will help launch your legal career in the right direction. Here, law firm associates share their advice on how to select the ideal summer program for you.

Beyond Diversity: Why Employers Must Create an Inclusive Culture

by Stephan Maldonado | January 17, 2020

This Martin Luther King Day, let's explore the link between diversity and inclusion, and why employers must create a culture that's both diverse and inclusive.

11 Tips for Landing the Job You Want in 2020

by Becky Holton | January 17, 2020

It’s easy to get mired in age-old job-search advice that’s no longer helpful. Here are the most important tips to take to help you land the job you want in 2020.

1L Grades: How to Overcome a Disappointing First Semester

by Shelley Awe | January 14, 2020

If you’re a 1L disappointed by your first semester law school grades, don’t panic. Follow these tips for improving your second semester strategy.

How to Make a Positive First Impression in Interviews

by Vault Careers | January 14, 2020

To ensure you’re leaving a positive first impression in your interviews, follow these four essential tips.

Visa and Job Prospects for International Students in 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | January 13, 2020

To help make sense of 2019 and to see what lies ahead in 2020 for international students, Vault recently spoke with International Student Career Expert Marcelo Barros. Here is an edited version of that conversation.

How PwC Is Leading the Tech Revolution in Professional Services

by Vault Careers | January 13, 2020

We recently spoke with two PwC professionals who are both "Digital Accelerators"—PwC employees who’ve gone through intense digital training, gaining advanced technology skills needed to help solve complex issues facing the firm's clients. Read excerpts from those conversations here.

The Best Way to Add Travel to Your Resume

by Vault Careers | January 10, 2020

Knowing how to list the experiences, skills, and accomplishments that travel affords you can help turn your adventures into an asset for your potential employer. Read on to learn how to put travel on your resume!

How to Transform a Culture of Safe Silence to Energized Engagement

by Karin Hurt & David Dye | January 10, 2020

Safe silence impacts businesses when employees aren't comfortable speaking up to share innovative ideas. Here's how leaders can create an engaged culture.

What's Missing from the ABA's Report on Why Women Leave Law Firms?

by Lori Mihalich-Levin | January 08, 2020

How much progress have we made with gender equality in the legal industry? The answer may surprise you. Read on for insights regarding the ABA's report on why women leave private practice, including an important solution missing from the report.

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