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19 Behavioral Interview Questions Big 4 Firms Are Asking Now

by Vault Careers | April 08, 2020

Here are 19 behavioral interview questions ("Tell me about a time ..." questions) you need to nail to work for one of the Big 4 accounting firms.

Q&A with the CEO of Ocrolus, a Fintech Firm Disrupting Document Analysis—and Hiring

by Derek Loosvelt | February 11, 2020

Vault recently spoke with Sam Bobley, the founder and CEO of Ocrolus, a fintech firm that quickly analyzes financial documents with near-perfect accuracy. Bobley spoke with us about his firm, the types of fintech jobs available, and what job seekers can do to get those jobs.

50 Best Investment Banks to Work for in 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | January 28, 2020

We recently surveyed 3,300 banking professionals. Find out which firm is our new No. 1 overall best to work for, and which firms are best in compensation, culture, benefits, hours, training, diversity, and other workplace categories.

How and Where to Find a Fintech Job in 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | January 23, 2020

Vault recently spoke with Amy Zimmerman, Head of People Operations at Kabbage, a fintech firm that’s disrupting the small business loan industry. We asked Zimmerman about the current state of fintech and the prospects for job seekers in the industry this year.

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.

100 Best Internships for 2020

by Vault Careers | October 15, 2019

Based on a survey of nearly 14,000 interns, Vault's 2020 Internship Rankings highlight the most prestigious internships, best overall internships, best industry-specific internships, and programs offering the best quality of life, career development, compensation and benefits, diversity, and employment prospects.

To Make a Positive Impact, Intern at This Global Bank

by Vault Careers | October 08, 2019

When deciding where to intern, students often ask themselves two important questions: “Will the work I perform make a difference on the projects I'm staffed on?” and “Will the projects I work on make a significant impact on the world?” Here, you'll find out about one global financial institution that offers students roles and assignments that make a difference.

5 Automation Trends Impacting the Finance Industry and 10 Fintech Firms Driving Them

by Christopher Grey | August 13, 2019

Finance firms are increasingly using tools and programs to automate their work processes. Here are five areas in which automation is disrupting the finance industry, along with some of the fintech firms driving this change—all of which are hiring.

What Are the Benefits of a 'Work BFF' and How Do You Find One?

by Vault Careers | May 15, 2019

A 'work BFF' can help you in many ways. But what exactly can having a 'work BFF' do for you? And how do you go about getting one?

3 Things You're Doing Wrong When Giving Performance Feedback to Your Team

by Derek Loosvelt | April 25, 2019

Performance feedback is just as hard to give as to receive. Here are three things managers are likely doing wrong when giving critical feedback to employees.

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