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How Office Lighting Is Affecting Your Health, Sleep, and Productivity

by Nora Price | February 26, 2020

Here, we explore the various ways your office lighting is affecting your professional life and general wellbeing—and how to optimize your office lighting to improve your productivity and health.

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.

3 Reasons a Lack of Data Leadership Is Killing Your Business

by Anthony J. Algmin | February 25, 2020

Data expert Anthony J. Algmin discusses the impact of connecting data to improving business processes and how this "data value" is key to a business's success.

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.

Startup Advice from Crowdspring Founder and CEO Ross Kimbarovsky

by Derek Loosvelt | February 17, 2020

Vault recently interviewed Ross Kimbarovsky, the founder and CEO of the successful gig economy business crowdspring. Ross spoke with us about his firm, his career trajectory, and the most important advice he has for startups.

4 Tactics for Dealing with a Toxic Boss

by Marques Coleman | February 13, 2020

Toxic bosses are all too common. So if your boss puts you down, intimidates you, blames you for his mistakes, takes credit for your work, and triggers you emotionally, know that you’re not alone. Also know that there are tactics you can use to handle your toxic boss—and save your job.

The 4 Steps of Asking for a Raise—Plus a Sample Raise-Asking Script

by Max Woolf | February 12, 2020

Asking for a raise is scary. The good news is there are tested strategies you can use to ask for more money—and get it.

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.

Diverse Voices: A Black History Month Reading List

by Kaitlin McManus | February 11, 2020

Diverse voices are crucial in all facets of life—from the workplace to the media we consume. In honor of Black History Month, we've compiled a reading list of some of the best contemporary works by black authors.

Is Working Remotely the Right Career Move for You?

by Raj Vardhman | February 06, 2020

The majority of remote workers say you can't pay them enough to work in traditional office environments again. Could remote work also be the right career move for you? Here, we look at all the pros and cons of working remotely.

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