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Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt is Vault's senior finance editor. Derek has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in several online and print publications. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an M&A analyst and associate.

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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.

Is the Rise in H-1B Petitions from U.S. Employers a Good Sign for International Students?

by Derek Loosvelt | April 19, 2019

This year, U.S. companies petitioned the government for 6 percent more H-1B visas than last year. Here, we address all the implications of the significant increase.

3 Rules for Writing Important Work Emails

by Derek Loosvelt | April 16, 2019

Here are three essential rules for crafting high-quality important work emails.

50 Best Accounting Firms for 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | April 15, 2019

Here is our new Accounting 50, a ranking of the best accounting firms to work for. Find out which firm is No. 1 overall, and which is No. 1 in hours, salary, and more.

5 Rules for Speaking Up in Meetings

by Derek Loosvelt | April 03, 2019

It can be terrifying to speak in meetings, but you have to do it. Here's some advice that will make speaking in meetings easier, even enjoyable.

3 Takeaways from Goldman Sachs' Aggressive Pursuit of Diversity

by Derek Loosvelt | March 27, 2019

Goldman announced plans to drastically improve the diversity of its workforce. Here's how the plans will affect the firm, Wall Street, and the workforce at large.

Pros and Cons of Working for the Big 4 and Other Top Accounting Firms

by Derek Loosvelt | March 20, 2019

We've compiled the most common pros and cons of working in accounting, as told to us by 8,000 accounting professionals of all levels, from entry level to partner.

How to Answer the 'What Do You Like Least About Your Current Job?' Interview Question

by Derek Loosvelt | March 13, 2019

Here are five tactics for tackling this seemingly simple but in reality complex interview question.

5 Words Never to Use in a Cover Letter

by Derek Loosvelt | February 12, 2019

Cover letters and other job search correspondence need to be clear and concise. Here are five words that do nothing but take up space and time.

3 Interview Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

by Derek Loosvelt | January 25, 2019

While most interview mistakes are obvious to the mistake maker, some aren't. Here are three interview errors you might be making without knowing it.

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