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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Which Month Is the Best to Look for a New Job?
It's often thought that the best month to look for a new job is January—just after corporate budgets have been approved, giving hiring managers the go-ahead to fill open positions. But there's another month that might be even better than January. Find out here which month that is and why.
Interview Tips from Famous TED Talkers
Preparation for a TED Talk has a lot in common with preparation for an interview. Here, you can read about how three famous TED Talkers prepared for their Talks, and how you can use these preparation methods for your next interview.
Toni Morrison's 4-Part Definition of Work/Life Balance
On Monday, the great American writer Toni Morrison died at the age of 88. Here, we take a look back at an essay she wrote that defines her views on work and, more specifically, work/life balance.
Interview Advice from Presidential Debates
These days, presidential debates are more like job interviews than debates. The downside of this is it can be hard to differentiate candidates' stances on the issues; the upside is debates can teach you lot about interviewing—including how to improve your interviewing skills.
How to Use Your Vacation to Clarify Your Career Goals
A long vacation is the perfect time to take stock of your career goals, aspirations, hopes, and dreams. To that end, here are three questions that all professionals, at all levels, should ask themselves during their paid time off this summer.
This Trick Will Help You Gain Will Power and Get a New Job
If you want a new job but are having trouble getting motivated to do all that's needed to succeed in your search, you'll want to try this "trick."
3 Things You're Doing Wrong When Giving Performance Feedback to Your Team
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?
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.