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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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Biggest Body Language Mistake You’re Making at Work—and What to Do Instead

by Derek Loosvelt | September 17, 2020

Body language can make or break a career. Here, we discuss the biggest body language mistakes people make at work, and best practices for in-person and virtual meetings.

Can Specializing Too Early Hurt Your Career?

by Derek Loosvelt | September 08, 2020

There’s mounting evidence pointing away from early specialization—and toward its opposite—for career success.

Remote Work Myths and Hacks from a Fully Remote Firm's CEO

by Derek Loosvelt | August 31, 2020

Vault spoke with Acceleration Partners CEO Robert Glazer about the benefits and challenges of running a virtual firm and misconceptions about remote work.

The State of Gender Equality on Wall Street in 4 Charts

by Derek Loosvelt | August 26, 2020

On Women's Equality Day, we took a look at the differences between how male and female bankers rated their firms in our Banking Survey over the past decade.

What Working Remotely Has Revealed About Office Life

by Derek Loosvelt | August 24, 2020

We spoke with cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken about how remote work has affected us—and what it has revealed about pre-pandemic office life.

The Benefits of Including Your Kids on Zoom Calls

by Derek Loosvelt | August 06, 2020

Vault spoke with Jolene Cramer, a former Microsoft executive and now senior marketing director at Limeade, about why her kids are joining her video calls.

This Inexpensive Tool Boosts Productivity and Fights Phone Addiction

by Derek Loosvelt | July 29, 2020

Make this $20 purchase and watch your productivity improve and your phone addiction fade away.

4 Career Lessons from Professional Poker Player Maria Konnikova

by Derek Loosvelt | July 23, 2020

There's a lot to learn from "The Biggest Bluff," a new book by best-selling author Maria Konnikova. Here are four lessons from the world of professional poker.

What to Wear to Appear More ‘Trustworthy’ and ‘Authentic’ in Zoom Meetings

by Derek Loosvelt | July 01, 2020

According to a new survey of nearly 500 professionals, there are certain ways to dress for video chats to make you appear more "trustworthy" and "authentic."

4 Career Lessons from Janelle Monáe

by Derek Loosvelt | July 01, 2020

There's a lot to learn from the singer, songwriter, actor, performer, producer, and activist Janelle Monáe. Here are four lessons from her successful career.

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