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Take Vault's 2018 Office Romance Survey!

by Vault Careers  |  January 18, 2018

Have you ever had a fling with a colleague, hooked up with a coworker, or met your significant other through work? We want to hear about it (anonymously, of course!) in our latest Office Romance Survey, our most popular study which has been featured by Forbes, Newsweek, and NBC. The brief questionnaire takes only a few minutes to complete. Your answers will be kept completely anonymous, so we encourage you to be candid. Click here to take the survey--and be sure to check back in next... Read More >

21 Interview Questions Top Internship Programs Ask

by Vault Careers  |  January 10, 2018

When it comes to internship interviews, it's all about behavioral questions. And while you probably know that you need to have solid answers to questions like "Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses" and "Tell me about a time you worked on a team," you might not know that you'll need airtight answers to numerous other questions as well. To that end, below we've include some of the most common interview questions that top internship programs now ask. All of these questions come... Read More >

How to Be More Productive in 2018

by Vault Careers  |  January 03, 2018

There is no shortage of productivity advice and resolution advice at this time of year. In fact, there's so much advice that you can't be blamed if you just avoid all of it and simply continue where you left off last year. That, however, would be a mistake. Among all the useless and bad advice out there, there are some gems. And Thomas Frank's 10 tips for a more productive year is one of them. In the video below, the popular YouTuber provides some excellent, simple tips you can begin... Read More >

How to Remain Stress-Free in the Workplace

by Vault Careers  |  December 05, 2017

With the end of the year come performance reviews, bonus season, and potential promotions-and a lot of stress. You're probably trying to finish out the year strong and close any final deals or special projects before the holidays, all while balancing work holiday parties and your social life. The last few weeks of the calendar year can be stressful, to say the least. While the unpleasant mental effects of stress may seem bad enough, stress can also have a negative impact on your... Read More >

3 Ways to Start a Conversation at Networking Events

by Vault Careers  |  November 28, 2017

Striking up conversations at networking events can often seem awkward and disingenuous. It can also be daunting and stressful. However, with the below three tips, courtesy of Charisma on Demand founder Charlie Houpert, starting conversations can not only be smooth and stress-free but also quite enjoyable. 1. Human Google According to Houpert, this is more of a mindset than a specific line to start a conversation. What "Human Google" means here is this: Think of all things that you... Read More >

How to Express Gratitude at Work

by Vault Careers  |  November 21, 2017

In honor of Thanksgiving, we started discussing gratitude and how it plays out in the office. We asked a few of Vault's staff members for their opinions on expressing gratitude at work, to get a sense of how best to demonstrate appreciation in the workplace. Here's what they had to say:  "Today, with email and instant messaging, it's so easy to digitally thank people for their hard work. But to show your sincere appreciation for work well done, it's best to do so in person. Even if it's... Read More >

This Trick Will Change the Way You Network

by Vault Careers  |  November 03, 2017

Networking is hard. It's hard to meet new people, and it's hard to connect with new people once you meet them. The good thing is there are some tricks you can learn that will help you be a better, even great networker. To that end, in the below Ted Talk, a magician named Brian Miller shows and tells you how he learned how to better connect with people (which changed his professional as well as personal life). The trick, he says, is something called "perspective taking." Find out all about... Read More >

How to Ask for a Raise

by Vault Careers  |  October 25, 2017

It's very likely that you aren't earning what you are worth, and that's not a fault of your company but rather, you. Casey Brown, a price-for-value consultant clearly defines what it is that will get each person a raise when they earn it. Her overarching idea is that "no one is paid what they're worth; they're paid what their company thinks they're worth," so it becomes incredibly important for each employee to "clearly define and communicate their value." She urges everyone, especially... Read More >

4 Reasons Why You Should Create an Account on Vault

by Vault Careers  |  October 24, 2017

You may think you can get all the information you need on Vault without creating an account. But if you don't create an account, you'll miss out on exclusive features that could help you enormously in your job search. Be sure to create an account so you can take full advantage of our career resource and gain access to the following features. 1. Get noticed by top employers Build out a myVault profile in order to be visible to top employers and recruiters searching for job candidates on... Read More >

The Top Internships for 2018

by Vault Careers  |  October 09, 2017

Today, Vault released its latest Internship Rankings. This year, our rankings are based on a survey of more than 12,000 interns and include 15 different ranking categories. The Most Prestigious Internships ranks the companies that students most desire to have on their résumé, while the Best 50 Inter Read More >

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