Interviewing Advice

Vault has compiled all the interviewing advice that you will ever need to land your dream job. View sample questions, watch informative videos and get expert help for an effective interview that will stand out from the competition.

Interviewing Basics

Preparing for the Interview
Your cover letter asks for an interview. Your...

Interview Etiquette
The phrase, "Actions speak louder than words"...

Types of Interviews
In your job search, you will likely encounter...

Practicing for the Interview
Preparing for the interview also includes...

How to Make a Good Impression
First impressions are made in less than a...

Typical Interview Questions
Many interview questions will be...

Featured Guides

Cover for The Vault Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills, Second Edition

The Vault Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills, Second Edition
It takes more than a solid résumé and cover letter to make...

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Vault Guide to Networking
When it comes to job success, it's not only what you know: it's who you...

Cover for Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 9th Edition

Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 9th Edition
The Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, Ninth Edition is a must-have...

Cover for Vault Guide to the Case Interview, 8th Edition

Vault Guide to the Case Interview, 8th Edition
Case interviews are a crucial part of the hiring process in the consulting ...

Cover for Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2017 Edition

Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2017 Edition
The Vault Guide to Top Internships rates 118 internship programs ...

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Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2017 Edition
The 2017 Vault Guide to the Top 50 Consulting Firms is the...

Interviewing Blog

Land the McKinsey Offer Part 2: More Case Interview Skills

“Ok, now that you’ve got a structure in place, let’s dive...

Why Employers Hire 'Curious' Candidates and How to Demonstrate Curiosity in Interviews

Last week, I wrote about why employers like to hire people...

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Hired by a Tech Firm

Andrew Cerda is a recruiting professional who's worked for...

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Land the McKinsey Offer: Case Interview Skills

"Ok, your client is a large, multi-national…" This opening...

What Is 'Grit' and Why Do Employers Want You to Have It?

Every year, Vault surveys thousands of investment banking...

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How to Master Effective Storytelling in Interviews

You feel nervous about your career stories, and the fact...

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Spotting Fake News: A New Career Skill?

Ask anyone involved in journalism, and they'll tell you that...

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How to Prepare for a Skype Interview

While you probably have experience with in-person and phone...

33 Interview Questions Wall Street Banks Are Asking Now

Each year, Vault surveys thousands of investment banking...

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Is a Long-Term Career in Consulting Possible?

When it comes to choosing an employer in the consulting...

Freshfields - The Ins and Outs of the Interview Lunch

Let’s Eat! The Ins and Outs of the Interview Lunch

By Rebecca Calman, Legal Recruiting & Personnel Manager...

4 Tips for Writing Important Emails (and Clearing Your Mind)

Every day you write numerous emails....