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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, 2018 Edition

Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2018 Edition
The Vault Guide to Top Internships rates more than 110 internship programs ...

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Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2018 Edition
Marking the 20th edition of our guide, the 2018 Vault Guide to the...

Interviewing Blog

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Will 2018 Be the Year of the Female Tech Leader?

As we look back over the smoking ruins of 2017, it's already...

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4 Phone Interview Tips From a Recruiter

It's important to be on your toes when answering a call if...

2018

5 Job Search Trends for 2018

To land the roles you want and keep advancing your career,...

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How Companies Use Interviews to Identify Your Potential

If you want to know what companies are looking for in the...

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How to Handle the Money Conversation (Even if You Have No Experience)

Maybe you feel you're not being paid what you're worth right...

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Interview Tips from Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Cranston

Interviews can be stressful and anxiety-inducing, but they...

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The Most Common Mistake People Make in Interviews, According to Recruiters

In any job search, there’s a lot to overcome—from...

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5 Techniques for Keeping Your Cool in an Interview

There are few of us who don’t feel at least a little nervous...

How to Tell If a Job Will Be a Good Fit

Have you ever felt like a fish out of water at a job?...

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10 Things Men Should Never Wear to an Interview

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog including a handful of...

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Veteran Careers: Positive Traits Veterans Should Stress in Interviews

This is the last of three posts on veteran careers, based on...

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Veteran Careers: Dealing with Stereotypes

Veterans face several issues when transitioning out of the...