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5 Video Interview Tips That Will Set You Apart from the Pack

by Vibhu Sinha | March 05, 2021

Here are five essential tips that will help you ace your video job interviews—and set you apart from other candidates.

4 Ways to Boost Your Value and Get a Pay Raise in 2021

by Jamie Carlstedt | March 01, 2021

Here are four specific, powerful actions to take to increase your value, advance your career, and earn more money.

This Northwestern Mutual Advisor Wants to Close the Gap for People of Color in the Financial Industry

by Northwestern Mutual | February 25, 2021

Learn about Northwestern Mutual Advisor Bilal Afolabi's journey from intern to full-time financial advisor and how he hopes his story can help bridge the gap for people of color in the financial sector.

Highly Successful Companies Founded During a Recession

by Vault Careers | February 23, 2021

While economic downturns can spell the end for many a business, particularly small businesses, there are also lots of successful companies that were founded during these same periods and are currently thriving. What's the secret? Check out this infographic to learn more.

How to Change Your Job-Search Approach and Turn Rejections into Offers

by Jamie Carlstedt | February 19, 2021

Here are four tips for making sure you’re taking the correct approach with your job search—and effectively communicating your skills, knowledge, and experiences.

Job Benefits and Layoffs: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | February 19, 2021

When you leave your job, what happens with your benefits? Take a look at this infographic, which might answer some questions you have about this confusing topic.

How to Identify the Ideal Management Consulting Firm

by Vibhu Sinha | February 17, 2021

The management consulting industry, with its entire gamut of industry specialization and functional capabilities, offers more than meets the eye. Here are the five criteria to consider that uniquely apply to the management consulting industry.

Interview Questions You Should Ask in the Wake of COVID-19

by Mary Kate Sheridan | February 17, 2021

These sample interview questions will help you explore how your target law firms have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Answer “Why Did You Decide to Pursue a Legal Career?”

by Ashley Reed | February 16, 2021

The question “Why Did You Decide to Pursue a Legal Career?” is bound to come up in your next legal job interview. Here are three approaches for tackling it.

How to Make an ATS-Compatible Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | February 16, 2021

Applicant tracking systems are widely used by employers, so how do you make your resume stand out to a machine rather than a human? This infographic shows how to make sure your resume doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

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