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50 Best Accounting Firms for 2022

by Derek Loosvelt | April 15, 2021

Our new accounting rankings are here! Find out which firm ranks No. 1 overall, and which firms rank No. 1 in workplace categories like culture, compensation, and hours.

What to Do When Your Job Is Hurting Your Mental Health

by Robin Hoon | April 08, 2021

Here are several tips for what you can do when your workplace is negatively affecting your mental health.

Vault's Top-Ranked Banking Firms for Women Celebrate Women's History Month

by Vault Careers | March 26, 2021

For Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some of our top-ranked investment banking firms for women—along with these firm's career development initiatives for women.

Worst Answers to ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’ and Other Common Interview Questions

by Erika Rykun | March 25, 2021

To be successful in your job search, you need to answer certain interview questions well—and avoid these candidacy-ending mistakes.

Vault's Top-Ranked Accounting Firms for Women Celebrate Women's History Month

by Vault Careers | March 23, 2021

In the following videos, women at top-ranked accounting firms speak about how their firms specifically support women accounting professionals.

How to Deal with a Denied Promotion and Salary Increase

by John Allen | March 15, 2021

We’ve compiled a handy list of things you can do when faced with a denied promotion or salary increase. Here’s how to respond to the rejection productively.

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.

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.

Should Employees Be Able to Keep Working Remotely Post-Covid?

by Derek Loosvelt | February 03, 2021

How should employers engage with employees who want to work remotely after Covid? And how should employees speak with their managers if they want to keep working from home?

25 Best Investment Banks to Work For in 2021

by Derek Loosvelt | January 26, 2021

Based on our survey of more than 3,000 banking professionals, here are the 25 best investment banks to work for in 2021.