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Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt is Vault's senior finance editor. Derek has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in several online and print publications. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an M&A analyst and associate.

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The 5 Golden Rules of Sending Holiday Cards to Clients

by Derek Loosvelt | December 10, 2019

It's well worth your time to go the extra mile and send holiday cards to your clients. Here are five essential rules that'll ensure you write the perfect notes.

4 Writing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

by Derek Loosvelt | November 13, 2019

Most jobs require strong writing skills. Here are four common writing mistakes preventing you from getting the job you want, along with the one book guaranteed to improve your writing.

21 Interview Questions You Need to Nail to Work for Elon Musk

by Derek Loosvelt | November 06, 2019

Here are 21 interview questions that insiders at SpaceX told us they were recently asked when interviewing with the Elon Musk-led spacecraft and space-launch services giant.

How to Make a Perfect Pre-Interview Playlist

by Derek Loosvelt | October 28, 2019

Listening to music can lessen your pre-interview anxiety and get you into a proper interview mood. Here are six tips for creating a perfect pre-interview playlist.

Career Lessons from Adam Driver

by Derek Loosvelt | October 21, 2019

Adam Driver is one of the busiest young leading actors in Hollywood, but his path to success has been anything but easy. And from that path there's much to learn—about how to succeed and excel, no matter which career path you might take.

3 Signs It's Time to Take a Personal Day

by Derek Loosvelt | October 10, 2019

Paid time off isn't just a benefit to be used for weeks at the beach; it's also there to use when you need to take a single day off to reboot and re-energize. So if you find yourself experiencing any of these three things, it might be time to take a personal day.

4 Easy Ways to Fight the Climate Crisis at Work

by Derek Loosvelt | September 25, 2019

According to climate scientists, the window's closing on the possibility that we can stop the earth’s temperature from rising beyond a point of no return. This means we all need to do our part, immediately and however small, to fight the crisis. To that end, here’s what you can do to start that fight at work.

How to Create More Time in Your Workday

by Derek Loosvelt | September 18, 2019

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “There aren’t enough hours in the day …” then you’ll want to consider taking these three tips for creating more time in your day to accomplish all that you want to accomplish.

Which Month Is the Best to Look for a New Job?

by Derek Loosvelt | September 11, 2019

It's often thought that the best month to look for a new job is January—just after corporate budgets have been approved, giving hiring managers the go-ahead to fill open positions. But there's another month that might be even better than January. Find out here which month that is and why.

Interview Tips from Famous TED Talkers

by Derek Loosvelt | September 10, 2019

Preparation for a TED Talk has a lot in common with preparation for an interview. Here, you can read about how three famous TED Talkers prepared for their Talks, and how you can use these preparation methods for your next interview.

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