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Vault’s Careers Blog covers working world news and trends, with advice and strategies for modern careerists. Careers Blog contributors advise on everything from cover letters to exit interviews, with an ear to the ground on recruiting trends, unemployment numbers, and the ever changing job market.

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A “Day in the Life” of a Law Firm Summer Associate

by O'Melveny & Myers LLP | January 21, 2021

A “day in the life” of a law firm summer associate looked a little different in 2020. Here’s a glimpse into a typical day for summers at O’Melveny this past summer.

Winter WFH Tips to Stay Positive and Productive

by Samantha Rupp | January 19, 2021

Here are five tips to help you maintain your focus and boost your productivity while you work remotely during the winter months.

Get Involved in Affinity Groups as a Summer Associate

by Natalie Gow, Associate—Allen & Overy LLP | January 18, 2021

Participation in law firm affinity groups can increase your access to attorneys across the firm, raise your profile, create opportunities for mentorship, and teach you how to be an active participant in an increasingly diverse legal landscape.

5 Essential Networking Steps for Undergrads and Grad Students

by Vibhu Sinha | January 14, 2021

Here are the five steps of professional networking for undergrad and grad students looking for internships and full-time jobs.

Vault Acquires Firsthand, the Leading Mentoring and Engagement Platform for Students and Alumni

by Fredrik Marø | January 13, 2021

We're thrilled to announce that Vault has joined forces with Firsthand, the premier career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni. Find out how we're taking our mission of democratizing access to great careers to a whole new level.

Sidley Recruiters Share the Top Eight Questions You Should Ask in Your Law Firm Interview

by Jenny Connelly and Lauryn Bronstein—Sidley Austin LLP | January 11, 2021

Crafting thoughtful, interesting questions is an important step in preparing for your next law firm interview. Here, recruiters from Sidley share top questions you should ask.

Virtual Training in the Post-COVID Era: Complete Guide

by Eduard Klein | January 08, 2021

If you deliver courses and training, you must invest in developing content tailored to online learners. Learn how to create virtual training programs and strategies for the post-COVID era.

10 Behavioral Interviewing Tips for Success During OCI and Callbacks

by Shearman & Sterling | January 07, 2021

Behavioral interview questions are becoming more common during law firm interviews, and preparing for them is key. Read on for best practices for approaching these questions.

How to Ace ‘Guesstimate’ Interview Questions

by Vault Careers | January 06, 2021

Guesstimates are among the most unnerving interview questions you can get. But if you know how to approach them, they won’t throw you off at all.

Strategies for Achieving Work-Life Balance in BigLaw

by Kirkland & Ellis | January 05, 2021

For many lawyers, work-life balance seems like an elusive goal, and the move to remote work in the wake of COVID-19 has blurred the lines of work and personal time even more. Read on for strategies on achieving balance.

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