Vault's weekly Career Update for tips and tools to help you find and manage your ideal career.
Cathy is an associate producer for Vault.com. A writer, editor, and former serial intern, she earned her BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.
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Published: Thursday, June 06, 2013
It's the hardest part of job hunting: never knowing.
Never knowing if you resume was even seen, then never knowing if you'll get the interview. Then, if you do, never knowing why you didn't get the job.
What if, when you applied to a job, you received [...] Read More >>
Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
"To get to Yale, you effectively must pass through a fifteen year funnel. No company can match that kind of screening rigor, so why not leverage it?"
That is the key argument in a Yale student's Hacker News rebuttal to Thomas Friedman's New York Times [...] Read More >>
Published: Monday, May 13, 2013
Poor Millennials. It's bad enough that they're struggling with little job experience in a tough job market, but we're all beating them up for even trying.
Those whippersnappers, we snipe, they think they're entitled to a job? They want feedback? They [...] Read More >>
Published: Monday, May 06, 2013
Many connections were being made at NAPW Spark: Ignite Your Network Conference, but, as Bonnie Marcus notes in her workshop on using networking to become "The Transforming Leader," many of those connections are made intuitively—not strategically.
Women [...] Read More >>
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
What do you think is holding your career back?
That's the question Star Jones, spokeswoman for National Association of Professional Women, asks her audience at the organization's "Spark: Ignite Your Network" National Networking Conference. "Tell the person [...] Read More >>
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Get off to a bumpy start? First, watch this video: it will help put your minor disaster into perspective.
Then, reflect a little with these questions:
1. Was it really that bad?
Sometimes we forget we're not actually walking around with a spotlight on [...] Read More >>
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Twitter is becoming the new job board—or so says the Wall Street Journal. The sprawling site, with its disjointed snippets of conversation, endless links and retweets, and tangled webs of followers can be tough to navigate. But master the waters, and [...] Read More >>
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Still dragging your feet from the "spring ahead" hour change? Put a little pep in your step (and get your feet out the door faster) with a little morning streamlining. With these tips, you might just get to work on time--with your shirt pressed and your [...] Read More >>
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
So, crying at work. It's not like you ever plan for it to happen. But when it does, is it a career killer? Should it be?
Sheryl Sandberg doesn't think so. Here's what she had to say in an interview with Jezebel on the topic:
"Look, I'm not suggesting [...] Read More >>
Published: Monday, March 11, 2013
Are you keeping your office betting pool on the DL?
You're not the only one.
Our 2013 Office Betting Survey results are in, and while there's some confusion about whose company policies' actually allow betting, it seems that the vast majority of workplaces [...] Read More >>
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