Vault Careers

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.

Contributors have included:

  • Cathy Vandewater: Cathy is an associate producer for A writer, editor, and serial intern, she holds a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.
  • Phil Stott: Phil Stott is currently Vault's consulting editor.  Originally from Scotland, he has lived in Eastern Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and has worked in fields such as consumer banking, education, and journalism.

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49 Interview Questions Top Accounting Firms Ask

by Vault Careers  |  January 21, 2015

Since December, Vault has been asking accounting professionals across the U.S. to tell us what it's like to work for their firms. So far, we've surveyed about 6,000 accounting professionals, and one of the questions we've been asking has to do with interviews. Specifically, we've been asking accountants to tell us the questions that they were asked during interviews with their firms.   And, to that end, below you'll find 49 common interview questions that top accounting firms ask.... Read More >

Have you got stories about love (or lust!) in the workplace?

by Vault Careers  |  January 21, 2015

Have you got stories to share about love (or lust!) in the workplace? Don't be shy … that's what Vault's Office Romance Survey is for. is renowned for its thorough, substantive research and insights into the vital matters facing today's workforce. It is in that tradition that we invite you to our latest survey, which deals with that most pressing subject: Love. The Vault Office Romance Survey is our most pop Read More >

10 Best Perks the Big 4 Offer

by Vault Careers  |  January 14, 2015

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The Top 7 Apps for Your Job Search

by Vault Careers  |  January 07, 2015

In today's competitive job market, you have to use every tool at your disposal. These seven apps can help you find job openings and make yourself look like the great applicant you are.   Resume Builder Pro   It's hard to get so much as an interview without a great resume that makes you look more qualified than other job applicants. Resume Builder Pro provides a flexible template that lets you include important information such as: Read More >

Take Vault’s Office Romance Survey!

by Vault Careers  |  January 07, 2015

Do you have an office crush? Have you ever been romantically involved with a coworker? Did you meet your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse/partner at work? Are you in a secret relationship with your boss or subordinate? Now's the time to dish! Submit your anonymous responses to Vault's Office Romance Survey here. We'll release the results just in time for Valentine's Day. Respondents can enter to win a FREE membership to V Read More >

What's Your Job Like? Tax Professional, Deloitte

by Vault Careers  |  December 03, 2014

Ever wondered what life inside a major firm is like? Here, Deloitte's Heather Reiter--a New Jersey native--gives us a glimpse of her career to date, as well as her day-to-day life as Manager in Deloitte's Tax Management Consulting practice in Belgium.   Name: Heather Reiter  Title: Manager, Tax Management Consulting Location: Brussels, Belgium Office  Company: Deloitte Tax LLP   Education I'm originally from New Jersey but transferred to the M Read More >

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

by Vault Careers  |  November 25, 2014

Ever wonder what a social media manager does all day? If so, check out the below: one social media manager tells Vault what she does during each minute of her day at work. The following is an excerpt from the Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media. A Day in the Life: Wendy Soucie, global e-business social media manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation 6:00 a.m.: I wake up and get dressed and ready for work. I login to Read More >

Look to the Cloud for Future Job Opportunities

by Vault Careers  |  November 12, 2014

The following is an excerpt from the new Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media. Cloud computing is a type of computing in which individuals and companies store and access data, utilize application software, and perform other tasks on the Internet-tasks that they could only do on their own computers in the past. Cloud computing allows users at various locations to share software, resources, and other content without having physical possession of the materials. It also facilitate Read More >

29 Technical Interview Questions Tech Firms Ask Internship Candidates

by Vault Careers  |  October 29, 2014

Yesterday, Vault released its Top 50 Internships For 2015. The rankings were calculated using data culled from our latest Internship Experience Survey, which was administered earlier this year to 5,800 interns at 100 internship programs. Survey respondents-which came from a variety of industries, including finance, consulting, energy, consumer products, media, and tech-were asked to rate their programs in five areas. They were also asked to provide sample interview questions they received... Read More >

Sample Cover Letter to a Google Recruiter

by Vault Careers  |  October 29, 2014

The following has been adapted from the Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media.  Your resume and cover letter are your primary marketing tools to help you get hired. These documents-along with your educational achievements, professional skills and experience, and interviewing skills-will determine whether you land an interview or not. Cover letters should highlight your accomplishments and tell a company what you can do for it (e.g., how you can save the company tim Read More >

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