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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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Laying Proper Foundations for Law School

by Peter Horvath | December 07, 2022

In order to successfully navigate law school, one must take the appropriate steps academically and perhaps have some work experience in order to be prepared.

Identifying and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

by Rebecca King-Newman | December 05, 2022

Imposter syndrome can hit any accomplished and professional person. Find out what imposter syndrome is and how to combat it.

Use a Decision Matrix to Simplify Big Decisions (Like Career Moves)

by Julia DiPrete | December 02, 2022

If you struggle to make decisions, big or small, you’re not alone. Use a tool like a decision matrix, and see where you end up.

New Hire’s Remorse: A Review and What to Do About It – Part II

by Peter Horvath | November 30, 2022

Employees and employers both need to know what new hire's remorse is, why it’s become so prevalent, and what they can do to limit its effects.

How to Prepare for a Layoff in Tech

by Emily Wiegand | November 30, 2022

Twitter, Meta, and other tech firms are scaling back their workforces. Here are three things you can do to prepare for a potential layoff if you work in tech.

How to Find a New Job After a Layoff

by Ashley Nielsen | November 29, 2022

You could be laid off at any time—whether or not you’re a good employee. No matter the reason, here’s how to find a new job after your employment ends.

Top Tips for Success as a First Year

by Molly Behan, Bracewell LLP | November 28, 2022

In this sponsored post from Bracewell, learn the top tips for success in your first year.

These Students Landed a Summer Associate Position By Applying Directly. They Recommend You Do Too.

by Latham & Watkins | November 21, 2022

In this sponsored post by Latham & Watkins, learn about the potential advantages of applying directly for summer positions.

The Benefits of Pro Bono Work

by Rebecca King-Newman | November 16, 2022

There are a lot of benefits to taking on pro bono work—gaining skills, refreshing your outlook on your career, benefiting the greater community—many positives!

5 Reasons to Take a Gap Year in 2023

by Andrew Fennell | November 16, 2022

A gap year can be a great way to take a pause from academia—and even invest in your future. Here are five reasons to take a gap year in 2023.