Do you describe yourself as a perfectionist? Many of us do. In fact, perfectionism is what social psychologist Thomas Curran describes as "everyone's favorite flaw". Being a perfectionist is a problem that many people are all too happy to have. The obsession over every minute detail, the incessant second-guessing, the sense of motivation born of self-doubt—these are all qualities of the perfectionist that we as a society have come to admire. To many of us, perfectionism in school, in our careers, and in every other aspect of our lives is indicative of success.
In his TED Talk, "Our Dangerous Obsession with Perfectionism is Getting Worse," Thomas Curran explores what he calls the plague of perfectionism—our collective idolization of perfectionism—and how it can actually be a powerful catalyst for self-sabotage. In exploring the underlying causes of perfectionism, it's severe and negative consequences, and the growing trend of perfectionist behaviors in younger generations, Curran challenges our preconceived notions of success to a healthier and more positive mindset.
If you're planning to interview with one of the Big 4 professional firms—Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC—you likely know that you'll have to answer questions about your strengths and weaknesses, as well as field a number of so-called behavioral questions.
These behavioral questions typically begin with the phrase "Tell me about a time .
In interviews, when you know you’re being judged on what you do, what you say, and how you look, it’s understandable to get self-conscious and do all that you can to put your best foot forward. However, there’s a balance that needs to be found between coming across as likable and wasting energy on trying too hard to be liked.
For those who are invested in such things, be they prospective students assessing which school to attend or alumni wondering how the prestige of their alma mater is faring, the new US News law rankings released on March 28. There was one extremely significant event in the ranking shifts this year, as some predicted given the changes in US News' methodology over last year.
You’ve just received word that your job is going to switch to the fully remote paradigm. That means no more travel expenses or traffic, no more rushing frenetically from place to place, and no more of the crushing outfit dilemma you’ve faced with each new day.
On Friday, May 20, 2022, Vault Law will host an OCI Readiness Summit for law students looking to prepare for and find summer and other associate positions through OCI. You can register for this free informational summit here, and learn more about it below.