Does negotiation intimidate you? The ability to make your case with friendly authority and confidence affects everything—from salary talks to collaboration with colleagues.
5 Tips for Ensuring a Job Is the Right Fit for You
When looking for a job, you need to take into consideration many factors. In addition to daily responsibilities and salary, you need to think about things like training, advancement, flexibility, benefits, and company culture.
Top Non-Tech Roles in the Tech Industry
The technology sector is expected to grow at a consistent rate over the course of the next decade. Currently, the tech industry in the United States represents around 35% of the entire market worldwide, which means there will be a lot of opportunities for both tech and non-tech workers.
5 Great Careers in Renewable Energy
There are many benefits to renewable energy, such as reduced pollution, improved public health, and economic development, just to name a few. According to The International Renewable Energy Agency, 90% of the world’s electricity should come from renewable energy sources by 2050, which means a whole lot of new job opportunities.
5 High-Paying Careers in Biotechnology
While last year might have been a bit on the rocky side for the biotechnology industry, many companies are starting to find their footing again in 2023. The demand for biofuels is expected to rise over the next several years and as such, there will be many new opportunities and avenues for employment.
5 High-Paying Jobs in Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest growing career fields at the moment, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting that demand for certain jobs in AI will increase by over 30% in the next several years.
Update: 4 Day Week Global Is at It Again
Welcome back to our continuing coverage of 4 Day Week Global’s heroic plan to make the four-day work week an international standard. Since the new year, 4 Day Week Global has provided some nice updates which we’ll get to in just a bit, but before we start, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane and get all caught up on what 4 Day Week Global has been up to over the last year or so.
5 Common Mistakes During Your First Full-Time Job Search
When you’re new to the job search, it’s all too easy to make mistakes. However, if you take some time to prepare carefully, you’ll increase your chances of success and will be able to land a job much quicker.
Half of U.S. Employees Didn’t Use PTO in 2022: How Employers Can Encourage PTO and Avoid Burnout
In 2022, a new trend emerged in which nearly half of all full-time U.S. employees abstained from using all their earned PTO.
How to Ask for a Promotion the Right Way
After a certain amount of time, you might start to feel as though you need a new challenge at work. If you’re always on time and you’re more than adept at completing your day-to-day tasks, you’re probably ready for the next step.
Use Employee Benefits to Guide Your Job Search (But Not in the Way You Might Think)
If you didn’t catch our previous post about BigLaw employee benefit packages, take a look here. In that post, we outlined “typical” benefits that BigLaw firms offer their associates, and highlighted some very important but often underutilized benefits that can greatly improve associate quality of life.
4 Day Week Global: The Results Are In
What’s so important about today? For starters, it’s Friday, which for many of us means it’s the beginning of another wonderful weekend.
4 Day Week Global: The Halfway Point
Got a case of the end-of-summer blues? Does your work week feel never-ending?
Keys to Successful Law Firm Wellness Programs
Being a lawyer is stressful. Many factors—demanding workloads, long hours, deadlines, billable hour requirements, pressure to secure favorable outcomes for clients, student loan debt, the demands of keeping up with ever-changing law, and innumerable others—contribute to this.
Are Lawyer Billing Rates Too High? Part 2
The costs related to legal services have ballooned in recent years. Last week we reviewed attorney fees, billing rates, and what Americans spend on legal services each year.
Are Lawyer Billing Rates Too High? Part 1
In BigLaw, with annual salaries for first-year associates at most firms over the $200,000 mark, with senior associates making more than $400,000 a year,[i] and with equity partners raking in millions of dollars annually,[ii] it’s no wonder that most people see a legal career as being lucrative—and why many harbor ill will toward attorneys for the money they make. But before the point can be made that lawyers are greedy scoundrels and that attorney fees are exorbitant, one must consider: The ancillary costs to sustain a law practice are significant.
The Four-Day Workweek: Update
The four-day workweek is one of several ways in which companies are attempting to provide a better quality of life for their employees as a response to workplace challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the effects of the Great Resignation. Earlier this summer, we spoke at length about the four-day workweek, its benefits, and the non-profit organization, 4 Day Week Global.
2023 Vault Law Rankings
Vault Law’s rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law firm associates, and from the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top law firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for.
5 Great Things Companies Can Do to Recognize Their Employees
Positive employee engagement and retention are hallmarks of any great company. More times than not, companies that don’t suffer constant employee turnover and that have happy, actively participating employees are companies that recognize and outwardly appreciate the people who work hard for them.
6 Top Employers Providing Abortion-Related Services to Employees
When you’re looking for a new job, it’s important that you understand the perks and benefits that companies offer. And now there’s a new item to look for in your benefits package: abortion access.
Announcing The 2023 Vault Practice Area and Regional Prestige Rankings
Continuing with our rolling release of the 2023 Vault Law rankings, we are proud to present the prestige rankings for each region and practice area to complement the overall prestige rankings that comprise the Vault 100.
Coming Soon: The Four-Day Workweek
In light of workplace struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing Great Resignation, many companies are looking to change the 40-hour-per-week paradigm in a variety of different ways. Some have opted for partially or fully remote schedules, while others are trying something else entirely.
5 Best Reasons to Work for a Nonprofit
There are many advantages of working for a non-profit organization, and here are five of the most important. 1.
Vault Celebrates Top Employers for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Today, many leading banking and consulting firms are committed to making diversity and inclusion a priority in recruiting, empowering, and retaining talent. In fact, some of the world's top banking and consulting firms are now heavily investing in resources and initiatives to further the hiring, developing, and promoting of women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Understanding the Different Types of Mental Health Leave
Each type of job comes along with its own set of challenges, which can sometimes lead to increased stress or burnout. Worse yet, continuing to push yourself while already under stress can lead to serious mental health conditions such as depression.