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How to Write an Effective Networking Email
Your professional network can be relied upon for guidance, advice, support, or if you’re looking for a new job. Building a good network takes time and often requires you to step outside of your comfort zone and make the first move, which can be particularly challenging if you're not already familiar with the person you want to connect with.
Your Network is Your Net Worth: The Importance of Networking for Associate Attorneys
Business and leadership development advisor Diane Helbig said it best: “Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and, when done correctly, can yield great results for years to come.
Career Paths: How Did You Get Here?
At Vault Law’s 2022 1L Diversity Informational Career Readiness Summit, one of Vault’s Law Editors, Travis Whitsitt, was joined by David Sneed (Partner at Covington & Burling), Amanda Toy (Associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Adam Sanchez (Senior Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP) and Rachel Tennell (Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP) to discuss the various career paths taken by this diverse group of attorneys. We’ve recapped the highlights of the four stories from the panel session below.
Finding and Using Mentors to Grow Your Legal Career
At Vault Law’s 2022 1L Diversity Informational Career Readiness Summit, Vault’s Senior Law Editor, Carter Isham, was joined by Alice Nofzinger (Associate at Paul, Weiss), Melissa Marks (Partner at Gunderson Dettmer), and Karlie Ilaria (Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Paul Hastings) to discuss finding and using mentors to grow your legal career. We’ve highlighted four takeaways from the panel session below.
5 Strategies for Turning Rejections into Opportunities
No matter if you’re looking for a part-time job during college, an internship, or a full-time position, you’ll inevitably experience rejection. The good news is you can use rejection to drive yourself.
5 Great Networking Tips for College Students
College is a great time to start building your professional network. Even if you’re a first or second-year student, having some network connections early on can help greatly when it comes time to start applying to internships later on.
3 Virtual Networking Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
Regardless of where you are in your career, building a strong network is essential for growing your career growth. This means it’s now necessary to master virtual networking, which has become a game-changer in the world of work.
What Is Reverse Mentoring?
Mentorship programs exist in a variety of forms. Internships often pair students and recent graduates with experienced mentors throughout the duration of a program, and many employers also offer mentorship programs for entry-level and junior employees.
How to Be a Good Professional Reference
Throughout your career, you’ll undoubtedly meet some people who will make great professional references for you. You can rely on your professional references whenever you’re looking for a new job, as they can provide potential employers with further details about your work history, performance, and personality—but what happens when someone asks you to be a reference?
Networking Effectively During an Internship
A great internship is full of potential for your career. For starters, an internship can provide a direct path to full-time employment, but this isn’t necessarily a guarantee.
Essential Strategies for Lawyers on Building Business
For the first several years of practice, lawyers first focus on learning how to perform the job, then on how to get better every day. But eventually as your career progresses, some attention needs to be focused on building business for the firm—whether you are a solo practitioner or part of a large organization.
How to Adapt Your Career to Survive the AI Revolution
AI’s fast growth has been causing a lot of excitement and a lot of anxiety. Some people are encouraged by AI’s advances, while others are worried.
Networking Strategies for Introverts
Networking as an introvert can be challenging. Introverts typically get their energy from within and need time to recalibrate after hanging out with people, whether socially or professionally.
How to Host Your Own Virtual Networking Event
We recently spoke about some strategies to help you build your professional network while working in either a hybrid or fully remote role. One of our suggestions was to host your own virtual networking event, and as promised, today we’re going to show you how to do just that.
4 Great Strategies for Networking in a Remote Setting
With hybrid and remote roles becoming more sought after, many workers are finding themselves spending a lot more time at home. Of course, there are various benefits to working from home; however, there are fewer opportunities for in-person networking.
How Can “A Summer Internship” Turn Into the “The Best Summer of Your Life”?
Are internships meant to be purely transactional, professional activities, or are they supposed to leave an indelible mark on shaping a future professional? This article tries to map the journey of a simple summer internship becoming the best summer of an intern’s life!
Navigating Generational Diversity, Part II: Bridging the Generational Gaps
“Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
A Sponsor Could be the Key to Career Success–Do You Have One?
In a BigLaw career, much emphasis is placed on finding mentors, and for good reason. After all, building relationships is a powerful way to advance your career.
2023 Vault Consulting 50 North America and Best to Work For
Today, Vault is pleased to announce its Consulting 50 Rankings for 2023, with Bain & Company ranking as the “Best Consulting Firm to Work For. ” It’s the third year in a row that Bain takes the top spot.
5 Ways to Recharge and Boost Your Career Over the Holidays
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to be proud of all you’ve accomplished. Whether you received a promotion, completed a successful internship, or reached some other professional or personal milestone, it’s important to take time to acknowledge your achievements and congratulate yourself on a job well done.
How to Build Your Professional Network Like a Pro
A solid professional network is integral to a successful career. Within your network you can share ideas and interests, learn valuable lessons or pass on your own knowledge, and find exciting new job opportunities.
How to Prepare for a Layoff in Tech
Soon after Elon Musk acquired Twitter this past October, approximately half of the social media giant’s staff was laid off. Meta, Stripe, and Amazon also recently laid off large portions of their staff.
How to Identify a Healthy Workplace During Your Job Search
Last month, the U.S. Surgeon General recommended several things employers can do to improve employee well-being.