Author Archives: Sarah Seavey

16 Behavioral Interview Questions Big 4 Firms Ask—and How to Answer Them

This past winter, we surveyed approximately 11,400 accounting professionals, asking them to tell us what it’s like to work for their firms. We asked about culture, compensation, hours, training, work/life balance, diversity, and business outlook. We also asked about the …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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A Day in the Life: Entry-Level Tax Associate at a Big Four Accounting Firm

8:00 AM: Arrive at work. I like to get in a little earlier than others (most other people in the office get in around 9:00 a.m.). This gives me a chance to check e-mail and voicemail, take care of administrative …

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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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How to Add Online Courses to Your Resume

Recruiters search for candidates who can add value to organizations. As an applicant, your job is to help recruiters see that you can add this value. You do this through our resume, showcasing the education, experience, and training that sets you apart from the competition. When …

By Dimitar Karamarinov - Vault
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Vault’s Top-Ranked Accounting Firms for Women Celebrate Women’s History Month

Increasing diversity for women and implementing benefits that help women build their careers has been a focus of the accounting industry for many years. Top accounting firms have long been leaders when it comes to generous maternity leave policies, flexible …

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The Most Important Parts of a Resume—Explained

There are a few things that are part of every resume: your name and contact information, your experience, your skills, and your education. But there are plenty of other optional yet still common components you might choose to include. What …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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These 7 Interview Skills Will Help You Stand Out From the Pack

Having conducted hundreds of interviews—both mock interviews with career coaching clients and real interviews as part of search committees—and seen what the outcomes are, I can say with confidence that getting through the hiring process and landing a job is …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
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9 Jobs You Can Get With a Business Degree

Business is one of the most popular college majors in the country. In fact, in the 2017-2018 academic year, 19% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded by U.S. colleges were business degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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4 Ways Companies Can Hire More Black Professionals, According to Black CEOs

The death of George Floyd and anti-racist protests have shed light on the many racial inequities in America. One is the lack of black executive representation at the top employers in the U.S. Today, there are only four black CEOs …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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Celebrating Vault’s Top-Ranked Firms for LGBTQ+ Equity: Armanino, Bain, McKinsey, and Schellman

In honor of Pride Month, we’re highlighting some of our top-ranked employers for LGBTQ+ equity: Armanino, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and Schellman. These employers are those that professionals rated the highest when it comes to recruiting, mentoring, supporting, …

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