You may have seen it on the Career Center’s website. Maybe you saw it on the exit survey after your career advising appointment. Maybe you saw it on your Twitter feed. Any time you see it, I’m sure this question pops into your head: what is Vault Career Insider? I have the answer for you!
Vault Career Insider is your source of insider information on companies, industry trends, and careers that interest you. Vault has in-depth company and internship rankings so you can identify the place you want to work. It also has in-depth profession and industry breakdowns to help you target your career path. You get full access to all of Vault’s downloadable career guides which are compatible with desktop and tablet devices.
I know what you’re thinking- that all sounds great, but what are some practical uses for Vault? Let’s say you are interested in chemistry, and you want to explore career options for the field. You should check out Vault’s chemistry section under Industries & Professions. There you will find background on the field, how the field is structured, the outlook for the field, and a list of resources and associations. You can even find an extensive list of professions related to chemistry.
You want another example? Let’s do it. Let’s say you are interested in working in consulting, but you’re not sure what company fits your interests and needs. Well Vault ranks consulting firms by a variety of criteria. Vault ranks the best firms in specific areas of practice (Defense, Economic, Human Resources, IT Strategy, etc…) and in work place needs (Benefits, Firm Culture, Interaction with Clients, Travel Requirements, Work/Life Balance, etc…). You can use that information to target specific employers to apply to!
There you have it. An explanation of Vault Career Insider along with two practical uses of the resource. To get your career research started with Vault simply click here to set up your account and sign in. If you want to learn more or have questions you can email me at JNunno@american.edu. Check out more of the Career Center’s online resources here!