Vault subscription: worth it?

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DeSimone
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Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby DeSimone » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:59 am

I am contemplating subscribing for the Vault Gold Membership in preparing for OCI, but must say that I am a little deterred by the price.

In your experience, would the advantage gained in bidding and interview preparation be worth the money?

Is there an alternate source for same/similar information? Is there a free/more affordable resource that is useful?

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:06 am

Chambers & Associates is about ten times more helpful if you are contemplating the larger firms.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby seriouslyinformative » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:16 am

Your law school should give you free access to the guide.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby Renzo » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:44 am

seriouslyinformative wrote:Your law school should give you free access to the guide.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby Aston2412 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:29 pm

Your school should have a password. Ask career services for it.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:12 pm

It's possible your school will have a password.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby DeSimone » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:35 pm

I'm in. Thanks, everybody.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:14 pm

If your school does not offer a subscription, is it worth the $45?

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby Renzo » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:30 pm

kalvano wrote:If your school does not offer a subscription, is it worth the $45?



It's worth $45-worth of nagging your school to get you access.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:41 pm

kalvano wrote:If your school does not offer a subscription, is it worth the $45?


No. Quite seriously.

You can view about 80% of the content with the free membership. Very few firms have multiple write-ups on Getting Hired or Employee Feedback that require the pay membership to view.

Chambers & Associates blows Vault out of the water on firm profiles. The only downside is that it's list is not as deep.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby dood » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:54 pm

Renzo wrote:
seriouslyinformative wrote:Your law school should give you free access to the guide.


ur school subscription is not = to vault gold access. i bought vault gold, thought it was worth it. that being said, chambers is much better anyways.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby dood » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:55 pm

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:
kalvano wrote:If your school does not offer a subscription, is it worth the $45?


No. Quite seriously.

You can view about 80% of the content with the free membership. Very few firms have multiple write-ups on Getting Hired or Employee Feedback that require the pay membership to view.

Chambers & Associates blows Vault out of the water on firm profiles. The only downside is that it's list is not as deep.


but the ones available were pretty good.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby keg411 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:14 pm

The write-ups on Chambers Associate are far more positive than the ones on Vault.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby Sup Kid » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:26 pm

If this hasn't been mentioned, check out ATL's Career Center as well for firm write-ups (they may be slightly dated though -- they were created right after a lot of the layoffs in 2009). http://careers.abovethelaw.com/

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby Renzo » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:40 pm

dood wrote:
Renzo wrote:
seriouslyinformative wrote:Your law school should give you free access to the guide.


ur school subscription is not = to vault gold access. i bought vault gold, thought it was worth it. that being said, chambers is much better anyways.


my skools subscription is =to gold access. There is no in4mashun I can't access, and no link I can't click.

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Re: Vault subscription: worth it?

Postby dood » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:01 am

Renzo wrote:
dood wrote:
Renzo wrote:
seriouslyinformative wrote:Your law school should give you free access to the guide.


ur school subscription is not = to vault gold access. i bought vault gold, thought it was worth it. that being said, chambers is much better anyways.


my skools subscription is =to gold access. There is no in4mashun I can't access, and no link I can't click.


yea u know gw is pretty ghetto...some sort of watered down educational vault "gold" version....it says vault gold but the format is all weird and doesnt have the forums or individual surveys.




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