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Cristen Vaughn of Vaco Raleigh Discusses Job Searching Tips with Meredith College Students

Vaco Senior Accounting and Finance Recruiter Speaks to Accounting, Finance and International Business Students About Finding Employment After College.

Raleigh, NC, March 23, 2013 --( Vaco Raleigh, LLC (, an executive placement and consulting firm, has announced that Cristen Vaughn, senior accounting and finance recruiter with the firm, spoke to students from Meredith College about finding accounting and finance jobs after college on March 18 in Harris Hall. Students in attendance included finance, accounting and international business majors.

In her presentation, Vaughn provided students with tips for improving their resumes and discussed the importance of gaining valuable work experience while in college. Topics discussed ranged from learning computer skills that are necessary before starting a job to how social media can be used to assist in finding a job and how to take advantage of networking opportunities, as well as the proper way to conduct a job interview.

As a Senior Accounting and Financial Recruiter at Vaco Raleigh, Vaughn is responsible for identifying and assessing qualified candidates for financial job opportunities. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and her Master’s Degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Active in the local community, Vaughn launched a networking group, the Wilmington Professional Group, which has more than 700 members. In 2008, she organized the Raleigh Professional Group, which now has more than 500 members. Vaughn is a member of the Junior League of Raleigh.

"I was honored to speak to the students of Meredith College,” said Vaughn. “It is important for students to understand the job searching process and how they can better prepare themselves for finding a job after college. Beginning a job search can be an intimidating process, and events like this help students prepare for success after receiving their degree.”

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About Vaco Raleigh, LLC:
Vaco specializes in contract, special project and direct hire services in the fields of accounting and finance, information technology, eLearning and design as well as executive search. The staff at Vaco Raleigh has more than 350 combined years of industry experience, with local knowledge and connections as well as access to geographically diverse resources through 29 Vaco offices nationwide. Vaco was selected as an Inc. 500 company for the past six years. Committed to hiring top performers from corporate life that now serve their profession instead of performing within it, Vaco has a team of seasoned experts with the industry experience to understand their clients’ needs and candidates’ skills. This rare combination of experience and expertise allows Vaco to make superior matches between employers and qualified candidates. Established in 2004, Vaco Raleigh was named as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Vaco Raleigh also received the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. For more information, please call (919) 719-6500 or visit the website at

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