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Kaitlin McManus

Kaitlin McManus is Vault’s Associate Law Editor. She received her B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. She has worked for a literary magazine and a publisher focused on nonfiction music titles. Now she writes career advice content for Vault’s blog (most notably for the undergrad blog) and works on Vault's various law guides. She always told her parents she'd never be an attorney—they think her current position is extremely funny.

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Five Tips for Getting Out of “Work Mode” After 5:00

by Kaitlin McManus | July 02, 2019

Putting work on the back burner when you're supposed to be done for the day can be a challenge. We've got five tips that'll help you shake your "work brain" and get back to your life.

How to Answer the “How Would Someone Else Describe You?” Interview Question

by Kaitlin McManus | June 19, 2019

What do people talk about when they talk about you? We give you some tips on how to answer when an interviewer asks what your friends, coworkers, and boss would say about you.

5 Entry-Level Jobs for Travel Lovers

by Kaitlin McManus | June 11, 2019

Not all those who wander are lost—in fact, many do it for work. We've gathered up five legit jobs (no "travel blogging" here) for those who want to trek the globe while earning a paycheck.

Inclusive Commute: Pride Edition

by Kaitlin McManus | June 04, 2019

We continue our "Inclusive Commute" series with books for Pride season—so bust out that rainbow flag and settle into your bus seat with a great read from and about amazing LGBTQ+ people.

Legal Career Spotlight: Real Estate Attorney to Stress and Resilience Expert

by Kaitlin McManus | June 04, 2019

After facing burnout, this former attorney left her legal career to become a consultant on stress and resiliency. Read more about her path and her advice on being intentional about your career choices.

What Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Time Management

by Kaitlin McManus | May 28, 2019

We took a look at the contentious final season of the pop culture phenomenon to see what we could learn about time management skills in real life.

Legal Career Spotlight: From Attorney to Professional Development to Author

by Kaitlin McManus | May 21, 2019

J. Kelly Hoey, author and networking professional, sat down to chat about her career path, what networking really means, and how being genuine forges professional relationships.

How to Have a Productive Argument at Work [Infographic]

by Kaitlin McManus | May 10, 2019

Debate and disagreement are natural in the workplace—differing opinions are what make collaboration an important tool. But when disagreements turn to arguments, progress shuts down, feelings get hurt, and relationships get tarnished. The keys to working through and moving past workplace disagreements are respect, organization, and keeping your cool. Check out this infographic from resume.io on how to make inevitable work arguments more productive and less nightmarish.   Infographic courtesy of resume.io.

5 Ways to Show Your Professors You Appreciate Them

by Kaitlin McManus | May 07, 2019

It's Teacher Appreciation Week—so make sure you show your professors you're grateful for all they do! We've got advice on going above and beyond an apple on the desk.

Why You Should Include Your Interests on Your Resume

by Kaitlin McManus | April 26, 2019

Plenty of people will tell you not to list your hobbies on your resume—and we respectfully disagree. Here's why.

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