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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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7 Apps to Aid Your Legal Job Search

by Kaitlin McManus | February 23, 2021

Searching for a job in the legal industry is stressful, no matter how you slice it. Check out these apps that can help you get organized and ace your interviews.

The Dark Side of Productivity

by Kaitlin McManus | January 12, 2021

Productivity is something that most people strive for in their day. But too much of a good thing can have mental health repercussions.

Four Methods of Combatting Imposter Syndrome

by Kaitlin McManus | December 29, 2020

Imposter syndrome is sneaky and insidious. Here are four methods for combatting it.

3 Tips for Balancing Life and Work While Working from Home

by Kaitlin McManus | November 23, 2020

It's easy for work/life balance to feel out of whack when working from home. Check out these three tips to keep the scales from tipping too far.

Three Things to Consider When Asking for a Job Reference

by Kaitlin McManus | November 20, 2020

Asking for a reference when job hunting can be a little awkward, so check out our tips on how to make the most of it.

3 Ways to Check in on Your Co-Workers’ Mental Health

by Kaitlin McManus | October 26, 2020

The pandemic focused a spotlight on mental health in the workplace. We learned to be kinder, more patient, and to check in on our co-workers more often.

The 5 Worst Networking Connections—And How to Handle Them

by Kaitlin McManus | September 29, 2020

Networking is all about forging connections. But what if you'd rather not with certain people? Here's how to handle professionally some of the worst of contacts in your network.

10 Campus Novels for Those Missing School

by Kaitlin McManus | September 16, 2020

As students return to school for the fall, whether virtually or in person, it's obvious campus has changed. So we've rounded up some of the best campus novels to try and bring the magic of back-to-school season back.

Zoom Call Bingo (With Cards!) for Your Next Meeting

by Kaitlin McManus | July 24, 2020

How many Zoom call clichés can you rack up on your next virtual meeting or class? Includes varying sheets so you can play with your friends!

5 Things Students Lose While Learning Remotely

by Kaitlin McManus | July 22, 2020

Students and educators did an amazing job of adapting to remote learning last semester, but the adjustment was a huge one. Read on for some crucial aspects of higher education that students might miss out on with remote learning.