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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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5 Must-Have Resources for Freelancers

by Kaitlin McManus | March 27, 2020

In these uncertain times, when working from home is encouraged, freelancing can seem like a desirable way to work. Let's go over some tools freelancers will need to succeed.

4 Tips for Setting Up a Virtual Study Group

by Kaitlin McManus | March 24, 2020

School is a lot different now in this age of COVID-19, but that doesn't mean everything has to stop. Check out our tips on starting up a virtual study group with your classmates!

LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid—Learn from Mine!

by Kaitlin McManus | March 17, 2020

What better time to update your LinkedIn profile? Let me walk you through all the rookie mistakes I made and how to fix them on your profile.

5 Genuinely Productive Things to Do in Quarantine

by Kaitlin McManus | March 13, 2020

The possibility to quarantine or self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be daunting, but we've got some ways that you can fill the time productively (and hopefully cut down on some anxiety).

So Your Campus Went Remote—Now What?

by Kaitlin McManus | March 11, 2020

Campuses across the nation have decided to have students attend classes remotely. How do we adjust to this new, temporary, reality?

Professional Etiquette Basics: Unspoken Rules and How to Navigate Them

by Kaitlin McManus | February 25, 2020

Being new to the workplace means that you might not know some of the unspoken rules. Let's review some of the basics of professional etiquette so you can start your career off on the right foot.

Do You Need an Objective on Your Resume?

by Kaitlin McManus | February 17, 2020

Putting an objective on your resume has been common for the last few years, but is it necessary? Read on to find out.

Diverse Voices: A Black History Month Reading List

by Kaitlin McManus | February 11, 2020

Diverse voices are crucial in all facets of life—from the workplace to the media we consume. In honor of Black History Month, we've compiled a reading list of some of the best contemporary works by black authors.

What’s the Number One Skill Employers Seek?

by Kaitlin McManus | January 31, 2020

Employers generally want their candidates to be well rounded, with a variety of skills and attributes. But what's the one that they value most? Read on to find out.

What Even Is Business Casual?

by Kaitlin McManus | January 24, 2020

Business casual is slowly becoming the standard for office dress codes. But what does it mean, really? We break down the dos and don'ts of business casual.

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