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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 Recession-Proof Industries

by Kaitlin McManus | December 03, 2019

Rumors of an eventual economic downturn have been cropping up in the last half of this year. These five industries have weathered past recessions well, which may make them stable options to consider if the economy dips.

How to Network at Family Gatherings

by Kaitlin McManus | November 26, 2019

Being on the job hunt is tough, but luckily the holidays are just around the corner! Family gatherings are a great networking opportunity—check out our advice on navigating the holidays while looking for a job.

How to Answer the “What Are Your Future Career Goals?” Interview Question

by Kaitlin McManus | November 26, 2019

"What are your future career goals?" is a common interview question, and a question you should be asking yourself. Read on to hear our advice on answering this question in an interview.

Six Ways to Make People Like You

by Kaitlin McManus | November 22, 2019

Likeability is an important trait to have in the workplace—it makes everything easier. Check out these tips from Dale Carnegie on how to get the people you work with to like you.

7 Volunteer Opportunities for College Students

by Kaitlin McManus | November 19, 2019

Taking time to give back to the community during college is important—both because it's a noble cause and because it enriches your college experience. Check out these ways you can lend a hand around campus and your community.

Legal Career Spotlight: General Counsel of State Farm

by Kaitlin McManus | November 18, 2019

What is it like to work as in-house counsel? In this interview, Steve McManus—Senior Vice President and General Counsel at State Farm—shares insights on his career path, details on his responsibilities, advice for those hoping to go in-house, and more.

5 Interview Wardrobe Must-Haves

by Kaitlin McManus | November 18, 2019

Making a good impression at an interview is important—and the outfit you wear can be a big part of that. Check out these five basics to keep on hand when you're shopping around for a new position.

Are You Career Ready?

by Kaitlin McManus | November 12, 2019

"Career readiness" is a buzzword around college campuses, but what does it actually mean? Here, we break down the eight core competencies that make up one's readiness to join the workforce.

Creepy Commute: A Spooky Reading List

by Kaitlin McManus | October 30, 2019

Your commute might be a horror show, but these spooky reads are just the ticket for when traffic is a nightmare.

The Magic Words to Use in Interviews

by Kaitlin McManus | October 28, 2019

Oftentimes, there's no right answer to interview questions. And relying on stock phrases can be a recipe for disaster. But there are certain notes that it can be really useful to hit on when interviewing for a position, and we've gathered up five to keep in mind.

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