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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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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.

4 Ways to Get Leadership Experience as a Student

by Kaitlin McManus | April 23, 2019

Most jobs require some kind of leadership experience—but how are you supposed to get it in the first place? Here we cover some ways students can prepare to lead the pack.

Legal Career Paths: From 'You're Fired' to Social Media Maven

by Kaitlin McManus | April 23, 2019

Adrian Dayton, founder of Clearview Social, sat down with us to talk about his career, the intersection of social media and the legal industry, and pursuing your passions.

10 Awesome Spotify Playlists to Listen to at Work

by Kaitlin McManus | April 09, 2019

Some good tunes can be crucial to crushing your work day. We gathered up some of the best Spotify playlists out there perfect for the 9-5 grind or a long study session.

Legal Career Spotlight: TV News Correspondent to Divorce Attorney to Political Candidate

by Kaitlin McManus | April 09, 2019

We chat with Kristen Browde about her remarkable career path, from CNN's first Supreme Court correspondent, to her divorce practice, to a run for local office in New York.

Should You Apply for That Job? [Infographic]

by Kaitlin McManus | April 05, 2019

For every legitimate job listing out there, there are also countless scams. Check out this flowchart to see if that dream job listing really is too good to be true.

How Do You Run for Office? Five Key Take-Aways from the Women Running for Office Conference

by Kaitlin McManus | April 02, 2019

Have you ever considered running for office? The Columbia Law Women's Association put together a conference to answer your questions about the process.

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