Kelsey Manning

Kelsey Manning

I'm a freelance writer

covering a wide variety of topics, from business and career development to fashion and lifestyle. My work has appeared on Refinery29, TIME, Fast Company, and more. By day, I work in book publishing.

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What Successful People Talk About at Happy Hour ~ Levo League

Happy hour-ing with successful people — whether it be at an industry networking event or holiday drinks with your boss — is always fascinating.

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How To Stand Out in a Group of Extroverts ~ Levo League

When surrounded with colleagues who are outgoing, liberal with sharing ideas and just constantly chattering, allowing yourself to succumb to introverted tendencies is a dangerous path.

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6 Unusual Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself During Your Lunch Break

Capitalizing on your lunch hour as often as possible is important. That doesn’t need to mean spending a ton of money or even spending a full hour of time. It does, however, mean doing more than scarfing down a PB&J at your desk. Lunch is an opportunity to give yourself...

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10 Intelligent Questions to Ask on an Informational Interview

There’s nothing worse than asking someone to grant you an informational interview and having nothing to say. This person is sacrificing part of her day for absolutely no ostensible benefit, so you’d better make it a pleasant encounter for her, and more importantly, make her feel like she helped. ......

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10 Words That Will Make You Sound Smarter at Work

Subtitle: Without sounding like a prick. There is a special art to choosing the perfect word for a situation, particularly in the workplace. You want your vocabulary to be impressive but not so impressive it garners scoffs, professional but not stiff. It has to sound natural in context, like you’......

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I Currently Have 4 Jobs. Is This the New Normal?

I never thought anything was unusual about my current working situation until I explained it to my dad: “Well, I’m working at Hachette Monday through Thursday 9-5, I do work for Kate White on the commute back and forth, during my lunch break, and on Fridays, and I write for...

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What 9 Millennials Did After College (Instead of Starting a Full-Time Job)

“So…do you know what you’re doing next year?” Sound familiar? If you’re about to graduate from college, I have no doubt that it does. That question and I became intimately acquainted last year around this time when I was preparing to graduate from Notre Dame. And did I have an...

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6 Real-Life Job Interview Horror Stories

In an ideal world, you would walk into an interview, answer every question perfectly—dazzling everyone in their seats—and get an offer with amazing stock options before you even leave the building. Take the filter off, though, and most of the time you’re nervous, maybe even a little sweaty, and y......

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10 Books From High School You Must Read Again

For someone who loves to read and majored in Great Books in college, I distinctly remember doing a lot of skimming in high school. Maybe it was the books themselves I didn’t like (The Yearling fills me with both boredom and rage), or maybe I was just lazy. But hidden...

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“The Worst Career Advice I’ve Ever Gotten”

I asked dozens of people across many industries and spanning three generations one simple question: What is the worst career advice you’ve ever gotten? From the too timid to the downright offensive, these are our favorites. [Related: Career Advice You Should Never Follow] 1. “‘Hard work alone equ......

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Your Ultimate Checklist for Getting a Promotion

Now that you’ve changed your mindset toward getting a promotion, you’re probably thinking okay—now what? What steps can I take right now to start positioning myself for a bump up the ladder? How can I assure that when a job I am supremely qualified for opens up, I won’t be...

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42 Little Things You Can Do Today to Find Your Passion

Happy 2016, my friends. Still in the process of discovering your passion? Great, let’s get started. [Related: A Simple Equation to Help You Find Your Passion] 1.  Notice what your body is telling you.  “Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking......