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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3041247 poster p 1 2015 resolutions for my first post grad year article
Fast Company

How To Stay Sane (And Hopeful) Early In Your Career

Since graduating from the University of Notre Dame in May, I was passed over for what I thought was my dream job.

3048956 poster p 1 10 words that will make you sound smarter at work article
Fast Company

10 Words That Will Make You Sound Smarter At Work | Fast ...

Sounding like the smartest person in the room without sounding like a pompous jerk is a delicate balance.

3047931 poster p 1 how to can crack the code to get a promotion article
Fast Company

How To Crack The Code To Get A Promotion

You can only hear the same story so many times before you realize that a major mindset shift is in order

3045272 poster p 1 10 ways to stay motivated during your first job article
Fast Company

10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job | Fast Company ...

10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job | F...

3047710 poster p 1 the pros and cons of exercising before and after work article
Fast Company

Which Is Better, Exercising Before Or After Work? | Fast Company ...

Early birds can never seem to say enough about the joys of morning exercise. Like, we get it, you’re super awake right now.

3048500 poster p 1 is your boss bringing you down or pushing you forward article
Fast Company

Is Your Boss Bringing You Down Or Pushing You Forward? | Fast ...

Having been blessed with a parade of truly terrific bosses, I know how vital a supportive manager is to your overall job experience and development, especially in the early stages of your career.

3041809 poster p 1 10 smart questions that make an informational interview valuable article
Fast Company

10 Smart Questions That Make An Informational Interview Valuable ...

There’s nothing worse than asking someone to grant you an informational interview and having nothing to say.

3034213 poster p 1 the best thing i did after being passed over for my dream job article
Fast Company

The Best Thing I Did After Being Passed Over For My Dream Job ...

A couple of weeks ago, I had just completed two interviews for what I still believe would have been my dream job.

3046534 poster p 1 what new college graduates wish you would say about finding a job article
Fast Company

What New College Graduates Wish You Would Say About Finding A Job

Trust me, your kids are just as eager to find a job as you are for them to have one.

3046303 poster p 1 5 common misconceptions about post grad life article
Fast Company

5 Common Misconceptions About Post-Grad Life

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of hearing about how much being a millennial sucks.

3036938 poster p 1 how to almost achieve inbox zero article
Fast Company

How To (Almost) Achieve Inbox Zero

A world where your inbox is organized and not overflowing with unread messages is possible. Here's how to get there....

3036245 poster p 1 i currently have 4 jobs is this the new normal article
Fast Company

I Have Four Jobs. . . Is This The "New Economy"?

The days of the 9-5 workday might be over, as the new generation of workers delves into many industries, interests, and side hustles....

3038592 poster p 1 learning to code on the job article
Fast Company

How I Learned To Code On The Job

What happens when you realize you don't have the coding skills for your new job? This....

3044777 poster p 1 six books to help you improve your negotiation skills article
Fast Company

Six Books To Help You Improve Your Negotiation Skills

Negotiating your salary or a raise is one of the biggest conversations of your career, these books can help you close the deal....

3052675 poster p 2 what happened when i said yes to everything for a week article
Fast Company

What Happened When I Said Yes To Everything For A Week

Would a week of agreeing to every assignment and social event leave you frazzled, or give you more unique opportunities?...