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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Girl reading article
TIME

5 New Books to Read After You Devour “Paper Towns” ~ Levo League

I mean, is there any other way to read Paper Towns? Like all John Green books, Paper Towns can only be devoured whole.

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TIME

10 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your First Job (When There's No ...

It’s hard to believe it was almost a year ago when I wrote, “Fears of A New Graduate.”

Paper trash bin article
TIME

Career Advice You Should Never Follow

"Don’t be a job hopper." HA!

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TIME

How to Survive If You Have More Than One Job | TIME

I never thought anything was unusual about my current working situation until I explained it to my dad.

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TIME

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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Here's a Roundup of the Best Graduation Advice for Finding Your First Job

"When people ask what your next move is, don’t be afraid to say, 'I don’t know'"...

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6 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Somewhere amidst the constant hustle of juggling long hours at work, unreliable public transportation, working out, and a social life, burnout can cause even the most confident person to feel insecure and lose self-esteem.

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Here's a Roundup of the Best Graduation Advice for Finding Your First Job

"When people ask what your next move is, don’t be afraid to say, 'I don’t know'"...

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5 Myths About Post-Grad Life

“It’s almost impossible to find a job”...

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TIME

The Best Way to Learn a New Skill on the Job

For starters, write everything down. Literally EVERYTHING.

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TIME

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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TIME

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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How to Make Your Inbox a Work of Art

I don’t want to brag, but my email inbox is one of my most complimented possessions. It baffles me when people regularly say things like, “It got lost in my inbox,” or “I have 839 unread emails.” How do you survive? How can you be productive with that kind of...

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TIME

What It Actually Feels Like to Be 23 and Living at Home

Make no mistake: I am exceptionally lucky and know it. I’m lucky to have two parents who have loved and supported me in every possible way for the past 23 years. I’m lucky to be employed, to have a place to come home to (rent-free, usually with dinner on the...

Negotiation books 2015 article
TIME

The Best Negotiation Books for 2015

If there’s one thing we believe at Levo (there are many things but sure let’s call it one), it’s that working women need to know how to negotiate and #askformore. As always, that’s far easier said than done. So we’re here to provide you with all the negotiation information you’ll...