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Brian Steel

Brian is the Social Media Manager at PayScale and he most often writes about the monthly #PayChat topic. He holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Media from the University of Washington. When he is not busy Tweeting, Facebooking or blogging, you might find him playing music around the Seattle area at various “divey” establishments.

Most Recent Posts by Brian Steel
  • #PayChat: College ROI

    How does where or what you study in college affect your career? Do you need to go back to school or can you learn how to make a successful career with a degree you already have?
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  • #PayChat: Salary Negotiation

    What is the best way to get the salary you deserve? Surprisingly, the answer is rather simple. Ask for it. PayScale.com recently surveyed 31,000 users to find out how many people have asked for a raise. We analyzed and published the results in this comprehensive Salary Negotiation Guide. The findings are alarming. Over half of the total survey respondents (57%) have never asked for an increase in pay. On the other hand, 75% of individuals who asked for a raise received some type of salary increase. Clearly, if you do not ask, you do not have a chance at getting the paycheck you deserve.

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  • #PayChat: Millennials at Work

    How are Millennials faring in today’s workplace compared to Gen Xers and Baby Boomers? Millennials entering the workforce today face many challenges such as unemployment, underemployment, and stiff competition for decent paying jobs.
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  • #PayChat: College Outcomes

    PayScale recently released our annual College Salary Report, which ranks colleges and majors by post-graduate earning potential. This year we have expanded the report to include 2-year, 4-year, and graduate degree rankings.

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  • #PayChat: The Skills Gap

    There are many factors that contribute to the skills gap. The issue is complex. On the one hand, employers believe that educational institutions are not preparing students for careers in today’s work world. On the other hand, colleges and universities say that it is their job to teach students how to think and not to provide practical job training. Schools believe that many companies have cut back on job training due to budget restraints. Whose responsibility is it to ensure that recent graduates are prepared for today’s work world?
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  • #PayChat: Money or Meaning?

    What’s your dream job? Does it pay well and also fulfill your soul? Is it possible to do what you love and make a decent living? Is a lucrative job that is also meaningful a privilege just for a select few?
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  • #PayChat: Are You Engaged at Work?

    Do you feel appreciated at work, or do you find yourself staring at the clock, waiting for the work day to be over? If it's the latter, it time to start thinking about what your dream job would be, if you could do anything at all.
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  • #PayChat: Productivity at Work

    Is it time for spring career cleaning? We’re a month in to the second quarter of 2014 and it may be just the right time to regroup and ensure you’re on track to achieve your career goals. Please join us this Wednesday, April 30th at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) to discuss productivity in our monthly twitter chat, #PayChat.
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  • #PayChat: Examining the Value of a College Degree

    These days, many people question the value of a college education. Is it worth the cost, and how should the value of a college degree be measured?
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  • Careers in Social Media

    You’re a social WHAT?! Not long ago if you tried explaining the role of a Social Media Manager to your parents or someone from their generation, you were likely to get a blank stare, a look of serious confusion, or a flood of questions. Insta WHAT?! Facebook WHO?! My, how the times have changed. Social media is now a daily norm for most people, influencing many facets of personal and professional life. According to LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing was the hottest skill of 2013.

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