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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: 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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  • #PayChat: Job Hunting and Social Media

    Today a social media presence is required to land a job, but where do you begin? How do you use social media to get hired? Please join us this Wednesday, February 26th at 10:30 A.M. (PST) to discuss this topic and learn how to make the most of your job search by using social media in our monthly twitter chat, #PayChat.
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  • #PayChat: Yay or Nay to Raising the Minimum Wage?

    Americans are concerned about wages. President Obama recently spoke about this issue in a speech on the economy at a Center for American Progress event. The United States House of Representatives and the Senate are also considering legislation to raise the minimum wage in 2014. How might raising the minimum wage affect workers, businesses, socio-economic mobility, unemployment, inflation, etc.?

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  • #PayChat: Is Your Job Stressing You Out?

    Is work-related stress taking over your life? In today’s world many Americans are feeling overworked and under pressure. Heavy workloads, long hours, poor management, insufficient training and lack of resources all contribute to increased levels of stress.
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  • #PayChat: Millennials and the Challenges They Face in Today’s Workplace

    Are you struggling to launch your career? Younger generations are feeling the brunt of the sluggish economy when it comes to starting a career.
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