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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: 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.
  • #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.?

  • #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.
  • #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.
  • #PayChat: The College Salary Report

    If you could go back in time to your freshman year of college, would you choose a different major? For students currently exploring your college options, is your main objective to choose a major that will make a difference in the world or lead to financial success after graduation?
  • Friend or Foe? Let's Chat About Coworkers

    Do you love your coworkers or do they cause you emotional distress? How do your relationships at work affect your daily life? Would you quit your dream job to avoid daily annoyance and/or stress caused by a coworker? Although most people claim salary to be the most important factor of job satisfaction, this issue should not be undermined.
  • #PayChat: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Are you happy at work? What factors are important to job satisfaction over the long haul? In today’s job market, it has become uncommon to work at the same company for your entire career.

  • Let's Talk Underemployment

    In today’s job market, a college degree no longer guarantees a stable and prosperous career. Many recent college graduates struggle to find work in their chosen fields, and as a result, they take less desirable jobs just to pay the bills. This Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 A.M. (PST) PayScale will address the issue of underemployment in our monthly twitter chat, #PayChat.

  • #PayChat: Does a college degree always pay off?

    It’s almost time for #PayChat, PayScale's monthly Twitter chat where we discuss your most burning questions regarding career and pay. In the past, we've discussed everything from networking to negotiation, and this Wednesday, May 29th at 10:30 a.m. (PST), we’ll talk about another important aspect of career and pay – education. We'll talk about how what you study in college affects your career prospects. Want to get advice on whether or not to go back to school or learn how to make a successful career out of a degree you already have? Join the #PayChat.

  • G+ Hangout: Is College Worth the Cost with Dale J. Stephens, Annie Favreau and Katie Bardaro

    Is college worth the cost? Last week PayScale released our annual College ROI Report which evaluates the return on investment at over 1,000 colleges and universities. When it comes time for students and parents to face the big college decision there are many factors to consider.

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