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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: 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?
  • 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.

  • #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.


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