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Kelly Clay

Kelly Clay is a freelance writer and social media strategist based in Seattle. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, it's only fitting that she has been obsessed with technology since before she could walk. In addition to writing for PayScale, Kelly can be found on Forbes, Twitter, and her personal blog…and usually with a cup of coffee in hand, too. 

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Most Recent Posts by Kelly Clay
  • Unemployed With an Advanced Degree? Here's How to Get Back on Track

    Every year, thousands of Americans earn advanced degrees in an effort to get better jobs and more lucrative paychecks. While these graduates may also hope that an advanced degree offers some job security, recent studies show that up to 20 percent of those who are unemployed have an advanced degree.
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  • 5 Ways to Make the Most of One-on-One Meetings

    One-on-one meetings are a critical component of communication at the office. It's one of the few moments of the week you get to check in with your employees on both a personal and professional level. As your schedule is likely packed, this half hour or hour is important to make sure your team stays on track -- but the time can fly right on by. So how can you make the most of this time?
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  • What Makes Millennials Happy at Work?

    By 2020, millennials will make up an estimated 50 percent of the workforce, according to a study by PwC. While you may have heard that Gen Y is entitled and lazy, this demographic of employees is anything but. They are incredibly entrepreneurial and tech-savvy -- and eventually will change how we work.
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  • 5 Downsides to Working for a Startup

    These days, it seems like everyone is working for a startup -- and if you aren’t, you likely know someone who is. Working for a new company with ample funding has its benefits, but it’s not always rainbows and sunshine. Here are five reasons working for a startup isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
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  • Freedom Socialist Party Pushes for $20 Minimum Wage, Posts $13-an-Hour Job

    The Freedom Socialist Party, which broke away from the United States Socialist Workers Party in 1966, has been key in helping to drive new laws across the country to raise the minimum wage. Just this year, they helped cities like Seattle pass new laws that set the minimum wage at a a whopping $15 per hour, which will be phased in by April.
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  • Starbucks to Increase Starting-Pay Rates in All US Markets Beginning in January

    Millions of Americans make ends meet every day with low-wage jobs at retail stores and restaurants. As these businesses are constantly criticized over low pay, one company is stepping up to the plate and has announced it will begin increasing starting pay beginning early next year.
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  • White House Wants to Give Unemployed 'Fair Shot' at Finding Jobs

    Even though the economy is slowly recovering from the recession, long-term unemployment remains a problem for many Americans. But the White House has a plan to fix this.
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  • Apple and Facebook to Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs

    One of the biggest draws to working and tech startups is their lucrative benefits, from fully stocked snack rooms to flexible schedules. Many of the tech giants offer even better perks, such as on-site chefs, on-site doggy daycare, and generous stock options (which means that many early employees are doing quite well financially). Now, Facebook and Apple are offering employees a perk that might trump them all: both companies will pay female employees to freeze their eggs.
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  • 3 Ways to Make It Feel Like You're Not Busy (Even When You Are)

    Let’s face it: we’re really busy. Between work, family, networking events, and finding time to eat, it seems like there’s never enough time to actually get anything done. We get stuck thinking about how much there is to do, panicking about deadlines and upcoming dentist appointments to the point that today’s projects just keep getting pushed back until tomorrow. But what if there was a way to actually trick yourself into thinking you weren’t actually that busy?
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  • How Tech Culture Is Forcing Women Out

    It’s no secret that there is a lack of women in tech. Recent data released by companies such as Twitter and Facebook show huge disparity between the number of men and women working for tech companies. While this is obviously a problem in itself, but a larger issue is looming. Women who are working in tech are leaving the industry, and never coming back -- largely because of the culture that the industry has created.
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