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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
  • Americans Are 40 Percent Poorer Than Before the Recession

    In recent months, there have been many indications that the economy has recovered from the recent recession, as over 300,000 jobs were added in November and unemployment is at its lowest in nearly a decade. But are these jobs allowing Americans to live well?
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  • New Research Shows That Diversity in Tech Is Getting Worse

    Top tech companies tried for years to keep their diversity numbers private, with a few even going so far as to start a lawsuit to prevent a reporter from investigating, claiming it could possibly hurt their companies if competitors got insight into their business practices.
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  • The Robots Are Coming! 5 Jobs That Will Be Replaced in the Future

    If you're a working person, you probably already know that you're not indispensable. There's always someone coming up behind you on the ladder, with newer skills and lower salary expectations. In the future, however, you might not be competing solely with other humans. Jobs ranging from cleaning person to airline pilot could be taken over by robotics, reports Mashable, citing an Oxford Research prediction that 45 percent of U.S. jobs could be computer-automated by 2033.
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  • Want an Insane Tech Internship Salary? Go Into STEM

    If you're a brilliant STEM-focused student close to graduating, good news: You could make as much or more than the median American household income as an intern for a tech company. According to the Census Bureau, for the average American, that was a little over $4,000 per month, or $51,371, in 2012.
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  • Where Are Young College Grads Living? It's Not Where You Think

    Younger workers often flock to urban centers, trading the lower housing costs of the suburbs for the excitement (and easier commutes) of city life. But, which cities millennial workers are choosing may surprise you.
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  • What Uber Looks for in Employees

    Uber is one of those companies that everyone loves -- and at the same time, everyone loves to hate. The past few weeks, the company has been embroiled in a media frenzy, after Emil Michael, an Uber executive, made personal threats to a well-respected female tech journalist. After, Uber announced that Michael would not be fired.
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  • Why Computer Engineer Barbie Might Be a Good Thing for Girls (Despite the Controversy)

    It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields. Diversity reports from companies such as Google and Yahoo reveal dismal numbers. While the companies themselves need to work on encouraging women to apply for and stay in computer science jobs, society as a whole will have to do better at inspiring women and girls to pursue their interest in tech. One popular way of doing so has been to use toys as role models. But as the recent flap over Computer Engineer Barbie shows, you can't just slap a new coat of paint on an old, bad idea and call it equality.
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  • The Benefits of Training Others at the Office

    One of the best, tried-and-true ways to excel at what you do is explain it to someone else. Oftentimes, we go through our jobs -- which can include detailed systems and processes -- without realizing what we are actually doing. If you are years or decades deep into your career, much of your expertise may be "all in your head" -- and you may not even realize there’s a better way to do something, opening up the opportunity to excel more and even advance higher up the ladder.
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  • Why (and How) You Should Use Email Templates at Work

    Whether you realize it or not, we spend a large portion of our day dealing with email. In fact, a 2012 survey by McKinsey found that desk workers spent an average of 28 percent of their work weeks buried in email. But how much of this time is spent sending the same thing over and over again? While it would be helpful to cut down on the number of emails you receive, you could also save yourself even more time by reducing the effort spent replying to each email.
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  • This App Can Help You Network Better

    Ever been about to walk into a meeting or job interview, yet had no idea who you were about to talk to? Most people would tell you to prep for a meeting by looking at the participants' LinkedIn profiles to get a sense of what they do, what they’ve done, and a little bit about their educational background to see if you have anything in common. But what if there was an app that did actually did all that legwork for you?
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