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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
  • How Aging Parents Impact Womens' Careers

    It’s not always about “Leaning In.” Sometimes it’s about caring for those you love. Is it true women in the prime of their earning years are more likely than men to take a break and care for their aging parents, and if so, how does that affect the ecosystem of the working world and our economy?
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  • Want to Work for a Great Company? Here Are 7 Things to Look For

    There are lots of variables that go into creating the best working environment. How do we judge what a great company looks like? What makes for a happy employee? What makes a great boss?
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  • Create a Career You Feel Great About

    The thought of trying to find your perfect career can be overwhelming. It helps if you keep in mind that everyone’s idea of The Perfect Career is different and there are many ways to get there. Here are some ideas on how to end up doing what you love, no matter where you are on your career path at the moment.
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  • 5 Easy Ways to Ask for Time Off This Summer

    While your kids may be on vacation, you probably are not. However, that doesn't mean you can't ask for time off to spend with your family. Here are a few ways to ask for a few days off this summer.
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  • North America’s 5 Smartest Cities

    More and more, people are migrating to cities. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in one by 2050. It’s a compelling reason cities for cities to concentrate on acquiring better mobile technology and optimized infrastructure. In short, cities need to get smarter.
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  • Leveling the Playing Field for Working Women

    Although we're a long way from total pay equality, there are still some professions that pay women as much as their male counterparts, if not more. Here are some of the best industries that are exercising fair pay.
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  • Google Still Searching for Diversity

    After Google recently released their workforce statistics, it was a pretty clear that white males comprise a majority of the company. The news is not surprising, as it reflects a problem that plagues most of Silicon Valley.
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  • A Tweet 45 Days in the Making

    To most of us, social media is a fun distraction: a place where we can post pictures from our vacation, engage in discussions about our favorite television shows, or follow the news on our favorite sports team. For social media managers, it’s a battlefield, where the stakes are high and competition to get the attention of consumers is constantly waged.
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  • SAT Critics Need to Wise Up

    The College Board recently made an announcement about its plans to change the SAT starting spring of 2016. Many believe this news is in response to mounting pressure from critics of standardized testing. Yet, those who have been most critical about tests like the SAT seem to be missing the point.
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  • Afterhours Activities That Can Get You Canned

    Just because you’ve punched out for the evening, doesn’t mean you’re not at risk of getting fired. Many of the things that can land you in hot water at the office apply to when you’re off the clock as well. Phoenix Business Journal recently had employment law attorney and partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, Shayna Balch, detail some of the more common fireable offenses.
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