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  • Career Lessons From the Instagram vs. Vine Fiasco
    Being strategic isn't just for businesses: professionals can also use these tactics to increase their marketability and advance their careers. The Instagram vs. Twitter/Vine debacle is a great example of how companies use strategy to get ahead of the competition. These social media giants are constantly at each other's throats trying to out-do the other with new features and capabilities. We'll examine these tactics and explain how job seekers can use them to get a leg up on the competition.
  • Quora Question of the Week: What Are Your Favorite Methods for Looking Busy at Work?
    Even if you're excellent at your job, you're probably not fully immersed in your work every second of the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's in your best interests, however, to look like you're busy, even when you're just catching up on your Facebook feed. PayScale turned to the Quora community for some tricks that will help you look like you're working hard, even when you're hardly working.
  • Why Networking on LinkedIn Is a Great Career Move
    LinkedIn is one of the first and most well-known professional social networking sites in existence today, with more than 225 million users and 300-plus million company pages. Additionally, because of its vastness and popularity, LinkedIn has become a powerful tool for recruiters to locate candidates. How can one benefit from this enormous network of professionals and employers, you ask? Let’s take a look at the many ways LinkedIn can help you enhance your career.
  • 5 Best Cities for New College Grads

    Got your heart set on living in a big (or biggish) city after graduation, but don't feel like spending every penny of your graduation money on new digs in a tough job market? A recent Business Insider story ranked the best cities for new grads, in terms of mean annual income, median rent, and unemployment. Here are the top picks.

  • The Importance of Internships From Lauren Berger,
    We had the chance to chat with Lauren Berger, "The Intern Queen," to get her input on the role that internships play in preparing college students for successful careers. Here's what the internship expert had to say.
  • What's Trending on Twitter - Seattle Sun Tan Text Campaign Win, Myspace 2.0, and
    In this week's roundup of trending Twitter topics, we discuss: a tanning salon that generated nearly $200,000 in new revenue in less than a month, via a text-based marketing campaign; Myspace 2.0 launching a sleek new social music site; and Kanye West's newest album leak.
  • Happy Hour for Employees
    Restaurants have a well-deserved reputation for employees who party with each other after hours, and celebrate holidays and other occasions together. A growing trend in the modern workplace, regardless of industry, is to encourage happy hour for employees as much as once per week.
  • 4 Tips from Teen Moguls that the Rest of Us Could Learn From

    Gen Y is often unfairly characterized as a generation of lazy and spoiled young people who expect all things, including success, to be handed to them. However, as recently explored in PayScale’s Gen Y data, 15% of management positions are currently being filled by the Gen Y age group, with the average salary of $39,700 being earned. Additionally, Millennials have been inventing and becoming overnight millionaires almost regularly. Is it possible that we could learn more about business and success from this generation?

  • 3 Odd Ways Some Millennials Sabotage Job Interviews

    There's no doubt that Generation Y is improving our workplace. Their comfort with digital technology, always-on mentality, and entrepreneurial spirit have the potential to revitalize how companies do business -- that is, if they can get through the door in the first place.

  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?
    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
  • Young America's Job Crisis
    U.S. youngsters are having a tougher time finding work than their counterparts in other wealthy, large economies. What's going on here? In the land of plenty, shouldn't young talent have a smorgasbord of job offerings to choose from?
  • Student Loan Reform: It's About Time
    The national student debt now stands at more than $1 trillion. It marked the first time in U.S. history that college debt outnumbered credit card debt. A bill making its way through Congress aims to help Americans better deal with that burden of college debt.
  • Will This Generation Be Poorer Than Their Parents?

    The goal of every parent is to give their kids more than they had. But no amount of parental generosity can erase the fact that Gen Y is falling behind previous generations in terms of building wealth.

  • 3 Successful College Dropouts from Gen Y

    They're not as familiar as Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. You might not even know their names, but these young college dropouts pretty much run the internet.

  • Should You Tell Your Boss You're Starting a Business?
  • Battling Underemployment in Today's Market

    The person who made your latte this morning likely holds a college degree that has nothing to do with being a barista. Nearly 13 percent of 18-29 year-olds can't find work. Even worse, nearly half of all American graduates in 2010 held jobs for which they were overqualified and underpaid. Put simply, they were underemployed. What exactly does it mean to be underemployed and what does that mean for your future?

  • An Easy Solution to the Empty Resume Problem

    There's no tougher time to write a resume than when you're just starting out. Even if you have great grades, tons of applicable skills, and a passion to learn, it's pretty hard to disguise the fact that, in terms of actual work experience, your CV is pretty bare. Don't fall back on that 18-point font just yet, however: Thanks to the great minds at 99u, we now have the perfect way to bulk up a skinny resume.

  • Holiday Gift Budgets Reflect Sluggish Economy

    The dishes are clean, the leftovers are long gone, and holiday excitement is in the air. Today is Cyber Monday, the day many websites have their own Black Friday-esque deals and steals. With holiday gift giving on our minds here at the PayScale office, we wondered how budgets have changed since last year. Would our users be spending more on gifts this year?

  • Keep Gen Y from Running for the Door

    Many employers complain that their youngest workers are the fastest to leave. But what makes Gen Y so quick to bolt? Are they lazy or is it that they are just unchallenged?

  • Friends With Your Coworkers on Facebook? You're Probably an American

    Citizens of these United States are the most comfortable being connecting with their coworkers online, at least in the younger demographic.