#PayChat: How to Kick Off Your Career

Are you a recent graduate trying to get your foot in the door or a student trying to figure out what you want to do with your life? Landing your first job can be challenging, nerve-wracking, stressful, and unsettling without any proper guidance. PayScale is here to help you start your career off on the right foot.

#PayChat: College ROI

How does where or what you study in college affect your career? Do you need to go back to school or can you learn how to make a successful career with a degree you already have?

#PayChat: Salary Negotiation

What is the best way to get the salary you deserve? Surprisingly, the answer is rather simple. Ask for it. PayScale.com recently surveyed 31,000 users to find out how many people have asked for a raise. We analyzed and published the results in this comprehensive Salary Negotiation Guide. The findings are alarming. Over half of the total survey respondents (57%) have never asked for an increase in pay. On the other hand, 75% of individuals who asked for a raise received some type of salary increase. Clearly, if you do not ask, you do not have a chance at getting the paycheck you deserve.

#PayChat: Millennials at Work

How are Millennials faring in today’s workplace compared to Gen Xers and Baby Boomers? Millennials entering the workforce today face many challenges such as unemployment, underemployment, and stiff competition for decent paying jobs.

#PayChat: The Skills Gap

There are many factors that contribute to the skills gap. The issue is complex. On the one hand, employers believe that educational institutions are not preparing students for careers in today’s work world. On the other hand, colleges and universities say that it is their job to teach students how to think and not to provide practical job training. Schools believe that many companies have cut back on job training due to budget restraints. Whose responsibility is it to ensure that recent graduates are prepared for today’s work world?

#PayChat: Money or Meaning?

What’s your dream job? Does it pay well and also fulfill your soul? Is it possible to do what you love and make a decent living? Is a lucrative job that is also meaningful a privilege just for a select few?

#PayChat: Are You Engaged at Work?

Do you feel appreciated at work, or do you find yourself staring at the clock, waiting for the work day to be over? If it's the latter, it time to start thinking about what your dream job would be, if you could do anything at all.