Finding “The One” can
be difficult, not to mention stressful. It requires patience, optimism and a
real understanding of what you’re looking for so that, in the end, both parties
can be satisfied. Thankfully, the Internet has come along to streamline the
selection process for everyone out there looking to settle down.
I am, of course, talking about looking for a job. Like
looking for love, finding one’s ideal job is hardly an easy task; even if
someone knows exactly what they want, it isn’t always readily available.
The folks behind Path.To realized this, and recently
launched the Web’s first online job search service that provides job seekers
with unique compatibility scores that will help them discover the opportunity
that is just right for them. In other words, this is like eHarmony for job seekers.
The new Path.To Score ranking system will analyze each
applicants individual characteristics, as well as those of each business and
unique position available, to ultimately match up the top talent with the top
Path.To will determine
the Score primarily based on three different criteria:
- Social Graph
Path.To will be able to utilize a user’s interests from their Facebook and
Twitter accounts, as well as their contributions and reputations on online
professional communities (including Behance, Dribbble, Forrst and Github) to
get an idea of the applicant’s interest level in professional topics.
- Personality The
service will also identify and incorporate information about what a user finds
important at their next position, which can be anything from dress code to
office culture to benefits, which will allow them to better match applicants
with their ideal work environments.
- Skills and Experience
While Path.To will obviously highlight an applicant’s work experience and
education, the service will also focus on specific skills that each unique
position requires, enabling users to show off their experience through
Currently, Path.To is only available in the San Francisco
Bay Area and works exclusively with the interactive design, software
engineering and IT professions. This is in large part because of the rapid
growth that many companies, both emerging and established, in the Silicon Valley are currently undergoing. The service
plans to expand into other markets, most notably Chicago
and New York,
by the end of 2012.
At present, there are jobs being featured by over 100
different tech companies on Path.To. Who knows, maybe one of them is right for