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April 24, 2012 11:10 ET

Path.To Launches "eHarmony for Jobs" Introducing a Compatibility Score to Match the Top Talent With the Top Opportunities

Backed by $1.5 Million in Strategic Financing From Adecco, Path.To Features Positions From More Than 100 Bay Area Companies, Including Eventbrite, Evernote, Lytro and Uber; Company Addresses Silicon Valley's Hiring Dilemma by Exclusively Catering to Interactive Designers, Software Engineers and IT Professionals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Philosopher Confucius once said "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." In order to help today's professional achieve this level of happiness, Path.To has launched the industry's first online job service that includes a unique compatibility score to connect the top talent with the top jobs. Currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area and developed exclusively for the interactive design, software engineering and IT professions, the company features jobs at more than 100 companies including Eventbrite, Evernote, Lytro and Uber. Path.To is free for consumers and will roll out in other markets, including Chicago and New York, throughout 2012.

Additionally, Path.To announced a $1.5 million strategic investment from Adecco, the world's leading provider of HR solutions.

Path.To caters to Silicon Valley companies -- from emerging to established -- that are in strong need of designers and other top tech talent to support their rapid growth. Distinct from traditional job services, Path.To features the "Path.To Score," a ranking system that analyzes the unique characteristics of each applicant, business and position to determine compatibility. The Score evolves by tracking user and company preference and takes into account:

  • Social Graph: By tapping into a user's interests on Twitter and Facebook, and their contributions and reputation on other online professional communities including Behance, Dribbble, Forrst and Github, Path.To has a better understanding of an applicant's passion for professionally related topics.

  • Personality: Path.To identifies and incorporates information about what is important to the user in their next position such as dress code, benefits and culture to better pair applicants with companies that closely match their ideal place to work.

  • Skills and Experience: In addition to highlighting work experience and education, Path.To focuses on the specific skills needed to succeed at each position and enables users to showcase their experience through skills-based endorsements.

"We are doing for hiring what eHarmony did for online dating," said Darren Bounds, Founder of Path.To. "We get a much deeper understanding of an applicant's personality and professional background, and combine it with our knowledge of a company's culture and needs to match the right person for the right job."

Armed with unique insight into potential candidates, Path.To improves a company's recruiting process by avoiding many of the challenges that arise when searching for the right employee. "Companies succeed based on the strength of their designers and software engineers but it is difficult for employers to get a visual understanding of a candidate's work and skills from traditional recruiting processes," Bounds continued. "Path.to acts as an intelligent filter that matches companies to the top talent that is so essential for their growth."

About Path.To
Path.To connects the right people with the right job opportunities through personalized recommendations that deliver the best and most compatible matches for talent and businesses. Through a deeper and more meaningful understanding of each applicant and business, Path.To surfaces only the most relevant job opportunities -- making the job search more effective and targeted, and saving everyone time. For more information visit www.path.to

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