Looking for a good job is a lot like looking for a spouse, but even more so. When you decide on a new job you've immediately tied your financial future to your new employer. You've decided where you will live for about half of your waking hours every work day. You've decided who you will talk to each day, who you'll probably eat lunch with every day, who your new working friends will be -- the people who will probably see more of you than your own spouse, children or pets.
Much like picking a spouse, your future happiness depends a lot on your choice. Pick the right one and your life could be heaven on earth. Pick the wrong one, your world becomes a living hell.
The difference between getting a new job and getting married is this: Few of us get a marriage proposal after the first or second date.
So it's quite refreshing to find a new job search website that treats finding a job like finding a relationship. Path.to describes itself as "eHarmony for IT jobs." Much like a relationship website, it uses compatibility scores to help match employers with future employees.
Registration is free for job seekers. Companies that want to use the service pay a fee comparable to other job websites.
Path.to has already launched in several IT markets across the United States. It just opened in Texas, Boulder, Denver and Los Angeles last week. It will be open for service in Atlanta and Raleigh August 28th and in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. after Labor Day.
This new website features interactive design, software engineering and IT job opportunities from more than 400 companies in the major tech markets like Boston, Chicago, New York, and Silicon Valley.
If you're looking to change jobs, be certain to browse through the new articles here for tech careers on About.com. We've just updated new salary guides for IS management salaries,DBA salaries and web developer salaries with more to come soon.
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