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JU’s Dr. Angela Mattia analyzes new tech job-hunting website in the Florida Times-Union

Be sure to catch the expert analysis in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, Florida Times-Union by Dr. Angela Mattia, assistant professor of Decision Sciences & Information Management at Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business. She dissects the start-up of Jacksonville-based Path.to, a website that matches employees with firms that specialize in the technology field.

Dr. Angela Mattia

“It’s very different than anything that’s ever been done. I give them a lot of credit for trying an innovative approach,” Mattia told the paper.

Path.to uses an approach not unlike that of match-making site eHarmony.com to score a tech job-hunter’s ability to match up with the goals, interests and culture of a tech business. According to the Times-Union article, the key to personifying the match is a score given all applicants running from 1 to 99. Using social aspects for business is a unique approach by Path.to.

“They’re trying to gauge their passion based on how social they are on things like Facebook and Twitter and some of the job sites that are out there specifically for programmers and technology-type people,” Mattia told the Times-Union.

To see the entire article, visit http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-11-06/story/jacksonvilles-pathto-taps-passion-personality-tech-jobs.

Dr. Mattia is a member of the Decision Science Institute, Association of Information Systems, AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design, Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society, and a past technical editor of several Oracle textbooks. Dr. Mattia has published numerous manuscripts on different information systems topics, such as system analysis and design and IS security.