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Paloma Featured on Willamette Week: What if Finding a Fulfilling Job Could Be Fun?

We're thrilled to share some exciting news: Paloma has been featured in a recent article by Willamette Week! We're honored to have caught the attention of such a respected publication, and we couldn't be more delighted to share our story with a broader audience.

In the fast-paced world of modern careers, the search for a fulfilling job can often feel like an elusive quest. Willamette Week captures this sentiment perfectly: "For today’s professionals, finding a fulfilling career is like chasing a white whale." It's a sentiment many of us can relate to — the challenges of being judged solely on resumes and job titles, an experience that often leaves professionals feeling unheard and unseen.

Paloma: Where Authenticity Meets Innovation

At Paloma, we believe in a different approach. Our co-founders, Jana Chapman and Alyssa Varela McKee, envisioned a hiring process devoid of unnecessary biases. In the words of Alyssa, "Our vision is to create a hiring process built on authenticity. That means no resume, keywords, or job titles: removing any unnecessary biases. Paloma will create that space." This commitment to authenticity has been the driving force behind our innovative platform, creating a safe haven for professionals to explore opportunities based on genuine connections.

The Impact of the Executive MBA Program

Paloma's journey, from concept to reality, was shaped significantly by the Executive MBA program at the University of Oregon. Both Jana and Alyssa credit their experiences and mentorship received during this program as catalysts for Paloma's evolution. It's more than just education; it's a transformative experience that enabled them to translate their vision into a tangible, groundbreaking solution.

Why Paloma is Different

The article highlights what sets Paloma apart in the competitive landscape. Unlike other platforms that offer temporary relief or introduce new biases, Paloma stands out by eliminating the need for resumes and promoting confidentiality in the job search process. By embracing the 'Job Curious' demographic — professionals open to exploring new paths — Paloma addresses the frustrations that come with unclear job postings and lack of response in traditional hiring methods.

Our Vision for the Future

We're not just revolutionizing hiring; we're ushering in a new era of possibilities. Our goal is to empower individuals to discover their true potential, providing a safe space for self-reflection and exploration. Paloma’s commitment to authenticity and human connection resonates with the future workforce, particularly with Millennials and Gen Z, who seek meaningful, values-driven careers.

Join Us in Redefining the Way We Hire

At Paloma, we believe in a future where people are valued for who they are, not just what they do. Together, let's ditch the traditional hiring norms, celebrate individuality, and pave the way for a workforce that loves where they work.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Willamette Week for recognizing our vision and sharing our story with their readers. As we celebrate this milestone, we invite professionals and companies alike to join us on this transformative journey. Together, let's redefine the way we hire, fostering authentic connections and empowering individuals to find careers that truly create fulfillment.

Read the full Willamette Week article here and stay tuned for more updates from Paloma as we continue our mission to revolutionize the world of work. Thank you for being a part of our story!

- The Paloma Team

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