CEO of Palo Alto Staffing Services Featured in Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

November 26, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Palo Alto, CA (PRLeap) November 26, 2008 Cathy Searby, CEO of Palo Alto Staffing Services, was selected by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal to share important insight with job seekers in the Silicon Valley area.

Searby founded Palo Alto Staffing Services 30 years ago, and is a veteran recruiter in the Silicon Valley area. The company is woman-operated and specializes in recruiting executive assistants, office managers, administrative assistants, legal secretaries, receptionists, accounting and HR professionals in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and East Bay.

The CEO emphases the importance of keeping skills current. For example, Searby explains there is a growing demand for executive assistants with strong technical skills. This is because executives need to stay connected while traveling, and technology increases the efficiency of communication. She also notes the requirement for a four year degree is rising.

"Individuals need to know what talents and skills they have to offer an employer," comments Searby. "Prepare, prepare, prepare for each interview with internet research, and do quick follow-ups in a personal fashion. Also tap into online networking opportunities such as LinkedIn, MySpace and Facebook. And don't forget your alumni association which offers career centers and coaches."

Searby explains that technology is still the leader in the Silicon Valley. However, there are many unique sectors on the rise such as green tech, biotech and social networking firms

For more information about Cathy Searby and Palo Alto Staffing Services, visit www.wehire.com or call 650.493.0223.

About Cathy Searby:
Cathy Searby earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina. She is the founder and CEO of Palo Alto Staffing, a woman-operated company specializing in recruiting executive assistants, office managers, administrative assistants, legal secretaries, receptionists, accounting and HR professionals in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and East Bay. The company has earned a reputation as the premier source for administrative professionals for the Silicon Valley, San Jose and San Francisco area.