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Melanie (Jordan) Grant, MA

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     Applicant Reactions to Biodata Item Types  

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My degree in I/O Psych with an emphasis in personnel selection has been of great benefit to me in growing the mindset of this company from a small, family owned company to a professional corporation that can compete and excel in the international marketplace.  My thesis dealt with applicant reactions to biodata employment testing.  I took my knowledge of employment testing and selection, gained at CSULB, and moved into the corporate in-house recruiting arena.  From there, I moved on to PureOlogy where I have been able to demonstrate that in order for a company to grow, succeed and move to the next level it is vitally important to find and bring on board people with the skills and foresight to take you to that next level.  In addition, a company needs to grow the skills of current employees to allow them to be an asset in the company’s growth.   On the personal side, I am happily married to my wonderful husband Gary (ya – like he hasn’t heard every Cary Grant joke you can think of…  His father wanted to name him Cary but Mom said "No Way!", so they went with Gary after Gary Cooper – his father’s favorite actor).  I also have an adorable 8 year old adopted son, Murphy who has 4 legs, floppy ears and a short stubby Cocker Spaniel tail who looks just like his Mother.   I believe that a MA in I/O Psych can open a multitude of doors for you and take you in a number of rewarding directions.  Good Luck!