Lesson One: MonsterTRAK has the Job for You; Poll Finds Majority of Nation's College Students Will Work this Semester
MonsterTRAK provides this vast job-seeking population with job opportunities and career resources designed to meet their specific and unique needs. More than any other demographic group, college students follow non-traditional schedules and are constantly on the move. MonsterTRAK's anytime, anywhere flexibility allows students to take their search from dorm to library, and land a job on campus or in their hometown.
"Given the amount of time students spend online and their interest in employment during school and after graduation, providing a targeted online resource that offers 24/7 access to job postings and career advice makes enormous sense," said Eric Weil, President of Student Monitor. Student Monitor is the only nationally syndicated market research firm that conducts comprehensive research of the college market.
MonsterTRAK offers students the most extensive database of entry-level, part-time and internship positions available on- or offline--giving them a leg up on the job-seeking competition. Students can search job listings at industry-leading organizations including Internet start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, as well as post their resume for prospective employers nationwide to review.
"MonsterTRAK answers the needs of all college students who plan to work this semester - whether they're looking for an internship that's related to their coursework or simply a weekend job to earn extra cash" said Monster.com's Ken Ramberg, senior vice president of college products. "MonsterTRAK is the ultimate source of information and resources for entry-level job seekers. Offering everything from easy resume posting and extensive job listings to alumni networking opportunities and expert interview advice, MonsterTRAK helps job seekers establish and embark on their career path."
Unlike other online career sites, MonsterTRAK enables employers to target their job listings to students and alumni from specific campuses. This provides employers with a highly effective recruiting effort and connects job seekers with employers who are actively seeking their skills.
MonsterTRAK features include:
--JOB SEARCH TIPS - Career questions on related topics ranging from resume writing to salary negotiation are answered in the Job Search Tips area.
--CAREER CONTACT & ALUMNI NETWORK - Students in search of personalized career advice may access a database of alumni, employers, parents, and friends representing diverse career fields nationwide.
--VIRTUAL INTERVIEW TOOL - Students can practice interview skills with a simulated Q&A session--and receive instantaneous feedback.
--MAJOR-TO-CAREER CONVERTER- This tool generates a broad list of careers that might be of interest to students based on their major.
--MONSTERTRAK MESSAGE BOARDS - Students post questions and get expert advice from career center professionals and human resources executives.
--MONSTERTRAK NEWSLETTER - All registered students can opt to receive a free newsletter with career advice from the nation's top employers.
--INTERVIEWTRAK - Students can view campus interview dates, submit their resumes, and sign up for time slots via the web with InterviewTRAK.
--MONSTERTRAK CAREER GUIDE- The online tutorial offers several lessons created by career centers that not only helps students find jobs, but helps them to thrive once they've entered the workforce.
--EMPLOYER SHOWCASE - Students can research prospective companies in the Employer Showcase, which features links to corporate websites, company descriptions, job opportunities and information on submitting a resume online. More than 100 firms participate in the showcase.
--CAMPUS CHAT - MonsterTRAK features regular weekly chats hosted by Career Coach Peter Vogt.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 28 million unique visits during the month of August 2001 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster.com global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland. Monster.com is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 10,500 employees in 33 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
(1) The results of the poll are based on votes cast by MonsterTRAK users from August 20, 2001 to August 27, 2001. A total of 1056 votes were cast. The MonsterTRAK online poll asked, "Will you be taking on a job or internship for the fall semester?"
Special Note: The above statements include forward-looking statements based on current management expectations. Factors that could cause future results to differ from these expectations include the following: risks associated with acquisitions, competition and seasonality. Additional factors are described in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.