Sep 25, 2007: Monster and VocationVacations Announce ''Test-Drive Your Dream Job(R)'' Promotion
MAYNARD, Mass. & PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2007--Monster(R) and VocationVacations(R) today announced that Monster and MonsterTRAK site visitors can enter to win one of 12 Dream Jobs as part of the "Test-Drive Your Dream Job" promotion. Monster is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST) and MonsterTRAK is the division of Monster for college students and recent graduates. VocationVacations is the only company to offer workers a risk-free opportunity to try out the jobs of their dreams.
Winners of the "Test-Drive Your Dream Job" promotion will receive the opportunity for a hands-on experience in their ideal occupation under the tutelage of expert mentors, as well as airfare, three night, four day hotel accommodations for themselves and a guest at a Hilton Family Hotel and $1,000 to help kick-start their new careers. Vocationers can choose from VocationVacations' selection of 140 Dream Jobs, including:Architect Music Producer Artist and Gallery Owner Pit Crew Member Bakery Owner Pro Wrestler Live Event Coordinator Baseball Marketing Executive Restaurant Critic Bed and Breakfast Owner Songwriter Broadway Director Sports Announcer Chef TV Producer Dog Daycare Owner Wedding Coordinator Fashion Designer Wine Maker Interior Decorator A full list is available at: www.vocationvacations.com/StaticDreamJobs/current-dream-jobs.php
"Today's worker is more likely than ever before to have at least two careers in his or her lifetime. However, career-changers should plan on spending as much as one year researching and networking within their desired fields to ensure they are making informed decisions," noted Chip Smith, senior vice president, online marketing, Monster. "We are thrilled to offer VocationVacations to our visitors as a risk-free opportunity for job seekers to immerse themselves in a new career and get expert advice from established professionals."
"Our alliance with Monster to assist workers in pursuing their vocational passions is the perfect complimentary match," adds Brian Kurth, founder and president, VocationVacations. "We are excited to offer Monster visitors the opportunity to pursue their personal and professional due diligence by test driving their dream job."
To enter, participants must log into their Monster or MonsterTRAK accounts, or create a new account. Ten winners will be selected at random, and two additional winners will be chosen from entrants electing to submit video auditions for their chosen Dream Jobs. Video submissions will be judged on criteria including creativity and originality and will be posted to the site for viewing.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster(R), the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
The only company of its kind, VocationVacations is dedicated to enriching people's lives by allowing them to test-drive the job of their dreams - completely risk-free. Whether a client is seeking a new career, a unique vacation or the perfect gift for a loved one, a VocationVacations adventure provides the experience of a lifetime. More information may be found at: http://www.vocationvacations.com/
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