Monster Helps New Year's Job Seekers Keep Resolutions; New survey shows one-third of active job seekers surveyed landed a job offer through Monster; Monster to enhance 2006 ad campaign with survey findings
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2006--Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), today announced survey results that demonstrate the success job seekers have had using Monster.
An independent, nationwide survey conducted by comScore Networks reveals that during a six-month timeframe (May-October 2005):-- Nearly one-third (32 percent) of active users who posted a searchable resume got a job offer through Monster. -- Nine out of ten respondents who visited the top three online job sites used Monster. -- Monster users who posted a searchable resume were twice as likely to get interviews - and job offers -versus those who didn't post a resume. -- Nearly as many seekers got interviews and job offers through Monster than with the other two largest online job sites combined.
"It is extremely gratifying to see Monster's services delivering such compelling results for today's job seekers and employers," said Brad Baker, Chief Product and Marketing Officer for Monster Worldwide. "comScore's survey findings demonstrate that online recruitment is effective for not only listing jobs, but landing them. This is the ultimate measure of success for our business."
Tens of thousands of recruiters search millions of resumes in Monster's database every month to fill open positions, some of which are not listed or advertised on other online sources or otherwise. Tapping into job seekers who may be open to a new position but are not actively looking for one is among the key benefits of Monster's resume search feature for employers.
"Monster continues to redefine the way recruiting is done today," explains Baker. "Resume database searching represents a new mindset for recruiting that is becoming increasingly popular and effective, and is indicative of how Monster makes it easier, faster and more cost-effective to find - and hire - the quality candidates employers demand," explains Baker.
Monster to Tout Powerful Survey Results in 2006 Advertising
Monster saw a dramatic increase in resume postings after the "New Monster, New You" advertising campaign launched last fall. The company will enhance its campaign this year by incorporating comScore's survey results into the creative. Revised and newly created spots highlight the "twice as likely" statistic to convey the benefit of posting a resume on Monster. The ads are scheduled to appear on network and cable television in primetime and news programming, as well as on the radio and online, beginning this month.
About the comScore Networks Survey
comScore Networks conducted a customer research study in October 2005. Results are based on 967 respondents ages 18-50 who had visited one of the top online job sites in the previous six-months (May-October 2005).
About Monster Worldwide
Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, one of the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency networks. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,800 employees in 26 countries, Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST) is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ-100 Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
Monster(R) is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. A division of Monster Worldwide, Monster was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA. Monster has 26 local language and content sites in 24 countries worldwide. Monster is known for connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries and offers employers innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. More information is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://recruiter.monster.com.
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