Monster Launches New Career Management Tools; My Monster Premium Headlines a New Suite of Consumer Products
To Further Boost Consumer Experience, Monster Also Introduces Resume Writing Assistance and Personalized Salary Report Services
MAYNARD, Mass., Jan 30, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monster(R), the leading global online careers website and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW), today announced a new suite of products and services designed to provide job seekers with the best and most comprehensive career management tools and services in one convenient location. Five distinct products headline My Monster Premium: Monster's Career Fit Indicator, Resume Enhancement, Job File, Monster's Job Search Tutorial, and Harvard ManageMentor(R) "Manage Your Career." Monster is also offering four additional products: a Resume Writing Service in partnership with CareerPerfect.com, a Personal Salary Report with Salary.com, customized resume distribution via the Executive Agent from Kennedy Information, Inc., and 27 additional Harvard ManageMentor business topics and other targeted career management tools in an easy-to-use support resource.
"My Monster Premium is the ultimate suite of career management tools and services for job seekers to take their job search to the next level. Through extensive research and by partnering with the leading career companies in the field, we are able to offer job seekers the tools that can help them best compete for their ideal jobs," said Steve Pogorzelski, Monster's president, North America. "The products are part of the overall mission of Monster to provide the best possible career management tools and offerings that will lead to matching the most qualified candidates with the best job opportunities."
My Monster Premium Career Fit Indicator
Developed by industrial/organizational psychologists, Monster's Career Fit Indicator is a self-assessment and job matching tool that records and analyzes a user's personality, work values, and work culture preferences. Equipped with this information, Monster's Career Fit Indicator then identifies and finds the jobs that best fit a job seeker's personal and professional preferences. Job seekers also receive suggested occupations, a description of their personality, a list of strategic questions to ask during interviews, and keywords to include in resumes and cover letters.
Resume enhancement is designed to raise awareness of job seekers' skills and qualifications. The resume enhancement tool gives job seekers an opportunity to stand out, by bolding their name and resume title and posting up to three descriptive icons on the employer results page. With this feature, job seekers can merchandise their capabilities by associating general skills and experience icons with their resume, increasing their visibility among employers. Monster's Library of Icons features more than 15 options including: Available Immediately, Willing to Travel, Bilingual, Customer Service, Management, Military, P/L Responsibility and more.
The job file feature equips job seekers with an online filing cabinet by which they can easily organize and access their preferred Monster job listings. Job seekers can store up to 25 job listings and gain quick access when they're ready to apply for a job.
Job Search Tutorial
Monster's Job Search Tutorial is a series of exclusive articles, from Monster's team of recruiting experts, on tips, tactics, and tools to help job seekers on job searching and interviewing. The package helps guide job seekers along each step of the job search process, from start to finish.
Harvard ManageMentor "Manage Your Career"
Brought to you by Harvard Business School Publishing, Harvard ManageMentor "Managing Your Career" provides job seekers with proven career management advice from renowned business experts. Harvard ManageMentor gives insight and guidance in an easy-to-use resource tool, enabling job seekers to identify core business interests and skills.
In addition to the products that are part of My Monster Premium, Monster is also offering four products to help job seekers with their more individual needs: Monster's Resume Writing Assistance, a Personal Salary Report with Salary.com, customized resume distribution via the Executive Agent from Kennedy Information, Inc., and 27 reports from the Harvard ManageMentor series.
For the resume writing services, Monster has partnered with CareerPerfect.com, the online division of Career Services Group, Inc., which has more than 20 years' experience in the career counseling business. Through the co-branded site, CareerPerfect.com will provide job seekers with professional resume and cover-letter writing services. CareerPerfect retains resume-writing experts in many fields and specialties, allowing job seekers to create a resume that targets their specific career level and industry. The new co-branded site can be accessed at http://resume.monster.com/writingservices.
In an effort to supply job seekers with expert salary information, Monster has partnered with Salary.com, a top-tier provider of recruitment and employee valuation products, to create the first fully customized consumer salary report. The personalized salary report offers job seekers the opportunity to find out their true worth in the market. After a job seeker fills out a detailed questionnaire, a 14-page customized report is sent. The in-depth evaluation provides market compensation data specific to your industry, geographic region, and company size. The report also takes into account expert opinion on a job seeker's market value in a particular industry. Job seekers can visit the personal salary report homepage by clicking on the ad from the Monster homepage at http://www.monster.com/.
Kennedy Information's Executive Agent.com service allows executives to send their resumes confidentially to a customized list of executive recruiters, all of whom have requested membership in the service. With a few clicks, the executive creates a list of recruiters in his or her occupational specialty, geographic location and preference for retained and/or contingency firms. This service has had a successful partnership with Monster's ChiefMonster service since July 2001, and its extension to the executive audience of Monster affirms its exceptional efficiency for the high-end job seeker.
In addition to the "Managing Your Career" module, Harvard Business School Publishing's full Harvard ManageMentor performance support resource is available via Monster. Harvard ManageMentor provides online support on 27 essential business skills including Coaching, Managing Difficult Interactions, Hiring, Leading a Team, and more.
Monster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 24.8 million unique visits during the month of December 2001 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster 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 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 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 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.
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