MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 27, 2004-- Monster(R), the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), today announced the launch of Monster Hiring Solutions, a comprehensive suite of tools that allows employers to target and source quality candidates with greater efficiency and accuracy. Monster's two core products, SmartFind Resume Search and TargetReach Job Postings, feature superior technology that increases productivity, saves time and money, and improves the overall hiring cycle.
"Monster boasts the largest resume database in the industry - in fact, we receive an average of 47,000 new resumes each day. While we are proud of this achievement, we recognize the needs, challenges, and time constraints facing our customers everyday," said Steve Pogorzelski, president of Monster, North America. "With that in mind, these products were developed after listening to thousands of our customers nationwide. The resounding feedback - it is paramount we improve their ability to attract and hire quality candidates, and SmartFind and TargetReach are a living testament towards the realization of that goal."
About SmartFind Resume Search
SmartFind enables employers to tap into Monster's extensive resume database and quickly pinpoint the ideal candidate. They can filter job seekers using targeted criteria such as most recent job title, resume post date, ZIP code, education level, schools attended, and specific keywords. Additionally, employers can easily review and sort results; save or refine their search criteria; review specific resumes; and save and forward select resumes to other decision-makers.
About TargetReach Job Postings
Employers now benefit from a simplified way to post quality job ads with the new One-click Ad Writer, screen candidates with customized questionnaires, filter candidates based on specific criteria, and respond to candidates with auto-reply letters. TargetReach takes advantage of Monster's industry-leading quality traffic, allowing employers to gain greater visibility, maintain a steady presence in the employment market, and attract job seekers whose resumes may not be searchable.
"The new resume access has allowed me to fine-tune my search criteria to return more accurate results. The candidates that are returned as a result of my searches are more valid than before. It is a huge improvement to be able to search current job title or most recent job description," said Megan Snare, Barleycorn and Associates, Inc.
Both SmartFind and TargetReach can be purchased through Monster's e-commerce self-service online hiring channel at http://recruiter.monster.com  as well as through 1-800-MONSTER.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Monster is the leading global online careers property. A division of Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST), Monster works for everyone by connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Maynard, Mass., Monster has 22 local language and content sites in 20 countries worldwide. Monster is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. 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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