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September 14, 2011 09:00 ET

Monster.ca's Popular Virtual Career Fair is Back

Unique Online Job Fair Opens a New World of Opportunities and Activity for Canada's Job Seekers and Employers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - Back by popular demand, Monster.ca has kicked off its second Virtual Career Fair of 2011. Taking place Sept. 12-19, this unique online career event is open to any employer seeking talented job candidates and to all job seekers with a resume, an internet connection and exciting career goals.

In April, Monster's first Virtual Career Fair generated over 400,000 page views, 18,000 visits, 21,000 job views and collected more than 12,000 resumes.

"Monster's first Virtual Career Fair in April was hugely popular and the high level of activity clearly demonstrated how having an active online career strategy is the way of the future both for successful job seekers and employers. Our current Virtual Career Fair is sure to drive even more interest and results as the word spreads," said Monster Canada senior vice-president of international sales and general manager Peter Gilfillan. "We've designed the Virtual Career Fair to open up a whole new world of valuable career connections to job seekers and employers. The results have been truly exciting."

Monster's first Virtual Career Fair, held in April, featured 21 employers and job booths and generated a seemingly endless stream of traffic and activity that earned high praise from job seekers and employers alike, including these testimonials:

"The Monster Virtual Career Fair provided us with a phenomenal opportunity to gain exposure to job seekers across the entire country from the comfort of our own office," said an HR representative from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. "The ability to share information through videos, banners, and downloads provided us with an opportunity to educate a huge audience. With no travel expenses and the ability to access thousands of job seekers per day, this unique and innovative event eliminates all the limitations associated with traditional career fairs."

The Century 21 team also made valuable connections. "We received over 230 resumes and over 2,100 visitors for the week," said one Century 21 representative. "The look and the experience to the applicants were very professional and modern. I have no doubt that future career fairs will be even more successful! Congratulations on a winning program."

Monster's Virtual Career Fair overcomes many of the challenges traditional career fairs present for employers and job seekers. Employers can save valuable time and money by recruiting online instead of travelling to various locations across the country in person. And job seekers, regardless of their location, can participate instantly to generate valuable new career connections.

To help job seekers make the right connections that will maximize their results and opportunities during the latest Virtual Career Fair, Monster recommends the following:

  • Let Monster help you put your best foot forward. Visit the Monster.ca booth first for free, timely advice and insights from Monster's career experts on how to make the best use of your time as a participant.
  • Make sure your resume is up to date. This is what employers at the Virtual Career Fair will see first when they search for job seekers. Proofread carefully and highlight your top accomplishments clearly.
  • Research each employer before making contact. Visit the booth of each employer you're targeting. Learn about their history, corporate culture and needs and think carefully about answers to job interview questions you might face when you connect.

Need more advice on how to get started at Monster's Virtual Career Fair? See this information-packed article online at Monster.ca:
http://career-advice.monster.ca/job-hunt-strategy/getting-started/preparing-for-monster-virtual-career-fair/article.aspx

And for timely advice on how to stand out in the crowd at the Virtual Career Fair, don't miss this Monster.ca article:
http://career-advice.monster.ca/job-hunt-strategy/getting-started/how-to-get-noticed-at-the-monster-virtual-career-fair/article.aspx

To register for the Monster.ca Virtual Job Fair, job seekers can visit: www.monstervirtualcareerfair.ca

Employers interested in participating in the Fair can visit: www.monstervirtualcareerfair.ca/sales/home.html

About Monster Canada

Monster Canada (www.monster.ca) is Canada's leading online job portal - a bilingual, user-friendly site that is improving the employment and recruitment experience in today's competitive job market. Headquartered in Montreal, Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading global careers and recruitment resource online. 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. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://hiring.monster.ca.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), parent company of Monster®, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, 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. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com.

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