Monster and Lead Initiatives to Match Employers with Transitioning Service Members and Veterans this Veterans Day

  Monster and Lead Initiatives to Match Employers with
  Transitioning Service Members and Veterans this Veterans Day

    Monster and teams hold special events and activities this
                 Veterans Day to honor those who have served

Business Wire

MAYNARD, Mass. -- November 09, 2012

Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), the worldwide leader in connecting people to
job opportunities, and, the nation’s largest military and veteran
membership organization, showcase their series of initiatives to honor
veterans in the workforce and to connect transitioning service members with
meaningful employment opportunities.

The Military Skills Translator, Veteran Virtual Career Fairs, the upcoming
release of the Veterans Talent Index and the December Veterans Employment
summit are efforts indicative of the organization’s commitment to serving the
full spectrum of veteran employment needs. Monster already provides employers
with tools that help them attract veteran talent on a regular basis, including
veteran friendly job postings, veteran power resume search tools and access to
the Military Career Ad Network.

“Veterans often have a hard time translating their own skills and shifting
their mindset out of military culture and into civilian culture when talking
to a hiring manager,” said retired Rear Admiral “T” McCreary, Vice President
at Monster Worldwide and president of Military Advantage. “Conversely,
industries and companies that do not take the extra time to learn about a
veteran’s skills are missing a highly trained worker who could easily fill
part of the job gap that is being attributed to the lack of a skilled

Military Skills Translator

The job search process for veterans continues to be unfamiliar and lacks
familiar structure for these men and women. Similarly for employers, locating
veteran talent and aligning military experience to role requirements, has been
a great challenge. Monster and’s ‘Military Skills Translator’
converts military specialties into civilian occupations and identifies similar
occupations for the user to consider. The product also features career paths
other veterans with similar backgrounds have taken and provides networking
between veterans and transitioning personnel for mentorship on education
opportunities, transition challenges and career advice based on job specialty.

Veterans Virtual Career Fairs

Monster and are committed to veteran employment issues on an
ongoing basis. The company will continue to host virtual career fairs to give
veterans yet another tool to help get them back to work. The next Veterans
Virtual Career Fair will run November 13-15^th and is designed as an easy
one-stop-shop to connect veteran seekers with the 30+ employers participating
in the career fair who are looking for veterans who have strong team-oriented
and leadership qualities.

Veterans Talent Index will release the third Veterans Talent Index (VTI) on November 15,
in conjunction with Monster’s participation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
“Hiring Our Heroes” event. The VTI, first introduced in November 2011, offers
a snapshot of the current veteran hiring landscape in order to help connect
veterans and employers more effectively. As this is our third VTI report, we
can now focus on trends and emerging issues, which will enable us to provide
insights and recommendations to help close the veterans’ employment gap.

National Veterans Employment Summit

On December 12, Monster will host a National Veterans Employment Summit in
Washington, D.C., where leaders from both the public and private sectors will
meet to share best practices and discuss the next challenges to be faced in
the veterans’ employment arena.

For more information on veterans employment issues and how Monster and are actively working to get vets back to work, please visit Please also visit MonsterThinking to participate in ongoing
discussions on both blogs where thought leaders will share best practices and
insight into employment issues and recruiting and networking tactics and

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