MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 1, 2013--
A recent U.S. poll conducted by Monster.com, the worldwide leader in
successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand
of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), reveals that 73% of respondents
believe it is important to clean up their online persona before looking
for a job.
Monster asked visitors to its U.S. site, “How important do you feel it
is to clean up your online profile (posts, pictures, status updates,
etc.) before conducting a job search?”, and resulted in the following
It is very important to clean up my online profile before I look for a
job – 64%
It is somewhat important to clean up my online profile before I look
for a job – 9%
It is slightly important to clean up my online profile before I look
for a job – 4%
It is not at all important to clean up my online profile before I look
for a job – 7%
I do not have an online profile – 16%
“Hiring has always been done, at least in part, on the basis of
reputation. These days, reputation is even more important because we all
have the power to create our own public persona, using the tools
provided by the Internet and social platforms,” said Mary Ellen Slayter,
Career Advice Expert for Monster.com. “Be prepared and do some spring
cleaning. Use search engines to find out what comes up when you type in
your name, and then actively work to build a strong professional image
online. An important aspect to help you 'find better' is to keep your
online resume up to date, and freshen it up as you develop your skills.”
The results of the current Monster Poll are based on votes cast by
Monster U.S. site visitors from: March 18 – April 1, 2013. The poll,
which received 1,275 responses, is part of the Monster Meter, an ongoing
series of online polls that gauge users' opinions on a variety of topics
relating to careers, the economy and the workplace. This poll is not
scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who
have chosen to participate.
For tips on cleaning up your online profile, please visit: MonsterWorking.com.
Monster is the worldwide leader in
successfully connecting people to job opportunities. From the web, to
mobile to BeKnown® on Facebook and Monster.com, Monster helps companies
find people with customized solutions, using the world’s most advanced
technology to match the right person to the right job. With a local
presence in more than 40 countries, 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. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading
products and services, visit www.monster.com.
More company information is available at http://about-monster.com/.
Source: Monster Worldwide, Inc.
Kristen Gugliotta, 978-461-8089