Monster Launches Networking Service

October 20, 2003 ( - Web-based job search board Monster is launching its newest product aimed at getting job seekers in front of a host of new contacts.

Monster Networking is a subscription based service that is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2004. The service will function as an online community where professionals across all industries and levels can exchange information about jobs, offer expertise and help others in their job search, according to a news release.

Monster will serve as the host in the networking community, which allows the job search board to utilize a matching program to initiate introductions between participating members as well as promote relevant career opportunities based on criteria in a member’s professional profile that includes skills, occupation, employment history, schools attended, titles, interests, and geographic location.

The job search agent decided to launch the service after consulting two separate polls that found over 90% ofjob seekers use networking during their job search. Thus, Monster sees a way of meeting the needs of even more professionals, not just those looking for work at the present time.