Week-Long Event Designed to Help
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2008--Does finding a new job top
your list of New Year's Resolutions? On Sunday, January 13, The Boston
Globe and Boston.com/Monster, one of Boston's leading recruitment
services providers, will kick off The Big Help, a week-long event
featuring new career opportunities, online events and advice for
jobseekers in Greater Boston.
The semi-annual Big Help will begin with a print pull-out section
in The Boston Globe featuring career opportunities from greater
Boston's top employers. The Sunday, January 13, Big Help section will
feature one of the most comprehensive collections of jobs in Boston
and will be printed in a tabloid format for greater readability and
ease of use.
The event will continue throughout the week with online activities
designed to provide jobseekers with important insights about career
directions and decisions. From January 14-16, Boston.com/Monster, the
online partner of The Boston Globe's Careers section, will feature
online chats, photo galleries, message boards and the area's largest
number of local job listings.
Leading up to The Big Help, jobseekers are encouraged to submit
updated resumes to the Boston.com/Monster resume database, allowing
local employers to find candidates that best meet the requirements of
"January continues to be an important month for employers as the
new year brings new staffing needs. The Big Help provides local
jobseekers with a comprehensive resource for finding valuable career
information and job opportunities," said Jason Kissell, executive
director of classified advertising at The Boston Globe. "The Big Help
continues to be the largest print and online recruitment event in
Highlights of January's Big Help events include:
-- Sunday January 13 - The Big Help is Here!
The Careers section of the Sunday Boston Globe will feature the
greatest number of jobs in Boston from the area's leading companies,
including Genzyme, City of Cambridge, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center and Akamai Technologies, among many others.
-- Monday January 14 - Money & Happiness - Greg LoPiccolo of
After a decade-long run as bassist/songwriter with the
Boston-based band, Tribe, Greg LoPiccolo parlayed his passion for
music into a creative career with Harmonix, a company specializing in
music-based games. On Monday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m., Mr. LoPiccolo
will host an online chat on Boston.com/Monster, focusing on what it
takes to follow a dream and make it reality.
-- Tuesday, January 15 - Compensation - Bill Coleman of
Hoping to make more money in 2008? Wondering how to negotiate up?
On Tuesday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m., Bill Coleman, head of
Salary.com's compensation team, will host a chat on salary
negotiations and how to ask for what you deserve.
-- Wednesday, January 16- Finding Your Dream Job - Shoya Zichy,
author of Career Match
Doctor or lawyer? Poet or investment banker? Ever wonder what your
perfect career is? Shoya Zichy, author of Career Match, has created
Color Q, a model which examines how brain styles affect career
choices. Ms. Zichy will host a chat on Wednesday, January 15 at 1:00
For more information on all the Big Help activities, visit
Boston.com/Monster is a strategic alliance between The Boston
Globe and Monster Worldwide, Inc. bringing together two of the
strongest recruitment resources in the Boston market to create
Boston.com/Monster. The Boston Globe and Monster brands combined reach
more than 70% of consumers reading employment ads, greater than any
other source in the market. (Media Audit '06/07). Over 4 million job
searches are performed each month, with more than 13,000 job seeker
accounts created per month. (Monster House May 07: Boston-Manchester
DMA). The Boston.com/Monster site is accessible from the Boston.com
home page, which attracts over 4.2 million unique visitors per month.
(Nielsen/NetRatings, Home ad Work Audience, Jan-Nov 2007).
About The Boston Globe
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(NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2006 revenues of $3.3
billion, including The New York Times, the International Herald
Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more
than 30 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com.
The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating,
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CONTACT: The Boston Globe
Erica Rosenwald, 617-869-2004
SOURCE: The Boston Globe