Job hunting tips

February 1, 2009 9:03:35 AM PST
Just announced last week, Mayor Bloomberg says New York City's economic woes are so bad, his administration may need to reduce the municipal workforce by more than 20,000. Bloomberg also says there's a possible $4-billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year. Unfortunately, it's a similar situation in cities across our area. Eric Winegardner with joined us with tips for getting hired. Eric Winegardner is Vice President of Client Adoption for Monster Worldwide. Monster is the world's premier online career management destination for millions of the world's top talent. Operating career sites in over 50 countries, Monster strives to bring the message of Life Improvement to workers all over the world. In his role at Monster, Eric is responsible for building and managing all client training and consulting for employer customers. He and his team work with thousands of recruiters to perfect the art of online recruiting. Eric is a skilled professional recruiter with wide exposure to Internet sourcing. He joined the Monster team in 2004 after being a vocal customer for over six years. Eric was a charter member of the Monster Customer Advisory Group and worked with the executive management team to set direction for emerging products and services. Prior to joining Monster, he was responsible for the US recruiting operations of a Fortune 500 financial services organization. He also spent three years as a recruiter in a niche Executive Search firm. Eric possesses a strong working knowledge of online tools and the impact of the Internet on the recruiting industry as a whole.

Quoted as a career expert in national media outlets including CNN,, MSNBC, US News & World Report, Business Week, and newspapers like the Washington Post, USA Today and the Boston Globe; Eric channels his time and energy into inspiring people to improve their lives. He speaks to thousands of recruiters and employers a year about the importance of landing the candidates you cannot afford your competition to employ.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

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