Microsoft Office Online and Transform Resumes From Dusty to Dazzling and...

Microsoft Office Online and Transform Resumes From Dusty to Dazzling and Empower Job Hunters to Find Their Next Dream Job

Job seekers use Office Online Career Center to build strong resumes with templates from Microsoft Office Online, apply for thousands of jobs through, and use Office Live Workspace to meet with resume consultants to polish resumes


REDMOND, Wash. and MAYNARD, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Microsoft Office and, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW), are teaming up to help people find jobs and maximize their potential for employment in a challenging economy. Starting today, job seekers will have access to Office Online Career Center, a new all-in-one portal aimed at helping people find new opportunities and reach their full potential, where they can create resumes by choosing from hundreds of Microsoft Office Online resume templates and benefit from Monster’s job posting and career management tools and advice.


“More than ever, a strong resume that makes a positive first impression is key to landing that first internship or finding a great job,” said Justin Hutchinson, director of product management, Microsoft Office. “By partnering with we are giving Office customers the resources to build strong resumes while also streamlining the process of finding and applying for new jobs. With these tools, we aim to give people an even better chance at finding the career they want.”

Monster.Com: Finding Jobs, Building Careers will power the career tools and services on the Office Online Career Center. In addition to resume templates, job seekers can access’s career management tools and hundreds of thousands of job openings online. Employers benefit from the expanded access to job seekers and access to Monster’s employer tools including job description templates, the resume database and the employer resource center.

“This is an innovative alliance among two global leaders,” said Ted Gilvar, executive vice president and chief global marketing officer, “Microsoft Office Online customers now have easy access to Monster’s jobs, tools and career content; and Monster extends its reach to the people who downloaded more than 18 million career-related templates through Office Online last year alone.”

Resumes Go From Dusty to Dazzling

Whether soon to be fresh out of college or recently unemployed, many people are intimidated by building or updating their resume. Job hunters starting from scratch frequently end up staring at a blank Microsoft Office Word document on their computer screen, unsure of where to begin. By visiting, job applicants will now have access to the right tools needed to build a killer resume. They will have the option to first choose from hundreds of free career-related template options and then customize the template with fonts and formats that match their personal style. Job seekers can opt to create traditional or more modern resumes, or build one that is tailored for the job they are seeking – anything from an administrative assistant to a teaching position or a maintenance mechanic. The Web site also contains tips on writing resumes and changing careers, as well as a useful section on common resume mistakes to avoid.

“I really liked the idea of going to work, and being able to say I did something that made the world a little bit better,” said Alycia Delmore who was looking for an administrative job with a nonprofit group and used Microsoft Office Online to create a new resume. “I had no idea anything like Microsoft Office Online existed. I went there, chose a template, put in all my information and there it was, boom, a really impressive resume.”

A video on Delmore’s experience, which includes a brief demonstration of the Office Online Career Center site, can be viewed at

Future Graduates: Make Your Resume Talk

An exciting first step in demonstrating how the collaboration will impact job seekers will begin on April 7 with the launch of the My Resume Talks campaign. Microsoft and will help students in search of a summer internship or a first job post-graduation by giving them a chance to have their resume reviewed by a professional resume coach throughout April. Monster will provide resume and interview tips and tools as well as access to an entry-level job template to get started building a great resume. Beginning April 7, 2009, participants can visit My Resume Talks Facebook page for a chance to win one of 500 one-on-one online professional resume review sessions that will take place using Office Live Workspace beta.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, 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. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading products and services, visit More information about Monster Worldwide is available at

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Office Online and Transform Resumes From Dusty to Dazzling and Empower Job Hunters to Find Their Next Dream Job