Update your Monster profile

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Dear Class of 2010,

Are you hoping that the major you chose will actually land you a job? Is the stress of finding a job by May giving you gray hairs already? Do you know how to use the many resources to find yourself a job? Well worry no more, Monster is here to save you!

What is Monster.com?
"Monster.com is an employment website owned by Monster Worldwide. Monster is one of the 20 most visited websites out of 100 million worldwide, according to comScore Media Metrics (November 2006). It was created in 1999 by the merger of The Monster Board (TMB) and Online Career Center (OCC), which were two of the first and most popular career web sites on the Internet. Monster is primarily used to help those seeking work to find job openings that match their skills and location.

Today, Monster is the largest job search engine in the world, with over a million job postings at any time and over 150 millionresumes in the database (2008) and over 63 million job seekers per month. The company employs approximately 5,000 employees in 36 countries."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_(website)

So, what does this mean for you?

This website is a college graduates dream. It makes it easy for you to search jobs based on a variety of categories, create a profile with your personal information along with the ability to showcase your fantastic skills for employers, helps you build resumes and write cover letters, and so much more!

True Story:

My mom hadn't updated her Monster profile in over 10 years. She had been working at Computer Sciences Corporation ever since I was 2 years old because it was her first office job and she just felt comfortable there, but she was finally feeling like she needed some change. One day she got an email from a recruiter telling her they found her profile on Monster and decided they wanted to hire her.

Now, what are you waiting for?

Go out there and update your profile! I just recently updated my profile and have already gotten asked my employers to set up interviews. The opportunities are endless! With unemployment rates rising, we need all the help we can get. Let Monster.com work for you and guide you through the terrifying process of stepping into the "real world."

Good Luck!

Peace & Love,


911: I want my cheeseburger!

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Seriously though? I just don't understand people sometimes...

Peace & Love,

Job & Apartment Hunting

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The search is on.

It's finally 2010 and that means a lot of things for me. First things first, I need to find a job. I'm currently looking for anything in the education field, but I'm not closing myself into that box only. My dream is to become a high school Spanish teacher. I am applying to things like Teach for America and Teaching Fellows, and I'm looking into teaching assistant jobs or private school teaching. But if that doesn't work out, I am still looking at other jobs in corporate America. I could see myself developing a team or working in HR or doing some kind of training work - kind of like what my mom does. That's how Avalos women do it. I'll be sure to keep you updated with all of my job searching adventures.

Now, after this summer, unfortunately it doesn't look like I can have a nice relaxing year at home with my mom. She's kicking me out. She says she wants me to enjoy life and be able to live on my own. I personally think that it's going to be near impossible for me to find an apartment right after college but I'm trying my best to just cooperate for now. My mom said she'd help me out so I'll bite. Here's one apartment complex I'm looking into: Nice huh?

The truth is though, I really am looking forward to living out of the house and starting a real life. Sure bills are a pain and being alone will be scary, but honestly, if I'm a teacher and I have to come home and grade papers, my mom's gonna drive me nuts. Let the apartment search begin!

I'm looking forward to life post graduation, but of course I'm gonna live up these last 4 months. Let's just hope they go as smoothly as planned. Gonna keep up the good work on my grades, work on my applications, and make sure I'm ending my college career on a good note. 2010, the Year of the Avalos.

Peace & Love,