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( BW)(NY-VAULT.COM) 'Am I Worthy?' Launches at Vault.com: New Feature Evaluates Professionals' 'Market Value'


    Business Editors

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 29, 2000--Like most of America, are you wondering if you could earn more money by jumping ship to a new job or even a new industry? Wonder no more: Vault.com (http://www.Vault.com), the Workplace Network(TM), today announced the launch of Am I Worthy?(TM), a fascinating new career tool that allows professionals to uncover their "market value" in today's red-hot job market.
    It works like this: Vault.com members submit a resume-like profile and a desired industry, which Vault.com then sends to a compensation expert to be evaluated. The expert offers a potential salary estimate (e.g., "$80,000") in addition to a substantive analysis of the candidate's strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement.
    Once the analysis is completed, Vault.com posts the expert's review and analysis in the Am I Worthy?(TM) area (http://www.Vault.com/links/AIW). The Vault.com community can then log on and debate the accuracy of the expert's assessment and assign their own salary estimate for each candidate.
    In its first week live on Vault.com, Am I Worthy?(TM) has proven explosively popular with Vault.com's audience. The site already received over 1,000 profiles from professionals eager to have their credentials and backgrounds evaluated. Some of these candidates submit their profiles using an alias, while others are bold enough to submit their real name and sometimes even a photograph.
    In addition to supplying its users with free services like Am I Worthy?(TM), Vault.com continues to provide its members with free, award-winning "insider" company and industry profiles on companies such as Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO), DaimlerChrysler (NYSE: DCX), Citigroup (NYSE: C), Boeing (NYSE: BA), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Merrill Lynch (NYSE: MER).

About Vault.com

    Vault.com (formerly VaultReports.com), The Workplace Network(TM), is the Internet's leading destination for career information and management. Vault.com's mission is to help professionals advance their careers through "insider" career information, online networking, online courses, job listings, and more. Just named one of the "100 Best Sites for 2000" and "the best way to scope out potential employers" by Yahoo! Internet Life, Vault.com provides "insider" guides on over 3,000 companies and 70 industries. It also offers the much-praised Electronic WaterCooler(TM), the Internet's first-ever network of expert-moderated message boards for employees. In addition, Vault.com offers a free job board that contains over 200,000 job postings - one of the largest job databases on the Internet. Vault.com was founded in 1996 by H.S. Hamadeh, Samer Hamadeh, and Mark Oldman, together recently named to the "Silicon Alley 100: New York's 100 Most Influential Internet Executives."

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    CONTACT:  Vault.com, New York
              Kate Kaibni
              Phone: (212) 366-4212 x231
              E-mail: kkaibni@staff.vault.com

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    INDUSTRY KEYWORD:  INTERNET HUMAN RESOURCES