Monster.com Review for Job Searchers
Monster.com is one of the top job board sites, offering millions of jobs. Jobs listed on Monster range from hourly local jobs to jobs in just about every career field. Monster users can also post a resume, get career advice, and see company and salary information.
Monster has separate sections of the site for employers and employees. Monster also offers a feature that will post job listings for employers on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Monster Job Search Options
Search Monster by keyword, skill, location, and job title. Registered users (who have created a profile) can set up search agents to receive information via email on new listings that meet their search criteria, which means more results with less effort on your end. Monster also includes a variety of specialized searches, i.e., healthcare, finance, and hourly jobs. Want to learn more about what it's like to work at a specific company? You can read anonymous reviews posted by employees.
Monster Resume Posting
Monster users can post a resume from a computer, Google Drive, or Dropbox. Once your resume is uploaded, you can apply for jobs online and enable employers to find you directly using your Monster profile. You can even apply from your mobile phone or tablet once your resume is uploaded. You can post more than one resume if you are targeting different positions.
And if you want to refresh your resume, you can view a wide range of resume samples along with cover letters.
Monster Career Tools
Monster's Career Management tools let you research, compare, and explore careers. Research occupations using Career Snapshots; see how you compare with Career Benchmarking; and explore career paths using Career Mapping.
You'll also find tips on improving your resumes and cover letters along with templates to help you get started. The site offers resume reviews and revisions for a fee.
Monster's Facebook app BeKnown provides an easy way for job seekers to search for and apply for jobs without leaving Facebook. The app is fully integrated with Facebook but enables users to keep their personal Facebook information private. BeKnown is a great way to find professional connections in the friends you already have.
Monster Additional Resources
Monster includes a variety of career advice resources including salary information, job search guidance, resume tips, networking advice, and relocation resources.
MonsterCollege provides entry-level job listings, internship listings, a social community, and advice for college students and recent grads. New graduates looking to enter the workforce can use MonsterCollege to prepare and find out about recruiting fairs and placements from company and university postings.