One of the divisions of Monster Worldwide, Monster France has strived since 1999 inspiring and supporting individuals to help them improve their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting quality jobs and talent seekers at all levels with recruiters across all sectors. Through online websites and quality content and services, Monster provides personalized career advice to the general public as a whole. Meanwhile, Monster offers employers innovative technology and high quality services to help them to better manage the recruitment process and advertisers to communicate to a wide and highly targeted audience in their campaigns.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: In the world of job boards, Monster is, well, a monster of a job board. As some of you might know, Monster was sold to Randstad, a huge international staffing company, in 2016, which did not help the job site regain its leading position as hoped unfortunately. Instead, Monster continues to struggle to maintain its prestigious reputation. That said, the French version is more than adequate and offers its users more than just job board tools. It gets as many as 2.28 million views a month and it has an impressive range of Youtube videos, as well as 29 100 Twitter followers and 730 411 on Facebook.
Design: The homepage features the familiar purple monster behind the search engine in three parts (location, keywords and contract hours – which are also the only filters). Some companies are featured (they aren’t all hiring), as are some of the blog articles (which are then organized thanks to a number of categories) and a few lists of popular searches (popular locations, popular jobs in Lyon and Paris). They have boxes under the search engine suggesting locations and positions for those who don’t have any ideas. To access the job listing, you need a keyword, and the list appears next to an open offer. As for the company pages, they can include maps, images, job offers, and links to the company website. Some of them are even multilingual.
The job board objective: Monster aims to dominate the job market by being a household name and by making the job search as efficient as possible.
Recruiter observations: To create an account, you need a SIRET number and a tax number. Pricing information and different packages are available online.
Jobseeker observations: It’s very easy to create an account (with Facebook or an e-mail address), but they are a bit difficult about the password. You need a CV to apply to job offers, but you just click on a button send it off.
The job offers: Most of the job offer offers are in some way related to sales. There are thousands of jobs, so you are bound to find what you are looking for.
Reactivity: The chat support guaranties fast responses.
Special features: The crazy Youtube videos; the funny survey questions; the chat support; the blog (with has many categories); the job alerts; the internship calendar for a few big schools.
Verdict: The Monster websites vary from one country to the next, but the French one is definitely still in the game. They have interesting offers, an easy-to-use layout and other tools to help you find the job that’s right for you.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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