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Monster Ireland is part of Monster, the world's largest career service. Monster global network gathers local websites in more than 50 countries. For job seekers willing to handle their career Monster Ireland offers new possibilities and creates opportunities to achieve their professional goals. For employers looking for the best candidates, Monsterpolska provides modern services to ease their recruitment process.

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Summary: Monster is one of the oldest job boards around, since it was created in 1994. Depending on the country, the website has different particularities and exposure. In Ireland, the generalist job board gets 273 390 visitors a month and it has a small following on social media: 3 416 followers on Facebook, 3 043 on Twitter and 1 787 on Instagram. The traffic has almost halved since 2015. The UK Monster strives to optimize the user experience with small indications. In the UK, is the 928th most visited site in the country.

Design: The familiar purple monster is the backdrop on the homepage. The search engine is in two parts (keywords and location) and you must write a keyword to start your search, which can be limiting. The featured companies on the homepage really are hiring. In the listing, one job offer is open automatically next to the list of offers on the left-hand side. There is also a search engine (keywords and location) for companies, which does not require a keyword. Additional filters (company size, industry, multimedia, benefits, and jobs) are also available.

The job board objective: Monster aims to remain the reference when it comes to job boards, by providing universal and accessible services.

Recruiter observations: Prices are online and it is easy to order a job posting or CV access through the site.

Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers can sign up with Facebook or an e-mail address.

The job offers: After typing in “Ireland”, the job board displayed 125 jobs.

Reactivity: The contact form is outdated.

Special features: The app; the YouTube videos; the Truste stamp of approval; the career advice (including a salary calculator).

Verdict: Monster remains a relevant job board in Ireland, even if it is unclear how many job offers are actually featured on the site. If you are used to using Monster, then it is the way to go. Let’s hope the traffic doesn’t take another hit.

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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