Monster is and has been the market leader in Sweden since we started our business in 1997. , We are in the current situation of Sweden 's most visited commercial recruitment site and had in March 2011 more than 929 000 unique visitors who conducted more than two million job searches . Since its inception, we have been collecting CVs from over a million people, of which more than 250 000 active today . 61% of our candidates are between 20-39 years , 54% have college education and 86 % have jobs today but are interested in new possibilities. Monsters are continuously working to attract high quality visitors to Monster.se , our client job listings and our CV database . To ensure that our customers continue to reach the right candidates we are constantly working to market ourselves and our customers against relevant candidate groups online, through social media and through more traditional media.
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. In Sweden, there are so many great job boards, and recruiting in the Scandinavian countries is slightly different. It only gets 474 660 views a month but it does have an impressive range of Youtube videos, as well as 16 700 Instagram followers, 1 207 Twitter followers and 733 015 on Facebook.
Design: The homepage puts an emphasis on the familiar purple monster behind the search engine in two parts (location, keywords). Key figures and popular categories are featured on the homepage. Some icons leading to various tools (to help with CV writing, for example) are just below that. Unlike some other Monster website, no keyword is required. Once in the job listing (which can sometimes appear as one job offer open next to a list of other offers), the filters are the city, the type of contact, the publication date and the distance. The job offers have images and clear information. However, the company pages only have the logo as branding.
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: The CV database, sourcing and advert publishing are just some of the services offered by the job board finder. Unfortunately, it’s a bit complicated to create an account if you are not located in Sweden. Geo-localization is always a bother on aggregators.
Jobseeker observations: It’s very easy to create an account (with Facebook or an e-mail address). For some job offers, you are redirected to the company website.
The job offers: 5 857 job offers. Monster has all kinds of jobs on offer.
Reactivity: to fill out the contact form, you are supposed to be in Sweden. They answer very quickly on chat support.
Special features: the Youtube videos (MonsterSverige has its own page); the blog (interesting articles in various categories but it hasn’t been updated in over a month); chat support.
Verdict: Monster isn’t doing too badly in Sweden, but the number of views have dropped over the past few years. It's still a safe bet.
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