Monster.com is one of the leading generalist career websites in United States. From the web, to mobile, to social, Monster helps companies find people with customised solutions using the world's most advanced technology to match the right person to the right job. With a local presence in more than 40 countries, Monster connects employers with quality job seekers at all levels, provides personalised career advice to consumers globally and delivers highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Jobs : Search over 500 000 jobs.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: In the world of job boards, Monster is, well, a monster of a job board, founded back in 1994. 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. Thanks to its reputation and willingness to innovate and adapt to the times, it still attracts 9.8 million visitors a month (more than two thirds of which come from the States) and is among the 30 most visited job boards in the world. On social media, there are 751 833 followers on Facebook (for France), 216 700 on Twitter (a small drop in followers), 23 100 on Instagram (here you have a turquoise logo), 15 700 on YouTube and 155 655 on LinkedIn (do not be put off by the red logo).
Design: The homepage is rather different to the other Monster websites. Instead of emphasizing the familiar purple monster, a man is featured next to the search engine (keywords and location). The search engine can be used for jobs, companies or even advice. Under that, you have videos of job descriptions from recruiters. Once in the job listing, it is just like the one on other Monster job boards, with a list of job offers on the left-hand side and an open offer next to it. All job offers have a publication date, but most don’t have a logo. You have a few filters (radius, nearby cities, company, date posted, job status), which aren’t as intuitive as those on other sites.
The job board objective: Thanks to a global presence, Monster has a trusted, standard design, which recruiters can feel comfortable using for international and local campaigns.
Recruiter observations: There is a CV database and the prices are online. You need an American phone number and a VAT number. If you already have an account with your e-mail address on a different Monster, you don’t be able to create a new one.
Jobseeker observations: It’s really easy to create an account on Monster. All you need is a Facebook account or an e-mail address. You can also match your skills with the jobs on the site.
The job offers: There are currently over 200 000 job offers on the site. Since there is no sector filter, you cannot determine how many jobs are available for a specific sector.
Reactivity: The team answers quickly.
Special features: The app; the job alerts; the Truste stamp of approval; the salary directory (a location and job title are required – the average is displayed, as well as similar jobs and what they pay. The local pay is compared to the national pay); CV templates; thank you note templates; interview practice questions; the YouTube videos; job description videos by recruiters; the job fit scoring; the career advice; job alerts; resume writing services; job fit scoring.
Verdict: If you’re used to Monster, then it is still an efficient job board to recruit and to find work. However, as job boards evolve, Monster might seem slightly less user-friendly to some. We recommend checking out the advice section, the CV templates and the very detailed salary directory.
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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