THE GOOD

Most comprehensive career resources of any online job site:

When it comes to providing resources to further your career beyond a simple job search, Monster.com excels. The Top Articles and Career Advice section is a good place to start if you're researching different careers. Once you have zeroed in on a type of job, use the Salary calculator to research how much companies pay for that job in different geographic areas. Finally, use the resume resources to review, revise, and fine-tune your resume before you send it out. These are just few of many resources Monster.com offers to help you explore your career options and facilitate the search process.

Direct application through convenient portal:

By displaying many of their own job postings -- rather than scraping them from other sites -- Monster.com is able to streamline the application process for multiple postings. You can create a Monster.com profile and upload different resumes to your profile. For many job postings, you can click one button to apply with your Monster.com profile instead of repeatedly filling out the same information on different portals. This simple feature saves countless hours of repetitive work.

Ability to connect your LinkedIn profile:

Another way to save time during the application process is to leverage your public LinkedIn profile. Just add your LinkedIn URL into the designated field and any information you update on LinkedIn reflects on your Monster.com LinkedIn widget. LinkedIn is fast becoming one of the most common ways recruiters find information about candidates, so having that information handy when applying for a job can give you a leg up on other applicants.

My Resume Agent Premium service:

Some job fields, such as sales, are dominated by recruiters. Getting a leg up can be a challenge because recruiters are often not easy to find. Fortunately, Monster has a vast network of recruiters to connect with. The My Resume Agent sends your resume to influential recruiters in your industry to help ensure you're seen by the right employers. This premium service costs $68, which is a one-time fee.

THE BAD

Busy site design:

Because the Monster.com site receives so much traffic, it's valuable real estate for advertising. Unfortunately, this distracts from the overall user experience by cluttering up the site. Banner ads take up a lot of space and often look similar to certain promotional content for important services from Monster.com. Overall, this makes the site more difficult to navigate than other online job sites such as Indeed.com or SimplyHired. At the end of the day, the ads don't take away from the great services Monster.com does offer, so the site is still definitely worth the look.

THE DETAILS

Details
Job Site Type Job Posting Site, Career Website
Year founded 1994

FEATURES

Title
  • Free Browsing Users can search and browse for jobs on the website without creating an account or signing in.

  • International Users can browse for jobs outside of the U.S.

  • Most Recent Users can browse the most recent jobs on the site.

  • Nationwide Users can browse for jobs available in all 50 U.S. states.

  • Salary Range Users can search for jobs based on a specified salary range.

  • Categories The website offers specific categories, such as industry, to narrow the job search.

  • City or Zip Code Users can target their job search to a specific city or zip code.

  • Company Users can browse jobs by company.

  • Experience Users can search jobs based on the experience level required.

  • Job Title Users can search jobs by job title.

  • Job Type Users can filter the search by position type, such as full-time, part-time, remote, contract, or internship.

  • Keywords Users can search for jobs using keywords.

  • Other Advanced Filters Users can conduct advanced job searches to filter results on very specific criteria.

  • Exclude Job Postings Users can exclude job postings based on certain criteria, such as staffing agencies or lack of salary information.

  • Saved Searches Users can save job searches to use at another time.

  • Create Account The website enables users to create an online account to access additional features.

  • Email Alerts Users can receive alerts via email for jobs posted that match preselected criteria.

  • Post Resume Users can post a resume on the job website.

  • Tailored Jobs The website delivers tailored jobs based on the user's profile, experience, or resume information.

  • Career Articles and Advice The website provides a collection of articles on career advice and other topics.

  • Interview Prep The website offers assistance with interview preparation.

  • Job Forums The website offers job forums for discussion on careers.

  • Networking Resources The websites provides networking resources for job searchers.

  • Resume Resources The website offers resume writing, evaluation, or distribution services.

  • Salary Information The website offers salary and compensation statistics for different positions.

  • Email The company provides email support.

  • FAQ The company has a dedicated section for answers to frequently asked questions about job searching.

  • Apply Free Users can apply to jobs without paying.

  • Multiple Resume Upload The website enables users to upload and store multiple resumes.

  • Quick Apply The website offers a feature to help users apply to multiple jobs quickly.

  • Android App The service provides an Android app.

  • iPad App The service provides an iPad app.

  • iPhone App The service provides an iPhone app.

  • Mobile Website The job site has a mobile-optimized website compatible with mobile devices.

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