Monster.com Icon

Monster.com Review

Monster.com offers useful, content-rich career resources to manage the job search and application process from start to finish. However, their busy site design is somewhat difficult to navigate. Learn More

Updated: January 17, 2014

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

Job Browsing

Read Less
  • 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.

Targeted Search

Read More

Account

Read More

Career Resources

Read More

Help and Support

Read More

Job Applying

Read More

Mobile

Read More

Disclaimer: We do our best to ensure the information on Reviews.com is accurate and updated at all times, however, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of all information. Efforts have been made to keep the content up to date and factual. For the most current and complete product details please verify with the merchant, product, issuer, or service directly on their website or during the buying or application process. Please understand that Reviews.com does have financial relationships with some of the merchants reviewed on this website. Reviews.com may receive compensation if users choose to click on the links located on the pages of this website and sales and/or leads are generated for the merchant.

© 2014 Reviews.com | All rights reserved.