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1.0

monster.com = horrible job bank

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from Corpus Christi, TX

Comments about Monster.com:

to many pop-ups and advertising offers it makes you feel like your privacy to monster is available to any and all of their partners and i dont appreciate that, all i want to do is find a job not by useless crap from partners. the responses from employers never happens ive been on for three years have a bachelors degree and have never once had any kind of response, not to mention most of the time when you try to apply for a job they send you to some other website to finish an application off their website so why go to monster for this when i could just find these companies myself which i have. another complaint is that most of the time when i try to click on a job to view the details it usually just takes along time to load the page and then it just times out and say's there is a problem viewing this job search and you dont even get to see the jobs you want to apply for because you cant even access them because there server is slow. i removed my account and started looking at companies that i want to apply for and just do it on that company's website ,and at least i get some kind of response from that company, as with monster you might as well just keep on dreaming for a response to happen. monster is very ineffective save your time dont get an account , do your homework know what field you want to work in , then find several companies and do research on everyone you want to apply to and just apply via their personal company website so that way you will get a response. there are no pros on monster only cons stay away youll be better off in the long run doing your own research after all you know better than anyone what you want believe in yourself and you will be better off.

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1.0

I am Not in Yuma!

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from Lake Havasu City, AZ

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I would not reccomend this site to my enemy! I have made my resume, browsed for jobs a few times. But, what makes me mad is the distance meter is wrong! I am not in Yuma or am not even 20 miles from Yuma. But, there is where it always searches for job! Very annoying and not worth my time..

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2.0

Monster.com is just wasting my time

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from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Monster.com:

I have been a Monster.com user on and off for two years and, aside from a few job articles, is filled with scam artists, hucksters, unaccredited online colleges, and shady head hunters. The only two decent job leads which I have found on Monster for the past two years has been working for Pizza Hut and an art job for the SEIU. That's it.

One horror story I applied for was with a company referred to as "Company Confidential" and when I applied for the job I got the job interview. It turned out it was a company called Ad Hoc Advancement which presents itself as an advertising firm which has worked with Papa John's Pizza and The Oakland A's. The truth is, they hire you to sell Tom and Jerry coloring books in the parking lot of a Safeway grocery store. I was seething! The company was not all that they claimed to be and I just wasted my time. Also, if you sign up be prepared to received up to five harassing phone calls per morning from unaccredited college recruiters because Monster.com sells your contact information to them. You do not have to consent to this invasion of your privacy because Monster will just do it without your permission.

Beware of Monster.

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4.0

Great Site to find a job

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from Larned, KS

Comments about Monster.com:

I just joined Monster a few days ago, and I really enjoy this site. I am searching for an at home position and they offer a few to check out. So far no job offers but I am staying positive. I enjoy this site and so far I haven't found any scam sites that hacked in!

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1.0

As a Job Hunter: Big Potentials Fall Flat

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from Olathe, KS

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When I was first laid off from my job, I was terrified. The job market was (and still is) tight, and with two toddlers to care for, I didn't evne know where to start. After revamping the resume and plunging into the online job marketings of both CareerBuilder and Monster, I can say one thing: Monster stopped caring.

**My Experiences**

Back in January, I loved Monster - especially their new PowerSearch. It did such a great job, and I really preferred Monster for my job searches. I loved it. When I saw their ads at the SuperBowl, I knew that they really did have the better site.

At the time, you could plug something in like "marketing manager" and see results that were everything and more. It was perfect! You could also organize it by date, qualifications, etc. What I loved the most was that you could (and still can) look at a job posting and see exactly the experience they are requiring for the position. It makes my job much easier!!

That being said, in early February they went through a change. Chaos insued. Something has changed and I don't know what.

**The Changes**

* Before you could select between a Power Search and a normal search. Now there are no descriptors. The only difference is that the Power Search includes a BETA tag. Other than that BETA tag, there is no difference that can be noted.

* Before you could organize the job postings by date. Now that's a joke. If you try to organize it by date (i.e. newest first), you all of a sudden get ALL of the job postings available in your area - not just the ones relevant to your search.

* Before you could look at jobs posted within a certain time frame (i.e. 24 hours, 3 days, 7 days, 14 days, etc). Now that option is no longer available. Instead, you are given SIXTY (60) days of job postings.

* Before, daily (or weekly) email subsciptions sent relevant and new jobs to your inbox. Now it's a laugh. I'm looking for relevant jobs to meet my requiremed job information of "Marketing Communication Specialist" yet somehow I still manage to receive job postings for warehouse positions and even positions in different states, despite my limited search area. Last time I checked, Ohio was not 25 miles from Kansas.

**Summary**

I really dread searching for jobs and submitting applications through Monster. To submit an application, you are required to upload a resume onto their platform. Any customizations are destroyed by the program's autocorrect feature, meaning it can take hours to simply upload a resume - even a text-only resume.

Do I still search there? Yes, because I know some jobs only post on Monster. In the end though, I cannot imagine using Monster and coming up with anything beneficial. If you do find a job that is relevant and NOT 60 days old, don't apply through Monster - go through the company, if you can. I've contacted Monster multiple times about their website, and it has yet to be corrected.

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1.0

Monster is not good for small businesses.

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from East Hartford, CT

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I work for a manufacturing company that employs about 500 employees.  We were searching for an International Sales Manager - in our state, that would work from our office and travel. 

We received THOUSANDS of resumes, which sounds like a great idea, however, 90% of them were not qualified, and the ones that were lived far far away and didn't have any plans on relocating. 

Due to the overwhelmingly useless response, we cancelled our account with them and vowed never to use them again.  We contacted our sales rep and told him our concerns, and he had an "oh well" attitude about the problem.  We posted a very specific ad indicating the requirements for the position and that previous relevant experience was necessary, so it wasn't like we just said "seeking sales manager!" and opened the flood gates.

We just use our local paper now, as well as our state's unemployment website and job bank.  We've had better luck finding local, qualified applicants, and nowhere near as many resumes.

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3.0

This monster eats time

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from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Monster.com:

The "Monster" website has many uses and is quite good... for about 2% of the population.  It tends to eat away at your time and waste it, as you won't often get good leads.  Many employers and job-seekers are just data mining, looking for info on what is out there.  Don't expect great results.  It is better to go to a more specific line, for example:

thelanguagemall.com

The Language Mall  has specific jobs for translators and ESL teachers, interpreters, etc.  This is better and more "targeted" for that group.

Another example might be fx-currency for your financial jobs, or autojobs for jobs in the auto industry, mediaworks for your web design and media jobs, etc.  Look to hone in on your media field.

Monster does not hit the target.  You need to get more specific in your job search, otherwise you'll be 1 in a million lost resumes, or (as an employer) you'll be one of a thousand in a sea of lost employers.

However, Monster is ok if you're not on a real job search, but just looking into the future for possible better opportunities.

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2.0

No, I don't want to be a data clerk

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from Benicia, CA

Comments about Monster.com:

Both my daughters posted their resumes and signed up to be notified of jobs in their fields. One cares for animals and the other is a medical assistant. Every day they get a short list of jobs that have nothing to do with their interests or abilities. Many  of the jobs require a technical degree or skill they obviously don't possess. For example, IT instructor. So far this has been nothing but a waste of time.

 

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2.0

Be afraid of this monster

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from Cynthiana, KY

Comments about Monster.com:

Employers who advertise once are on their list so be prepared for repeated sales calls.  This site is fine for general jobs for large companies with multiple locations.  More targeted jobs with fewer locations is not recommended.  Too many international applicants wanting a US visa.  Keep this monster in its cage!

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