Looking for Jobs in All the Right Places

by Madi M.

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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I’ve Created a Monster (Account)

Looking for a job can be a nerve-wracking and stress-inducing experience. I struggled with trying to format my resume, wondering how I could word-smith the gaps within my work experience and trying to make the best first impression when I landed the in-person interview.

Lucky for me, my employed friends directed me to Monster.com, an online tool that not only helps you find a job, but also offers resume writing advice, practice interview questions and salary negotiation tips. Monster.com is no stranger in connecting job seekers like me to opportunities. In fact, every minute there are 29 resumes uploaded, 7900 jobs searched and 2800 jobs viewed. Surely, I thought to myself, there is something out there for me. So I signed up for my free Monster.com account to explore.

Get it Write, Get it Tight

What’s great about Monster.com is that the connection works both ways. You can actively look for jobs (more about that later), or you can upload your resume and become searchable by employers who are looking to fill positions in your industry.

Even before I could upload my resume (Monster.com can connect to your Google Drive or DropBox account), I knew it needed an overhaul. Fortunately, Monster.com has a free assessment from their smart resume-scanning technology. I got feedback on how my resume looks and reads to potential employers as well as a prediction of a recruiter’s first impression. Based on the results, I made edits so my resume would be a stronger indicator of what I can do and what type of employee I am.

And I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Yet)

Now that I’m armed with a stellar resume (IMHO), I was ready to start the actual job searching process. On Monster.com, you can look for a specific type of job with only a keywork and filter your results from there. Or, if you’re looking at a particular location or city, you’re able to see what jobs are available in that area (I hear Detroit is lovely, great people!).

Once you find a job that fits your criteria, you can apply directly at the employer’s website, save it to your Monster.com account or email it to a friend who is also looking (pay forward that good job karma). If a job looks promising, but you’re unfamiliar with the company, check out Monster.com’s profiles where you can learn more about them and see if it’s a mutually good fit.

What About Us?

If you're an employer looking to staff positions, use Monster.com to find top talent in your industry. Their reach to job seekers is vast, yet specific, depending on what you're looking for. You can make sure that your job posting is seen virtually anywhere you want: niche sites, social media giants and everything in between. Because of Monster.com's attention to targeting, you'll reach the type of candidates you want in such a tailored way that you're sure to make a lasting impression.

When you, as an employer, use Monster.com to place job postings, you get money back too. The more times you post an ad, the more money you save and the more impressions you'll get in front of an eager and engaged job-seeking audience. It's a win-win. Let Monster.com be a powerful recruitment tool for you and your company.

Willing to Wait

There can be a lot of uncertainty when it comes to job searches, but with Monster.com, you can take care of the things that are in your control like creating the perfect resume, increasing your background knowledge about positions and companies, and even mentally preparing yourself for the interview.

People say a watched pot never boils and I now know that also applies to an inbox or phone when you’re waiting to hear back from a job. In the meantime, you can check out Monster’s vast and varied articles related to the job market, career advice and more. It might distract you as you wait for your inbox to chime or phone to buzz (and it might inspire you to apply for other jobs).

So while we wait for our dream employer to call us back, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you if you keep your fingers crossed for me.