Last Updated: October 12, 2015 4

Using Monster.com to Find a Job

Found In: Employment

Monster.com is one of the biggest and most well known job search websites currently in existence. With Monster.com you will be able to search through a wide variety of job listings looking for the perfect job for you. You will be matched to a job based on a number of different parameters. Your resume will be on Monster.com allowing potential employers to find you if your skills are in line with what they are looking for.

Signing up

The first step to publishing your resume on Monster.com and looking for jobs is to create an account. This initial sign up stage can be quite quick, but remember that you will have to create a resume from scratch to make your account worthwhile which could take a few hours (if you want to do it properly). Here are some steps for signing up:

  • Go to www.monster.com in order to reach the homepage of Monster. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • Click on the link that says “Join us” at the top of the screen towards the right. This will take you to a form that you will have to fill in.
  • If you want to skip the homepage, go to http://my.monster.com/Become-Member/Create-Account.aspx. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • There are several fields that you will now have to fill in. The first field is your email address. Your email address is needed so that you will be able to access your account if you ever forget your password.
  • Next you will have to choose a password. On Monster.com your password needs to be 8-20 characters long. It must have at least one letter, and at least one symbol or number. Remember that the password you choose should be something that is easy for you to remember. At the same time it should also be something that other people will not easily be able to guess. Think about this carefully.
  • Then fill in your first name, your last name, your location, and the highest level of education that you have.
  • Click the box which says “I have read, and I accept, Monster’s terms of use and privacy policy”. It is wise to actually read the terms and conditions before committing to anything. Always know what you are signing up for.
  • Once you have done all of that, click “Join” to start job searching.

Logging in

Once you have created your account you will have to log into the Monster.com website to start job searching.

  • Go to www.monster.com in order to reach the homepage of Monster. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • There is a “Sign in” option that is located near the top of the screen towards the right hand side on the homepage. Click on that.
  • Enter the email address and password that you specified during the sign up process into the window that then appears.
  • If you have forgotten your password, click on the appropriate link and an email will be sent to the email address you linked with the account with further instructions.

Resume writing tips

It is then advised that you go to http://resume.monster.com/ and take careful note of the various resume writing tips that Monster.com has to offer. Remember that your resume is the first impression that potential employers will have of you so you want it to be something really special and that will stand out from the crowd.

Your resume

The next step is to upload your resume. There are a few different ways to include your resume on Monster.com.

Resume Builder

Now that you know what makes a good resume it is time to use Monster.com to build your resume.

  • Think of a title for your resume that is relevant. Write this in the “Resume Basics” box.
  • Decide what kind of privacy settings you want on your resume. For example, should it be publicly viewable, or should your permission be asked if someone wants to know more about your resume?
  • Next fill in the “Work Experience” box with as much detail as possible. Include all work experience, the years you worked there, the company name, your employer, and your position.
  • Fill in all education and training in the “Education” box. Include everything such as school names and training received.
  • You will then have to specify your job options. Be as specific as possible as this will make it more likely that you will receive notifications about the jobs that you actually want to do. This information is provided in the “Target Job” box.
  • Fill in information about your “Work Status”.
  • Click “Update Account”.

Upload your resume

You also have the option of uploading an existing resume. You will have to fill in the job type and location you would prefer. Click “Browse” to find your resume on your computer, and then click on “Save resume” for the upload to go through.

Copy and Paste your resume

In the resume box you will also be given the option to copy and paste your entire resume. Please note that building your resume on the site is considered the best option.

Last tips

  • Make sure that you resume is suitable
  • Keep your resume up to ate to increase the chances that employers will be interested in you
  • Keep track of how often people view your Monster.com resume
  • Include a cover letter in order to give the best first impression possible

Using Monster.com is quite easy to do, but you need to make sure that you have the time necessary to create a good resume. If you follow these instructions you should have no problem at all when it comes to creating an account and a resume on Monster.com.