How to Make www.Monster.co.uk Find More Jobs For You and Win More Job Interviews Too
This is a highly visual site that covers all types of jobs in the UK and every single industry sector.
You'll typically find over 85,000 jobs at www.Monster.co.uk each and every month. They're plenty of different job search options and we'll teach you how to get the best out of them below.
Our 12 Top Tips make it easier and quicker to find a job on Monster, ensuring that you'll get full access to the best jobs that others may miss, so you'll win interviews and job offers before your competitors.
Make Job Search on Monster.co.uk Work For You
- A straightforward job search function on their home page allows you to conduct a job search by entering a job title, followed by skills / keywords (which they say is optional), plus a location (in the UK) - you then click on 'Search' to view a list of matching jobs.
- Top Tip #1: As with other job boards using the search function on their home page will mean that you won't see all the relevant job vacancies, because the keywords you entered may not be contained in all the job adverts that would be suitable for you.
- Top Tip #2: Use the Advanced Search feature to see all the relevant jobs that a lot of other people using a keyword search will miss - Advanced Search can be found in the 'Jobs' menu in the top navigation bar.
- Top Tip #3: When using the Advanced Search we recommend that you just enter a location, select the appropriate Job Type (Full-time, contract, etc), then choose 1 or 2 Categories and 1 or 2 Industries, then click on 'Search For Jobs'.
- A list of relevant jobs will be displayed, which you can 'Sort by relevance' (date , salary or distance), you can also change the distance you want to travel.
- Top Tip #4: If you get a lot of matching jobs, you can click on 'Advanced Search' and then choose a salary band - if there are still too many jobs, you can enter a job title, keywords and play with several other optional fields too.
- Top Tip #5: If there aren't many matches, you may want to increase the radius of your job search by increasing the distance you are prepared to travel, or you can take a look at other job boards, such as TotalJobs.co.uk, CV-Library.co.uk or Reed.co.uk.
How to Make Your Application Count on Monster
- Once you've got the search results up after conducting a search, you can click on a job title to view the full job advert, then you click on 'Apply' if you want to complete an application.
- The application process varies depending on the job that you've applied for, most of the time you will complete an application form on Monster.co.uk, but sometimes you are taken to either a recruiter's or an employer's own website to complete their own application process.
- If it's Monster's own application form, then you'll need to enter your email address and upload your CV or you can sign-in if you're already a member on Monster.co.uk.
- Top Tip #6: Always select the 'I want to include a cover letter' - if you don't then it looks like you're a bit on the lazy side (which will put off an employer), plus you'll have missed a crucial opportunity to impress the employer by telling them specifically what you can bring to their job.
- Top Tip #7: In the cover letter state why you're the best applicant for the job by explaining how your key skills, experience and achievements match the requirements of the job - they allow you 5000 characters, but try to keep this to 2000 characters or less.
- Top Tip #8: Remember to read through your CV and cover letter several times and preferably get someone else to check both of them as well. There's an 'ABC' spelling checker just below the cover letter.
- Would you like some help with your CV and cover letter? Our CV service can create an impressive CV and cover letter that will make your application on Monster.co.uk stand out, meaning you'll get more interviews and job offers.
Is Registration on www.Monster.co.uk Worthwhile?
- Register with Monster UK and you can upload your CV or build one online, allow employers to view your CV and get in touch, respond to adverts by sending you applications directly, and request email alerts for relevant jobs. You can also subscribe to newsletters.
- Top Tip #9: Register now by clicking on 'Join Us' in the top navigation bar or you can click on 'Sign in to apply' when you're applying for a job - you'll then be asked to fill in their form.
- Top Tip #10: If you want to receive jobs by email say 'Yes' to their Monster updates and job opportunities, but say 'No' to partner offers and promotions.
- During the registration process you will be subjected to several paid advertisements - you can click on 'Skip This Offer' or 'No Thanks' to move onto the next page.
- Top Tip #11: They will invite you to connect on Facebook. Be warned, if you do this everyone you know on Facebook can then see that you're looking for a job if they visit Monster and register themselves. You can click on 'Next Step' if you don't want to connect.
- You can upload you CV (maximum size 500KB), which you can then use to apply for jobs (without having to upload it again for each job you apply for on www.Monster.co.uk). Recruiters and employers can also view it - meaning they might contact you if they have a suitable job.
- You can edit your Profile (if you want to), adding information about your experience, skills, education, etc.
- Top Tip #12: You can change the 'Visibility' of both your Profile and your Uploaded CV, you need to select 'Private' if you don't want anyone else to be able to view them.
- There are numerous careers related articles and career tools. The younger demographic is reflected in the presence of online communities, where you can talk to other job seekers or ask for 'expert advice'.
|URL for job seekers||http://www.monster.co.uk/|
|Type of site||Generalist job site covering all jobs and sectors across the United Kingdom (UK)|
|Specific job sectors covered||
|Geographical coverage||23 countries world wide, including the UK|
|Number of jobs on the site||85,000 jobs per month in the UK|
|Jobs by email||Yes|
|Can you upload your CV||Yes|
Info on www.Monster.co.uk for Recruiters & Employers
- Monster offers an almost bewildering number of advertising options if you're an employer or recruiter wanting to fill a job vacancy.
- Their cheapest option is their SectorPost for £99, but this is for just a 14 day advert and can only be used in a limited number of sectors (probably not the sector/s you want to advertise in).
- You can have a Standard Job Post for £190 or a Network Post for £199, which means your job advert is posted on their network of 100+ other job sites (they claim it'll double the number of applications you receive).
- Monster's Power CV Search is £249, which gives you 7 days access to their CV database and allows you to download 50 CVs. One month's access is £799 and allows you to download 200 CVs.
- There are also lots of other options, including Job Bolding to make your job advert stand out, Job Logo to add your logo, Job Refresh to put your advert to the top of their job search results, plus many more options.
- CV Library.co.uk
- TipTopJob.com / TipTopJob.co.uk
- Generalist job sites in the UK
- IT job sites in UK
- Specialist job sites in UK 'A' to 'H'
- Specialist job site in UK 'I' to 'Z'
- GisaJob.com / Gisajob.co.uk now part of Fish4
- WorkThing.com also part of Fish4