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JOB SEARCHING ON MONSTER.COM

JOB SEARCHING ON MONSTER.COM

A Reusable Process

Desir P. Grogan

Customer Training Coordinator

DC Public Library / MLKJML

Monster.com is one of many job search engines, but is listed first as the Top Ten Job Search Engines on the Web by About.com. Though each have their perks and their requirements, what we will discover on Monster.com will be consistent with what you will discover on other job search engines and job boards.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Goal of the Online Job Search: Prepare Apply Track

Prepare Document & Skill Set Checklist

Setup Monster.com Account

Upload Rsum on Monster.com

Searching for Jobs using Monsters Engine

Copy & Paste Cover Letter on Monster.com

Apply Three Ways

Tracking Saving Job Posts

Tracking Saving Job Searches

Tracking Flow Chart Review: The Reusable Process

Additional Job Search Engines

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Goal of the Online Job Search

Engage 3 critical steps to an effective job search:

Prepare

Apply

Track

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Any online job search, using a job search engine, involves three steps:

Preparation is Key involves not only document preparation, but also computer skill preparation, wince everything step of the process will be conducted online

Application process will vary depending on the sponsor of the position. We will discover that on Monster there are at least three application processes that are possible in response to an advertised job

Tracking the job searches conducted, the number of applications submitted and to whom, whether follow-up communications have been pursued within a reasonable amount of time about submission, as well as responses from potential employers that have arrived in the email box are all necessary and key activities for staying on top of the job search process until a job is landed.

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PREPAREDocuments & Skill Set Checklist

Completed Rsum and Cover Letter

Created in MS WORD & saved on portable media

Established E-mail Account

List of Job titles or subject areas for the Job Search process

Computer Skills:

Ability to save and open documents

Ability to navigate & generate E-mail messages

Ability to navigate and complete online forms

Ability to create folders on the Desktop and in the E-mail

Create a Monster.com Account

Before the online job search can be pursued, certain preliminary steps must be taken steps of preparation:

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Set-Up Monster.com Account

Go to www.monster.com

Click the Join Us! link at top right

Complete the Become a Member page, and accept Monster's terms of use and privacy policy.

Click Join

Stay Informed page offers Monster E-mails on updates & targeted career opportunities

Beware of special offers interlaced within the Set-up process. Click Skip this offer to move to the next page of the Set-up process.

Your membership is official screen

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Upload Rsum on Monster.com

On the Official Membership screen, click Create a Rsum link

Select Upload a File in Create Resume dialog box

Click Browse button and locate rsum on Desktop or portable media

Complete all required fields:

Name the rsum (Note: Employers will see this title when searching for rsums)

Desired job title

Current career level and Work authorizaion for US menus

Make this rsum public checkbox is already checked.

Click "Create button. Your resume has been saved screen will appear

Click Tell us about yourself & complete My Profile. Then click Save & Continue

Upload Rsum on Monster.com

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6. Make this rsum public - This means that your rsum will be viewable by employers conducting rsum searches and will give you the widest access to possible job opportunities. Only one rsum can be public at any one time, but any rsum can be used to apply for jobs online.

7. Create a Rsum button

8. Complete Resume Visibility form - which covers your current experience, info about the kind of job you are looking for, where you want to work, etc.

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Searching for Jobs Using Monsters Engine

On the MONSTER banner:

Enter the Job Title

Enter Any Skills or Keywords

Enter the location (City/State/Zip)

Click Search.

Most Relevant results displayed by default.

To sort by Most Recent, select the Date column on the far left-hand side.

Click Job Title link.

4. Job Title link - When you place your mouse on the link, an information balloon appears giving a snapshot description of the Job Title. When you click on the Job Title, you are taken to that employers fuller description of the Job Title. At the bottom of this fuller description page, you are provided with a link that allows you to apply for the position (please do not click this link until instructed to do so in Part 2).

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Copy & Paste Cover Letter on Monster.com

Under My Profile link click Create a Cover Letter

On the Cover Letter Builder page:

Type a relevant title for the Cover Letter in the Title field (This will only be visible to you, e.g. Cover Letter #1)

Open Cover Letter and Copy and paste into the Cover Letter Builder page OR Select a template

Click Save & Close (orange button)

Confirm Rsum & Cover Letter have been posted by hovering the mouse over My Profile link

Notice entries under My Resumes and My Cover Letters sections.

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Three Ways to APPLY to a Job Post

Application Process 1 Employers Internal Job System

Will require that you create a separate username and password to navigate their system

May also require that you upload your rsum and cover letter to their site

Monster.com will acknowledge that you are leaving the Monster search engine environment to apply for the job. When prompted, click continue to be directed to their website.

Application Process 2 Monster.com Tools

Will require that you use your Monster.com username and password, as well as the uploaded features for your rsum and cover letter

Application Process 3 Apply by Email

Will provide an email address link to the employers contact.

Will be asked to attached your rsum and cover letter to the email

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TRACKING: Saving Job Posts

Under "Jobs click the job title in Recently Searched category

On the Job Tools right navigational panel, click Save

The Manage Saved Jobs page lists saved jobs with following info:

Date created

Company name

Job age

Under Jobs link, the number of jobs saved appears in parenthesis

After you click Save, two things will occur:

In the More Options panel on the right, the number beside the Saved Jobs (#) link will increase by one

When you place your mouse over the Job Title you just saved, the word (Saved) will appear in parenthesis next to the Job Title in the information balloon.

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TRACKING: Saving Job Searches

On the MONSTER banner:

Enter the Job Title

Enter Any Skills or Keywords

Enter the location (City/State/Zip)

Click Search.

Click the Saved Searches button above the results; then click the Save this Search button in the dialog box

Search criteria are presented in a new dialog box. In the Get Email Alerts section, select how frequently E-mail updates on this job search should be sent

Click Save.

Under Jobs link, the number of saved searches appears in

parenthesis

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TRACKING: Flow Chart Review

Regardless as to which Application Process is used, the process of tracking is the same.

Create folders to house

employer info (web address, email address, contact name),

application dates,

follow-up date info,

log in usernames & passwords

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Additional Job Search EnginesThe Open Marketplace34% of job seekers found their last job and 62% of recruiters found more than of their new hires on an Internet Job Board, according to a survey by Weddles, LLC.

www.careerbuilder.com

www.USAjobs.com

www.indeed.com

www.dice.com

www.simplyhired.com

www.jobster.com

www.americanstaffing.net

(for temp jobs)

www.hotjobs.com

www.net-temps.com

www.job.com

www.snagajob.com

www.bestjobsusa.com

www.nationsjobs.com

www.dcjobs.com

www.washingtonpost/jobs.com

www.jobvertise.com

www.wantedjobs.com

www.worldworks.com

www.craigslist.org

www.idealist.org

Other job search engines

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QUESTIONS

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