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  Never again!
Written by Anonymous User on May 15, 2003
 
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Ridiculously expensive. They charge you for everything...you cannot pick more than 1 relevent category for your posting w/o being charged for an additional posting. You cannot refresh your posting w/o being charged for an additioanl posting.

It proved to be completely ineffective as well. The responses were horrible.

Unless you have huge budget, I would strongly recommend avoiding this site to find qualified candidates. Hotjobs and Careerbuilder are both much better in terms of effectiveness, value, and ease of use.

  Best Site, hands down
Written by Anonymous User on March 13, 2003
 
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You want resumes, you want candidates, you want hires. You'll get it all with Monster.com. No one else comes close

  Monster.com good for general positions
Written by tekjobz on October 15, 2002
 
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Monster.com is *very* good for general positions like sales or customer service.

But if you need very experienced or technical people, then forget it. You will receive *many* resumes -- only thing is that most of the candidates will be under-qualified.

And if you do not use a service like PostOnce to mask your email address before posting to Monster, then you will receive a lot of spam as a result of your Monster postings.

Monster is big and has a large number of postings which makes them happy hunting grounds for spammers looking for email addresses.

Some job boards either sell your email address or just throw your info up on the site unprotected and leave you to sift through the the junk (mail).

To combat this, I use PostOnce which is excellent for reducing the amount of spam from job postings. When I post to big boards like Monster.com, I use PostOnce to hide my email address and filter spam before it ever reaches my email account.

Even with all that I said, I still think that Monster.com is the best. You just have to know how to use it. :)

Monster.com is expensive though.

  Probably the biggest reach on the net...
Written by Ben Fabreezi on October 2, 2002
 
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... but you will pay for it.

Monster is a well developed job board with many features.

As a recruiter though, I question Monster's value for us mere mortals. Monster is very expensive at $305 per job posting.

They do however offer bundles that lower your cost per job posting, but in this economy it is very difficult to justify keeping an inventory of "perishable" job posting credits.

Many recruiting firms do not use all of their credits and regretably create bogus jobs for "resume farming". While this can dampen the quality of jobs on Monster, who can blame recruiters in this situation? Posting some job text to use up your credits is better than letting them expire.

I have read messages on boards from frustrated recruiters who were polling the group, trying to sell their unused monster credits.

Bottom line: If you can afford Monster's prices then great, you will get a lot of responses. But your best bet is to pay as you go, unless you know for sure that you are going to use up all of your credits.

I am a bigger fan of Headhunter.

 
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