Monster.com--what do employers see?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by puma1552, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    So I'm making a profile on Monster.com, and I'm a little confused. I've uploaded a resume and made it public/searchable, and added contact information, but beyond that I'm not sure what I should or shouldn't be bothering with on the site.

    It says:

    So if employers will never see my profile, and only my resume, what's the point of filling out all the extra fields, meaning those that want lengthy descriptions of stuff?

    From what I understand, the more info I have in my profile, the more monster can use to pull from to match me to jobs automatically, which I understand. But I don't see how writing some long-winded 3000 word bit on experience or whatever is going to help them with that, because I doubt someone at monster sits down and actually reads my profile and experience to match me to a job?

    I mean, if nobody at monster is reading my profile, and employers can't see my profile, what's the point of filling out all those long-winded explanation sections? I can certainly understand filling out contact info, adding a resume, and maybe some demographic info, but everything else seems like a waste of time.

    Also what about uploading a cover letter? It's rather hurtful to send an employer a general/generic cover letter, so I'm assuming uploading one is a bad idea?

    What exactly do employers see if they can't see anything in my profile? Just my resume and contact info? Do I really need to do anything beyond that? I mean, the resume says it all pretty much.
     
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    even with just your resume up there ... employers will find you.

    I had one up there once and even received calls from headhunters.

    best of luck to you
     
  3. R94N macrumors 68020

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    My Dad signed up on Monster and got a lot of interest from various companies just from having his CV up there, from what I've seen it's very effective. As to whether they're actually jobs that look appealing or attractive to you or not, I don't know, but certainly employers will want to contact you after you complete everything!
     
  4. codymac macrumors 6502

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    As a hiring manager, all I see is the resumes that our HR department's recruiters finds and forwards to me.
     

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