Finding the perfect job or choosing the right career path or for that matter even switching to a new career can be a stressful experience for most of us. Ask any job seeker and he or she will tell you about the anxieties they face in their endeavors to pursue their dream job. You may be confident of your credentials and may have set up your Monster profile with care, but you’re still waiting for that crucial call from a prospective employer. Have you even wondered why it’s taking such a long time for someone to call you? Maybe it’s time to relook at the efforts you have put in and take advantage of Monster’s potential to help you find the perfect job that matches your skills.
1. Choose your Search Type
- Think about what you are looking for and type in the relevant keywords within double quotes in the search box to get specific results.- Choose years of experience, location, industry, and function and then click ‘Search’ for results.
Advanced Search: This functionality allows you to add filters such as, Salary, Company Type and freshness of results to help you narrow down your search. Job Categories: Choose from ‘Walk-in jobs’, ‘Contract Jobs’ or ‘Special Abilities Jobs’ to lead you directly to the desired results. Besides, you may directly search for popular job categories like - IT Jobs; Sales Jobs, Banking Jobs and BPO Jobs among others.Other Job Browsing Options: You can opt for the additional job browsing options based on Function, Industry, Location, Companies, Placement Consultants and International Jobs.
2. Write the perfect Resume:
Craft a Compelling Headline: Your resume headline needs to have the perfect balance between 'interesting' and 'informative'. It should be eye-catching and also reflect your experience and skills to catch the attention of the recruiter. Switch from the generic “Experience in Software Industry” to the specific “3 years of experience in Java/J2EE”.Consider seeking expert help: Use Monster’s Career Services such as Xpress Resume+, Right Resume, Career Booster or Resume Highlighter for crafting an impactful resume.
3. Be Profile Perfect
Enter the right key-skills: The key skills you enter in your Monster Profile reflect your professional strengths. Fill in the blanks for statements like ‘I am proficient in___’ ‘I have developed expertize in____’, ‘I have certifications in___’ and so on.
Update Regularly: Your profile should be updated at an interval not exceeding six months. Recruiters search candidates based on certain specific parameters such as: Functional Area, Education, Current Salary, Keywords, Skills, Designation, Company name etc. Updating these details regularly throws a favourable light on your professional character.
4. Get the most out of job alerts
Sort it right: Job alerts appear according to relevance by default, with the most relevant ones appearing on top. You can customize the results using parameters like freshness, top employers, location, salary, company type and experience.
Increase relevance of job alerts: You can make your job alerts more relevant for you by:- Regularly updating your profile- Specifying your location- Adding a detailed description to your profile- Selecting a specific functional area- Creating ‘Custom Alerts’
5. Let people know!Once you are satisfied with your Monster profile, don’t forget to share it on your social media channels to increase reach and attract more job opportunities.By using some simple tips, tricks, and strategies, you can increase the effectiveness of your Monster Profile and attract job offers customized to your career goals. Also check these job search tips to get the best returns from your profile.