Since 1994 Monster.com has been the job boards "leader," and since that time, an endless number of "Quality vs. Quantity" debates have spawned. Love them or hate them, their is no denying that their quick rise (and ability to stay on top) has been impressive. Heck, they were the first dot com to sponsoring Olympics and on any given Sunday, have floating blimps around the nation.
Now I’ve only been doing this career thing since 2005, but one consistent theme has clearly emerged: people hate Monster, yet people still use Monster! Maybe even OJ!
I am constantly getting e-mails from listeners and readers blasting Monster.com and how much is "sucks." Well for all of you haters out there, you enjoyed the Website’s recent hacking and now you’ll get a kick out of this e-mail that they are sending around to employers:
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Desperate times for Monster? Maybe.
While I am a true believe that Monster.com has many problems, (way beyond the fact that every job posting seems to be for the Air Force) I must be honest: one of the best jobs I ever had came via Monster. Call me the needle in the haystack. So since a lot of people always ask me, "What about Monster?" My advice is simple. Use it as a small part of your search.
While the quality of their job postings are certainly questionable, so is a lot of their advice. It’s a rare, rainy Tuesday that I ever find a unique piece of career advice that makes me feel that I walked away with something of value. I will say, however, their blog has recently improved, tackling some out-of-the-box issues. Or at least presenting them in a sexier wrapper.
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