Divorce Leave You Looking for a job? Read this comparison of Indeed.com and Monster.com

Monster.com and indeed.com are popular websites used to find employment, research jobs, and make career related connections.  Monster.com is a more robust site than indeed.com, but that doesn’t mean that it is necessarily better for all job seekers.  Monster.com receives much more traffic than indeed.com and has more job listings.  Both offer jobs that are primarily “office jobs”, such as administrative/clerical, business related fields, and sales/ marketing.   Monster.com however, is used significantly more than indeed by people who have graduate degrees.  Indeed.com appears to be used more by people without a college degree and people with undergraduate only.

Searching for a job on both websites provides different experiences.  Indeed.com gives a much more in-depth description of the job, including duties, qualifications, benefits, all on different tabs, as well as a link to the company website.  Indeed.com also provides step-by-step instructions about how to apply for the job.  Monster.com, on the other hand, provides only brief job descriptions, qualifications, and an excerpt from the company who is offering the job.  Monster.com also has a link to the company website.

Both websites are great tools to find out what types of jobs are being offered — where the needs are. Job seekers may prefer indeed.com because of the organized layout of the website. Indeed.com is useful for those looking for jobs and are not sure what to expect.  The details provided by indeed.com are in-depth.  Indeed.com could be great website to be used by someone re-entering the working world after years of not working.  Those reinterring the working world after a divorce may find indeed.com especially useful with the clarity it provides and the manner in which indeed.com makes it very clear what is expected of the applicant.  On the other hand, if the jobseeker has a higher level of education and has a well-established resume, moster.com may be the appropriate choice.   Also job seekers may prefer monster.com for its straightforward approach by keeping descriptions short and only providing the most important information.

Posted by Jessica Wilds, Graine Mediation Intern

This blog and its materials have been prepared by Graine Mediation for informational purposes only and are not intended to be, are not, and should not be regarded as, legal advice.  This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.  Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.
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7 Responses to Divorce Leave You Looking for a job? Read this comparison of Indeed.com and Monster.com

  1. bookluver says:

    I think that it is great that you are offering these sorts of tools to new divorcee’s. I recently read a great book titled, “Living Happier After: 20 Women Talk About Life After Divorce” by Wilma Jones, which offers great tips to people, especially women, who have just gone through divorce. One thing I learned the most from this book is that one way to stay happy after the divorce is to stay busy- delve into something you enjoy- like a job you love. I am so glad that there are sites like yours that help people find the resources they need to be able to do this.

    http://www.livinghappierafter.com/

  2. John Flemming says:

    I think some of your numbers are off. According to compete.com, Indeed surpassed Monster in terms of job seeker traffic over a year ago. This past month Monster had about 17M unique visitors where Indeed had about 24M unique visitors.

    Indeed also is the largest source of hire across all jobs, whether it be entry level or executive level according to recent studies published by iCims and Silkroad.

    http://www.icims.com/blog/post/2012/08/23/Where-Do-You-Find-Your-Best-Candidates.aspx
    http://blog.silkroad.com/index.php/2012/03/going-straight-to-the-source-recruitment-source-effectiveness/

    • Thank you for reading our blog and taking the time to comment. In our firm’s practice, most of our clients that are looking for work find greater satisfaction at Indeed. I wasn’t sure why this was . . . hence the research my intern did to try and determine what was going on. Your corrections are appreciated. At Graine Mediatin we try and help our clients, in any way that we can, find opportunity within the otherwise tough world of divorce.

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