Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter set the bar for users in the social media cloud but there are still some other heavy hitters in the arena of employment websites. Monster, CareerBuilder and Jobster have been in the ring for quite a few rounds and pack a very powerful punch when it comes to employment websites. These clear-cut job search websites reach millions of prospective employees each month and can be a prized addition to your company’s on-line search for that next great employee.
Monster.com is one of the largest employment websites in the world and is the largest job search engine in the world. OnMonster, employers wanting to post job openings can post them in one of two categories. “Standard Job" posting site will cost from $210 - $395 for a 60 day ad, the price depending on your location. Most locations will put you in the $350 - $385 range. You can also select the “Skilled & Hourly" posting site and this targeted listing site will cost your company $119 for a 14 day listing.
Another service provided by Monster is a “Power Resume Search” option. This search option will help you pinpoint the best qualified candidates based on your criteria. It will rank candidates based on the information you supply and rank the candidates in a side by side comparison. This service is subscription and location based and can purchase in one month to one year termsw. A single month with a 100 mile radius with up to 100 resumes will cost $575 and a subscription of 3 months with 300 resumes is $1,300. If you are looking for a campaign that is nationally based then a 1 month plan with 100 resumes will cost $700. A three month plan nationally with 300 resumes will set you back $1,750.
The top ten hourly job titles for Monster
- Customer Service Representative
- Retail Salesperson
- Administrative Support Workers
- Office Assistant
- Medical Office Receptionist
- Medical Assistant
- Accounting Clerk
Monster is always competing for your business, so there is always monthly specials. So a quick look at their website can yield savings in your next candidate search.
CareerBuilder.com, operated by CareerBuilder, is the largest online employment website in the United States, with more than 24 million unique visitors each month and a 34% market share of help-wanted web sites in the United States.
CareerBuilder charges per post and you can edit your post as much as needed in the 30 days that it is advertised for. A single post on
CareerBuilder will cost your company $419 with savings coming, if you advertise with multiple posts. 10 posts on CareerBuilder will cost $3,400 or $314 per post a savings of $790.
As with Monster, you can also search their extensive data base of resumes. This is also a subscription based service as well. CareerBuilder'ssubscription rates are for 2 weeks to a year with no limit on your radius. 2 weeks will cost $600 and one month $1,000. A six month subscription is $4,200.
CareerBuilder has a multitude of specific websites and categories to hone in on that specific resume. Sologig job postings are essential for recruiting IT or Engineering professionals. Posting your job on Sologig, puts it on one of the largest IT and Engineering job sites on the internet.
CareerBuilders.com offers a Free demo tour of their Resume Database before you buy. With a minimal release of information, you can see if this service will be useful in your next search of online resumes.
Jobster is the little brother of Monster and CareerBuilder in the employment website and job listings service. Jobster is also the most economical of the three and listing your job openings on Jobster will cost substantially less than the other two. Jobseekers can use the site to search job postings on Jobster.com as well as job boards from across the web and employer sites; explore user-generated content about companies and their culture and use social networking to connect with current and past employees at the companies the user is interested in.
A 30 day single post on Jobster is $75. Posting 5 jobs and the cost is $375 or bulk postings of 50 positions for $1,000.
Whether you use Monster, CareerBuilder or Jobster for finding your next great employee, one thing is evident there are a slew of online resources that are just a click and dollar away from securing that next great hire.