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This information was incorrect. There was only 7 CV with the correct criteria. I would not reuse or recommend to anyone. Do not use this company!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As a SME recruiter in the UK we were pressured into purchasing an all singing service provision from Monster, we signed up October Within a week we realised that the system, service, technology was very antiquated and out dated.

We wrote formally to the HQ in London and received a call back advising that it was tough we had signed so you will pay, is what we were informed - the individual even laughed at me!! If you attempt to cancel you are threatened with a default notice.

Today is 29th June. I got response on this mail though on the same day, by Ms Ajitha that she will take care of it and have done some changes. She called through her Landline stating that you may callback, in case have any issues or queries.

Categorization is not done properly. Already 3 months passed and your team is incompetent to provide any solution. They have no solution and only wasting my time. It was my folly that I paid the money to you guys, instead of some good Job Service Providers.

What Ajitha has done which Venktesh was not able to. Both have done the same thing. First promising and then NOT Picking the phone. Deepti Kaushik Calling Time: I remember the days that Monster was the place to go for job searches. Not sure what happened, but it is horrible!! Some of the jobs are postings from months ago too. I tried to change the filter to only show new jobs posted in the past 2 weeks and it clears out my key words so I get every job that Monster has listed.

I shut the email notifications off cause they jobs had nothing to do with I set it up with. The resume reviewer is useless. I got a piece of feedback that I needed to take the pronouns out of my resume. There are no pronouns in my resume. Just stay away, stick with Indeed even though they have their own issues and I have found some good leads on Linked In. Worst job board we have ever used. If anything, they actually hindered us as a business. David Briffa needs a complete retrain on customer service and his aggressive approach.

Please do not use Monster. Their resume writing service is a bad joke! I have paid for a resume service along with all the other add on Services to a cost of USD and I have been speaking to their team for over a month to no avail.

They have no understanding of the industries such as Telco. That page has a login option that just reloads the page and sticks you in a loop. Half the time these idiots are calling me about a job that has nothing to do with what I actually do.

I posted a EA job position on Monster. After many hours of communication and correspondence with them, it seems clear to me, that the recruitment services they proposed to me are a scam. It was great speaking with you today. We have a staff of over recruiters called TalentFusion that do an amazing job providing a pipeline of qualified candidates. We work with your team, to identify the perfect candidate, then we get to work.

We will interview and screen all candidates and send you the interested, qualified candidates. Finally at the end of the call with Katy and Leigh, the only specifications of the "agreement" Katy could provide me involved a payment schedule outlined and invoiced below.

When I asked Katy to put in writing the minimum responsibilities and limitations of the services they had promised, they reiterated the same vague details in an email unrelated to any meaningful performance indicators or specific outcomes.

And I call it a scam, because besides their failure to provide me a reasonable contract, they failed to mention in over three hours of phone and email communications what the invoice stipulated: We appreciate your time and all of the information you were able to share.

I am attaching some slides for you to take a look at that paint of picture of our process. I want to be sure we are being upfront with what you can expect from us and in return what we would expect form you as our partner. Each program begins with a Kick Off Call. My team will likely ask you some questions about the role and the opportunity.

We look for your participation on this call to provide feedback on candidates and to allow my team to share with you market data and behind the scenes information on our recruitment strategy. My team expects that you will provide information, partner to provide feedback and be open to best practices and recommendations we may have along the way. Whether you end up interviewing every candidate or disliking every candidate we send to you, this portion of the fee would still be owed.

My team will work hard to find candidates that have the skillset you are looking for and that are interested in your opportunity, but we cannot guarantee the hire. You will own the responsibility of an initial call with candidates, the actual interviews and with negotiating salary and making an offer. Leigh Fields Quote Valid From: Customer agrees to provide Monster with a weekly report on all hires made from candidates provided by Monster.

Monster will bill Customer on a monthly basis Net 30 terms for additional fees due for the accepted interviews and each hire as set forth herein. Monster may, upon notice to Customer, audit any and all hiring records of Customer relating to this Agreement. Eventhough I had updated my country of origin yet I was registered to Monster India and was receiving ridiculous request.

I strongly discourage applicants from using Monster. They are a terrible company and i would highly recomend that you stay completely away from them. Their software is not that great and i have heard that their Job Board does not give great results either. Some of their software looks ok but from reading other reports it does not give great results. Here is the best part, on the third attempt to get the resume up to a standard I would want to present myself, I am unqualified for the jobs I am seeking, and that is why they cannot help me regardless of how many times the service rewrites my resume to get it write.

More important than a resume is believing in yourself, because there are many companies and one 1 of you. GPD in Lakeland, Florida. Daniel Lomartra in Ithaca, New York said: Great info-think this is what I will try first. My brother went to Cornell - so, I feel good about that connection. Will report results back to this forum.

Did it increase recently? Still a great value! Thanks for all the great advice on this thread. After struggling to write my own resume I finally realized I need some help. Angella in Edmonton, Alberta. The problem is - and I do agree that you know your abilities best - it can sometimes be difficult to objectively view yourself.

I am tentatively branching out into resume writing after years of reviewing resumes both professionally and for friends. I prepared my own resume obviously and get great response and compliments on it. I doubt a resume writing service could improve upon that. And that includes your objective. Personally, I hate objectives - but that seems to be what is looked for now, so if it must be there I am in the camp that, yes, if you can do it yourself definitely do so!

Also wanted to mention - when talking to a potential resume writer - that resume writer should be able to tell you exactly why your resume is not getting results. If they cannot, then they are merely resume reformatters and unlikely to have any real results. James in Seattle, Washington. Pacenit in Powell, Ohio. Angella in Edmonton, Alberta said: Most of the time now, people are not getting jobs because there are far too many applicants and family and friends get to the head of the line.

I doubt their resumes are better. Pacenit in Powell, Ohio said: Pacenit in Brunswick, Ohio. You guys are bottom of bottom they will still not up date all of mine they keep telling me to do it my self!!!! Over the years, before I started preparing resumes myself I spent a great deal of time reviewing and revising resumes for friends and acquaintances.

I have seen people go from not even getting a call back from employment agencies to employed in very short order after implementing the changes I suggested in their resumes. While, yes, sometimes insiders get the job, in which case no resume is going to be good enough I am, by trade, a non designated accountant who regularly goes up against designated accountants for roles - getting both interview and job offers.

Resumes make a huge difference in a competitive job market. Skills do matter - but so does the presentation of those skills. Marlene in Los Angeles, California. I think hiring a professional writer is going to be a plus factor in getting a job.

Professional writers knows how to approach employers and make them take a look at your resume. Now its up to you on how you are going to present yourself.

Guys, where can i read some real reviews of the different resume-writing companies? Just to know which one to choose. Pacenit in Englewood, Ohio. Burt Lange in middletown, New York. Alan David in Gold Coast, Australia. If you want a really good resume, at a fair price, check out www. Harpreet in Bellevue, Washington said: I will send you a inquiry. But you live in Australia.

Would you have enough context about what employers look for in United States? Sure, a large portion of our work is from the US, actually, it is from all over the world. We are up to speed with US resume requirements. I have written resumes and placed over 20, people in jobs from all over the United States from the desk of my home and guaranteed at least three job interviews to each individual.

I was also responsible for coaching each individual on what to expect question wise and how to respond with the answer the employer was looking for. This field of work is not easy and all you have is your reputation on the line so you have to be the best at what you do.

So, I guarantee my abilities to help you gain a strong career opportunity. I have gotten a lot of comments from managers about my resume. EconGuy in Cornelius, North Carolina. Despite what most people say looks and communications do matter.. EconGuy in Cornelius, North Carolina said: I would say being related to someone or being their friend trumps the looks thing.

Even heard one admit they grew up with one of the top bosses. You never know how someone is connected, but the favoritism is always there. Yeah my scenario was next in line to that.

Criminals getting jobs in public service companies with no-offender policies etc.. I actually know a guy right now with no work history and a long criminal record who gets job offers at least once a week without even applying.. I have been amazed at what liberties employees with connections take. Or how they are treated or given special privileges. And that works that way too, if a woman is very competent.

Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada. I hired my own mother once so never underestimate the power of "Who you know". Whenever there is a limited supply, there will be a "black market" for those goods. It works both ways. People socially awkward for any reason are also marginalized even if the role requires no sales or support. The exception being exceptionally talented people in highly technical roles. Usually those types can go into technical support, or sales.

Al Einstein was noted to be different, and imagine him getting a job nowadays. I see it as the work opportunities are less than half the population needing work and people are going to hire the most skilled socially compatible person.

Unless the person is exceptionally talented. Stuff is so complex these days you can no longer market and sale primitive products, and things take years to develop, so just doing the entrepreneur route can only be considered as long-term strategy unless you have an investor and sub out work. I know what you mean about employers wanting to hire the best looking or most perky, most bubbly. I am outgoing by nature, but I have a lot of times when I am not into fawning over others or smiling so much my face would hurt!

Fiachra in Dublin, Ireland. I used a service that provided me with a great Linkedin profile and Cv. I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Moreover, I used writing services to write my research papers this one is checked: For cv and linkedin services I would strongly recommend superiorcvsireland.

These resume writers provide unlimited free edits on your resume and cover letter until you get the job: Chiffy in Calgary, Alberta. I absolutely would recommend using a professional resume writing service. I graduated almost a year ago from university and had a really difficult time finding something in my field. I had great grades but limited experience. A friend of mine told me about clearlycreativeresumes.

I was on my way to two interviews within a month because the resume they wrote for me stood out. They wrote me a better resume than the one I had before, and also helped me write cover letters when I applied for each job.

I think the key thing you have to do is to check and see if the company has any feedback or if they are willing to share samples with you so you know what you are getting into. But I think in case like this, it can only help you to get the help from an outsider a professional. You could be missing so many things that someone else can essentially spot. So, I would highly recommend these guys at Clearly Creative Resumes clearlycreativeresumes. I had mine written for me, cost me bucks.


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DO NOT USE Monster resume services!! Please do not use Monster. Their resume writing service is a bad joke! It’s basically staffed by India back office team who do some basic formatting and add a few buzz words (which do not reflect the truth). Back then, Monster was partnering with the online division of Career Services Group, Inc., the company that pioneered online career services in , and had 30+ years experience in the industry. All that changed in January when Career Services Group was bought out by Talent, Inc. Monster's resume service is now being farmed out to a Talent, Inc. .

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You are allowing someone to help you market yourself in the best way. I want to be clear that price/fees do not indicate if the service will be good or not. Writing an engaging résumé is not easy even for a professional but they make it look easy. Try getting a FREE review from monster to see if it makes sense to you. PeteCole in Florida said: Wow, Curtis. dollars for a resume service without a package is quite a lot. I've gotten mine at Resume Professional Writers.