Free and paid options.
Social media promotion
Job ad syndication
iOS and Android.
Phone and email.
Monster forms part of Monster's extensive international recruitment platform and it exclusively features U.K. jobs. Their advanced recruitment technology connects employers with available talent. While employers pay to post jobs, job seekers can upload resumes and apply for jobs at no cost.
While the platform does enjoy a respectable presence in the U.K., its average monthly traffic from within the country doesn't get close to what local market leaders Reed.co.uk, Totaljobs, and CV-Library get, each of which attracts more than seven million local website visits. If reach is what you're after, these present better alternatives.
- Employers can post vacancies for free with Monster+.
- Monster offers subscription plans, bulk job post packages, and pay-for-performance pricing plans. -
- Single-use packages allow for up to five job posts with reduced rates for each additional post.
- The site features a resume database of candidates for employers to search through.
- Job ads are syndicated to the Monster network comprising hundreds of local news sites.
- Job posts are promoted via the platform's social media channels.
- Monster will assign a dedicated point person for niche recruitment needs.
- Employers can contact candidates directly through built-in text and email tools.
- Monster features a specific U.K. portal and job seekers can filter jobs by location to connect with local employers.
- Employers can start and stop job postings at any time.
- Employer branding and increased job post visibility are charged extra.
- Resume views are limited to varying degrees on all paid plans.
- The Starter plan excludes job ad syndication to other websites.
- Only the more expensive Standard and Premium plans include application alerts via email.
On Sitejabber, users rate Monster with 2.73 out of 5 stars, slightly better than 2.4 on Trustpilot. Complaints are similar and mainly regard poor customer service after having signed a contract, expired or irrelevant job alerts, and a substandard resume builder product. Positive reviews highlighted Monster's comprehensive job search database.
Monster+ Promoted: 15-18 Applications
£5.00 +VAT daily average.
Monster+ Promoted: 21-26 Applications
£7.00 +VAT daily average.
Monster+ Promoted: 22-28 Applications
£10.00 +VAT daily average.
New Customer Offer — First Job Post
Starter (1 Job Post + 100 CV Views)
Standard (3 Job Posts + 500 CV Views)
Premium (5 Job Posts + 1,000 CV Views)
Single-Use Package: One Job Post
From £130.00 +VAT /post.
Single-Use Package: One Job Post + 25 CV views
From £330.00 +VAT /post.
Single-Use Package: One-Job Post + Dedicated Recruiter Service
From £400.00 +VAT /post.
*Monster now offers a four-day free trial for new subscribers.
**Monster+ allows U.K. customers to post jobs for free with no access to the resume database. Customers have the option to pay and promote their listing at checkout.
CV Search Packages:
Light (1 month access with up to 250 CV views)
Mid-range (1 month access with up to 500 CV views)
Enterprise (1 month access with up to 1,000 CV views)
How to Post a Job on Monster:
Five easy steps for posting a job on Monster.
Posting a job on Monster.
Click "For Employers."
You will find this button in the top right corner of the on the Monster home page.
Select "Post a Job."
You can find this in the top right corner of the next page or in the top banner as a blue button.
Choose a posting plan.
You can choose from three job posting packages. First, select the number of job posts you wish to purchase by clicking on the downward arrow next to "Number of Posts" above the three packages. Select your plan by clicking on "Buy Now" under your preferred package.
Create an account or sign in to Monster.
Choose between the "New to Monster?" or "Existing User?" tabs. When creating an account, you will need to fill in some company details and your location. To sign in, enter your username and password.
Enter your billing information.
On the next page, you will need to fill in your credit card details and billing information so that your chosen package can be charged once your four-day trial is finished.
Create your job post.
After you have placed your order, you can fill out your job post by clicking on "Post a Job" again on your dashboard. Enter your job post details, click on "Preview" to review your job ad, and submit your job post.
Monster vs. Totaljobs:
Totaljobs is the U.K.’s largest hiring platform, while Monster, a global job board, features a U.K.-dedicated site. Totaljobs features candidate matching, while Monster offers precision filters. Monster's paid plans start at £130.00 per month for a single post, whereas Totaljobs charges £169.00 for a 6-week job posting.
Monster vs. Reed.co.uk:
Reed.co.uk caters exclusively to the U.K. job market, whereas Monster is a global job board with a dedicated U.K. website. Reed.co.uk's prices start at £89.00 +VAT for a 6-week job ad, while Monster offers both free and paid plans. Reed.co.uk's job posts include a company profile, while Monster charges extra for employer branding.
Monster vs. Indeed:
Both Monster and Indeed offer large search engines dedicated to U.K. jobs. Indeed offers a free unpromoted job listing option. Monster’s paid plans start at £130.00 00 per month for a single post, whereas Indeed offers budget control with pay-per-click flexibility for promoted jobs. Both allow direct job listings on their sites.
What is Monster?
Monster is a job search and recruitment platform for U.K. employers and job seekers.
What does it cost to post a job on Monster?
Monster offers both free and paid plans, with their paid plans starting at £130.00 per month for a single job post.
Where will my job post on Monster be advertised?
Your job ad will be displayed on the Monster site, their mobile app, and, if purchased, on other network and social sites.
Does Monster offer a free trial?
Yes, Monster offers a 4-day free trial for new subscribers. They also offer free job postings with Monster+.
What is Monster+?
Monster+ is Monster's newest job posting service which allows employers to post jobs for free to the platform with the option of paying for a promoted listing. Monster+ does not offer access to the resume database.