Monthly Subscription Plans
Starter (1 job post with with performance boost and 100 CV views)
Standard (3 job posts with with performance boost and 500 CV views)
Premium (5 job posts with with performance boost and 1000 CV views)
*Monster now offers a 4-day free trial for new subscribers.
Single Use Packages
Post a Job (30-day posting, career ad, social media, auto refresh)
£130.00 + VAT /post.
Post and Search (30-day posting + 25 CV views)
£330.00 + VAT /post.
Full Service (30-day posting + dedicated recruiter service)
£400.00 + VAT /post.
*Single Use packages allow up to 5 job posts with reduced rates for each additional post.
CV Search Packages
Light (1 month access with up to 250 CV views)
£525.00 + VAT /post.
Mid-range (1 month access with up to 500 CV views)
£824.00 + VAT /post.
Enterprise (1 month access with up to 1000 CV views)
£1575.00 + VAT /post.
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 choose between three paid monthly job posting plans.
- The is a 4-day free trial on subscription plans.
- Single-use packages are available as well as CV searches.
- Connects employers with the U.K. workforce.
- Attracts more than 500,000 monthly website visits from users in the U.K.
- Job posts are distributed to the Monster U.K. site, as well as Monster's mobile and desktop apps.
- Includes flexible options to start and stop job postings at any time.
- Access is provided to Monster's database to find and view candidates.
- Precision filtering is available to narrow or widen your search results.
- Features reusable job postings to easily edit a job post for a new opening.
- Candidates receive job alert emails.
- Options exist to contact candidates directly through built-in text and email tools.
- Monster is expensive compared to other leading job portals in the U.K., such as Totaljobs and CV-Library.
- Enhanced job branding and distribution of job ads via social media and other networks are charged extra.
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 services 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.
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.
Proceed to checkout.
You'll first need to fill in your billing information to place an order. Then you can create your job post by clicking on "Post a Job" on your dashboard.
Enter your job's title, location, description, and the email address where you want to have applications sent. Click on "Preview" to review your job ad, and submit your job post.
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 pricing starts 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.
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 partners with top U.K. job sites and features candidate matching, while Monster offers precision filters. Monster's prices start at £130.00 per month for a single post, whereas Totaljobs charges £149.00 for a 6-week job posting.
Monster vs. reed.co.uk:
Monster and reed.co.uk differ in that Monster is a leading global job platform featuring a U.K. job site, whereas reed.co.uk is a top U.K. job board. reed.co.uk's prices start at £150.00 for a 6-week job ad, while Monster charges £130.00 per month for a single post. reed.co.uk's job posts include a company profile, while Monster charges extra for employer branding.
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's subscription packages start 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.