Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monster launches Recruitment iPad App in Europe

Monster will officially launch their new iPad Recruitment App in most European countries. They promise to “Find great jobs when you’re on the go“:

  • Simple: Search and apply for jobs with the touch of a finger.
  • Convenient: Access your Monster account anywhere, anytime.
  • Innovative: Find jobs in a whole new way with the Monster app designed specifically for iPad.

Starting the app takes a few seconds and in the first screen it will ask you to log in to your Monster account. You can skip this step but the possibilities within the App are very limited. You can only search for jobs, and not apply, without an account. So keep your login information at hand as you need it!

Then you get a welcome screen with a brief explanation how the iPad App works. If you are used to work with the iPad Apps this is self-explanatory. In the next screen you’ll find the dashboard with all the options:

1. Find a job
2. Saved searches
3. Saved Jobs
4. My applications
5. My Resumes
6. Cover Letters
7. Settings

Searching for jobs is fast but when I viewed my active jobs they were all plain text and contained error codes (I copied my text from Word). So the layout of my job is gone. No bold text, no bullet points and text with hyperlinks has disappeared. Moreover, applying for a job is also not possible because I don’t allow email-applications, only applications via my ATS. The Monster iPad App requires, as with their iPhone App, to email the resume and cover letter that are stored in the user account.

Still some work to be done for the mobile developers at Monster but it does add value to the job seeker to make job search available ‘anywhere and anytime’.

Resource: Global Recruiting Roundtable

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