A Monster Classic Resume Search

A Monster Classic Resume Search

A Monster Classic Resume Search

However, choosing the right words for a resume is more difficult than it sounds. From a branding perspective, how your resume looks and sounds communicates volumes about who you are and what you do. Although most resumes are written to accomplish just one goal—getting a job— you should think about how the product or service you are selling speaks to the reader. If your resume is a concise sales narrative, it should read like a story.



Lately, Monster has been touting their “Power Resume Search” as a simple and powerful way to source candidates without the need to create complex Boolean strings. All a sourcer or recruiter has to do is populate a few search fields with keywords and, in theory, Monster will provide you with accurate, intelligent results. I decided to make the switch to Monster’s Power Resume Search for a few searches to see if it could out-perform traditional Boolean queries. Obviously, entering keywords is much faster than doing research and formulating a string, but the money is in the results. Will Monster’s Power Search negate the need for Boolean wizardry?

The first search I conducted was for a Java developer specializing in Hadoop and distributed systems. With Power Resume Search this is as simple as using “Software Engineer” for a job title, then adding Java and Hadoop as required skills with “distributed applications” as a nice to have skill. Now, being human and having run these searches before, I know there are some technologies I can include in a Boolean string to find candidates with Hadoop experience who may not explicitly say Hadoop. I was extremely curious to see how Monster accounted for this. Had I been running what Monster calls a “Classic Resume Search” I may have had a string like this: (Source: www.sourcecon.com)



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