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Using Monster with a Screen Reader

Create an Account

To enjoy all of Monster’s job search, networking and career management tools, you need to create an account or Sign up with Facebook. After you have registered you can create a resume, edit your profile and apply for jobs.

To create an account on Monster:
 
  1. Visit Monster’s home page at www.monster.com.
  2. Skip to the Join Us link in the navigation menu.
  3. Complete all text boxes in the Become a Member form and activate the “Create Account” button. 
  4. Upon successful submission you should be redirected to a new page outlining that you have signed up. 
  5. If there are validation errors on the page, the page will be refreshed and an error summary with links to erroneous fields will appear. To fix the fields you need to click the link within the error summary to access the field that contains the error, and then re-submit the form.
  6. To confirm your membership you need to click the link in the email that you will receive to verify your email address.

Profile

Your Profile contains a collection of professional and personal details that is used to match you to jobs and offer personalized career advice. Once you’ve created your account you can enter your Profile details, or import your experience, education and information from BeKnown. Find out more about BeKnown.

To edit your Profile:
 
  1. On any page on the site, skip to the Sign In link in the navigation menu.
  2. Sign in to your Monster account by entering your email address and password and activating the “Sign-in” button.
  3. Skip to the link in the page header containing your first and last name. Select “Edit Profile” from the dropdown list. 
  4. Your profile information is organized into sections that can be edited independently. Select the “Edit” link for the profile information section you want to change. In each edit form, you must activate the “Save Changes” button when you are done making your changes.

Resume

There are two ways you can create a resume on Monster. Both methods require that you be signed-in to your Monster account.

Building a Monster Resume (recommended) – Use data in your Profile to create your resume.
 
  1. Skip to and activate the “Resume” link in the navigation header.
  2. You will be redirected to the manage resumes page. Use skip links to skip to the “Add Resume” button. Activate the button.
  3. You will be redirected to the create resume page. On this page, use skip links to skip to the main contents of the page.
  4. Complete the Resume Name and Desired Job Title text boxes.
  5. The “Make this resume searchable to employers” check box will be selected. You may de-select it if you do not wish this resume to be searchable. Only one resume can be searchable by employers at a time. If you decide to make this resume searchable, all of your other resumes will be made private.
  6. Submit the form by clicking the “Create Resume” button.
  7. Once the page is loaded, click Skip to Main content link and you will be taken to the resume summary.
  8. You can now edit the information listed below by clicking on the Edit link in each section.  These fields will be pre-populated with the information from your profile. 
    Please note that every section link will take you to a new page, and you will need to use skip link to navigate to the Main content area where you are able to edit the information.

    ● Contact Information
    ● Summary
    ● Experience
    ● Education
    ● Skills and Languages
    ● Memberships and Awards
    ● Interests
    ● References
    ● Resume Settings
     
  9. Click the “Save Changes” button on each section's edit page after modifying your information.

Uploading a resume – Post an existing resume so employers can view and print it.
  1. Skip to and activate the “Resume” link in the navigation header.
  2. You will be redirected to the manage resumes page. Use skip links to skip to the “Add Resume” button. Activate the button.
  3. Complete the Resume Name and Desired Job Title text boxes.
  4. The “Make this resume searchable to employers” check box will be selected. Only one resume can be searchable by employers at a time. If you decide to make this resume searchable, all of your other resumes will be made private.
  5. Navigate to “Upload an existing resume” field, click “Browse” button to locate your resume. You can upload a .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt file.
  6. Click the “Upload Resume” button.
  7. Once the upload is complete, page will be refreshed and you will be able to modify Resume Search Settings for your resume. Use skip to main content link to get to resume settings. Please note that filling additional information to your resume settings will increase your visibility to employers.

     

Find Jobs

  1. On any page in the site, skip to the job search fields in the page header.
  2. Enter search words in the “Any Job Title” and/or “Any Skills or Keywords” fields. You can tab to move from field to field in the job search form.
  3. In the “Any Location” field, start typing the city you are interested in searching and then select the city from the list of cities in the type-ahead dropdown list.
  4. Activate the "Search" button to begin your search.
  5. On the search results page, you can scan through each job in the list. Click the Job Title to view the complete job posting.
  6. To refine your job search results, skip to the “Advanced Search” link in the search form at the top of the page.
  7. On the Advanced Search page, skip to the additional criteria fields to further define the job you are looking for. Some of the criteria that you can add to an advanced search are Companies, Job Type, Salary Range, and Total Years of Experience.
  8. Once you have added the criteria you want, skip to and activate the “Search” button to return to the new search results list.
     

Save your search

  1. You can get results from your search criteria emailed to you automatically. On the search results page, skip to the Saved searches content heading and then to the “Email Me Jobs” link.
  2. When you activate the link, you will be asked to sign in to your account or register to save the search.
  3. Once you have saved your search, you will begin receiving an email each day with new jobs that match your search criteria. You may change the frequency of those emails (including stopping the emails entirely) by navigating to the “Jobs” link in the navigation header and clicking “Saved Searches” from the dropdown menu.
  4. On that page, skip to the “Emails Sent” control for your saved search and select a new frequency from the dropdown menu.
     

Apply for jobs

You apply for a job from the job view page. Some jobs require a Monster account to apply, while others allow you to apply simply with an email address and resume. In some cases, you will be re-directed to an Employer’s site to apply.

From the job search results page, click the job title for the job you are interested in. To apply for the job, activate the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page.
 
IF YOU ARE ALREADY LOGGED IN:
  1. If you are already signed in to your Monster account, on the apply page you can tab through the page to confirm your application information (including the title of the resume you are applying with).
  2. On the cover letter field, you may click the control to open a cover letter entry box, or you may skip this and not include a cover letter at all.
  3. At the bottom of the page, activate the “Submit” button to complete your job application.
IF YOU ARE NOT LOGGED IN:
  1. If you have a Monster Account, skip to the Sign-in section, enter the email address for your account and tab to the next field to enter your password. Tab again and activate the “Sign-in” button
  2. If you do not have a Monster account, skip to the Join Us/Sign-up section and enter the email address and password you would like to use for your account.
  3. Now skip to the main body of the page and you can tab through the various fields required for the apply flow, including selecting a resume from your account.
  4. If you would like to include a cover letter check the “I want to include a cover letter” check box. You can type a cover letter in the text box. 
  5. Accept Monster’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use by selecting the check box. 
  6. At the bottom of the page, activate the “Submit” button to complete your job application.

EMAIL APPLIES

Some apply pages will only ask for an email address and a resume. Your screen reader will provide the skip to and selection instructions to take you easily through this simplified apply flow.
 
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