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Monster launches new user experience features

Monster.com, a job matching engine and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc., announced today a bevy of new features designed to enhance the job seeker experience.

“Influenced by recent trends in social and mobile, job seekers are changing the way they engage online. Monster is continuously evaluating these trends and adapting our products and services to serve job seekers and, by doing so, extending the reach to our employer customers,” said Vasu Nagalingam, Senior Product Director for consumer platforms at Monster Worldwide.

First, Monster has developed a job search mobile app for the Android platform, the latest application in a line-up that also includes apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Users can search for jobs, view and apply, and manage their Monster account from their smartphones. The app is free and can be downloaded on Monster.com or the Android Market.

Monster has also launched a Chrome extension for the Google Chrome browser.

According to a company news release, when a user is browsing using Google Chrome, the extension will automatically check for jobs posted on Monster based on the URL visited (e.g., visitors on [nameofcompany.com] may see jobs from [name of company]). If jobs are found, a Monster sidebar appears and displays the number of jobs.

Users may view the jobs without navigating away from the site, and then also click to apply on Monster. The sidebar can list up to 99 jobs that are posted within the last 7 days. Alternatively, users may also click on the small Monster icon in the URL bar to go directly to Monster’s job search results to view all jobs for the company.

This beta release is available through Google’s Chrome Web Store.

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