Imagine applying for a systems administrator position at Yahoo with the knowledge that you have more years of education and experience than 80 percent of the other applicants.
Monster, a careers site based in Maynard, Mass., announced Jan. 17 it would be adding a feature that shares this information, along with a series of other site enhancements that aim to add transparency to the job-seeking process.
Noting that it is the first job site to add comparative search features, job applicants on Monster are now better able to see how they compare to other candidates applying for the same job and more easily track their application status.
The new comparative features aim to keep seekers better in-the-loop, from what percentage of other applicants share similar qualifications of education level and years of experience. Once a job application has been submitted or a resume posted online, the job hunter can follow employer activity.