Tools and Resources
Both Monster and Career Building offer lots of tools to aid you—not all of them come free, however. You can search salaries and compensations for various job categories and states. Both offer a free resume wizard if you don’t already have a resume; and after using both, I couldn’t find much difference where one website was better than the other.
Resume-writing services are offered as well, but clicking on those links means you must pay a resume writer to complete the task—and payments are upfront, not upon completion. Both take major debit and credit cards for this service.
Both also offer ways to get your resumes to recruiters. Monster calls their service Get Noticed by Recruiters and Career Builders offers Personified Services. Monster wins for this service because although you must pay to get noticed by recruiters, the offering is less complicated to maneuver than Career Builder’s Personified.
You can also find e-learning courses for the basics, assessment tests, and colleges and universities offering degrees you’re interested in. Career Builder seems to be connected to the University of Phoenix.
They also offer lots of articles including tips on interviewing and how to advance your career. Monster’s articles start right on its homepage while Career Builder offers a link under a tab called Advice and Resources.
Finally, each online job board helps you get connected with peers and job seekers in your field and both job boards can be found on Facebook, or you can follow them on Twitter for job updates, or use smartphone apps for updates and new blog posts or articles.