Apply with MonsterDesign Considerations


Streamlining for optimal apply completion rates

The first gate on the way to successfully filling a job posting is the acquisition of candidates. Yet, career sites often find that a significant percentage of job applications started fail to be completed. Many factors may contribute to an unsatisfactory applicant volume; quite often, it is simply due to challenges in the applicant's user experience.  The lengthier or more complex an application, the greater the likelihood that a prospective applicant will fail to see it through to completion.  Compounding this, an increasing percentage of job seekers are using mobile devices as part of their job search - data entry to complete a form can be very difficult from a mobile device. Apply with Monster helps solve these issues by letting job seekers easily utilize their Monster resumes to simplify the apply process.

Beyond the resume and contact information, does your process require additional information?  Does it need to be acquired as part of the initial barrier for entry, or could it be obtained later, after initial acquisition of the candidate?  Consider for example, if the minimal information required to accept a candidate into your system could be the data obtained via Apply with Monster alone - this level of optimization would provide the highest applicant conversion rate and yield possible.  This degree of streamlining may not be suitable for all cases, but should be considered as a design goal when developing a solution to achieve optimal results for your business.

Choosing the best method for obtaining Monster applicant data

In its most basic form, Apply with Monster can be set up as a simple widget on a career site, emailing applicant information.  As a widget, Apply with Monster can be up and running within minutes, with only a few configuration settings needed to begin collecting applicant information.  If a deeper integration is desired, such as saving applicant information into a database, or an applicant flow that requires the completion of additional interview questions, other delivery methods (POST, REQUEST) are more suitable. 

Leveraging your integration for jobs posted to Monster

The benefits of implementing an Apply with Monster integration are not limited to jobs at your career sites. Jobs that are posted to Monster can be configured to deliver applicant information in the same manner as for jobs at your career site. The benefits are the same, but multiplied by the power and reach of the Monster brand as a premier job search destination.

AwM doc design considerations

Registering for API keys

Apply with Monster requires an API key to execute. An API key authorizes a partner domain to receive applicant information. Therefore, all unique identifying domains that will communicate with Monster for applicant information delivery must be registered. A registered domain authorizes all of its subdomains to utilize Apply with Monster, e.g., registering would also enable,, etc. Your architecture and how you manage your customers may dictate how you choose to map domains to API keys for security and ease of operations.

Contact Monster to register your domains and obtain your API keys. Upon registration, Monster will also provide a shared secret value with each API key. Shared secrets are used in different ways depending on the delivery method utilized.

Take Note!

A shared secret value is like a password – use appropriate practices to ensure confidentiality. Never make a shared secret value publicly accessible.

Implementing your integration