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Classic CV Search FAQs


Yes! You can save your search and receive an email notification when new candidate matches are found. It’s easy! On the left side of your search results page, click “Save search” under your criteria and follow the onscreen prompts to complete your set up.

As many as you want! You can even save some of your searches for easy access in the future. Keep in mind that you can save up to 10 searches with Classic CV Search. You can view and manage your saved searches from the top of the page via the My Candidates menu.

Yes, just leave the location field blank to search the entire country. This is a wonderful strategy to really extend you candidate pool for remote positions.

You may have specified too many search options. Try starting with a broad search before narrowing them down. To find as many candidates as possible, use a broad, industry standard job title and avoid internal titles. Also, make sure you search for all CVs first. Even if a candidate hasn’t updated their CV recently, they could be open to the right opportunity.

In the search results page, click “Modify search” to go back to all your search criteria. You can easily narrow down your candidate list by specifying more criteria and entering the most important keywords for your search. You can also adjust your location by narrowing your radius to really zero in on the right candidates closest to you. Read our article on Boolean Logic to learn how to create a complex search string where you can broaden, narrow down and exclude at the same time.

Yes! At the top of your results page, you will see a “Sort By” dropdown menu. Select “CV Updated” in Descending order and click “Go” to refresh your results with the most current CVs at the top of the page. Just remember that candidates who haven’t updated their CVs recently may still be open to your opportunity.

Some candidates do not want to have their personal information (such as their name, address, phone number, or email address) displayed on Monster. These candidates usually do not want their current employer knowing that they are searching for a new job. Others are simply concerned about privacy. You can get in contact with a confidential candidate via the “Send Message” button.

Once you’ve viewed a CV, you will see the “Viewed” icon next to the candidate’s name, meaning that one credit has been deducted from your inventory. Once one unit of inventory is used for a particular candidate, any additional actions taken within 7 days do not impact inventory. So, if you view the original CV, forward it to a hiring manager, and add it to a folder, it would only be counted as 1 view. We recommend adding candidates to a folder to conserve your inventory. Any actions taken on candidates within folders on the My Candidates page will not impact inventory. For more information on how to manage your candidates, check out our article.

You can check your inventory at any time. Sign in to your account and click on “My Products” at the top of the page. The page will show you the inventory that is available company-wide. You will see the number of views purchased, used and remaining, as well as the start and expiration dates.