Getting Started with TMS Cloud Search

Ready to redefine the way you find and manage talent? Just choose a database and search. We recommend starting with your company’s private resume database first. Then, search the “Monster” database to find candidates who have posted their resumes with us.

Job Title

The title tells the search engine what type of resume you are searching for. Like every part of Cloud Search, the system understands concepts and the meaning behind words. As a general rule, make the Job Title broader and use Skills/Keywords to narrow the focus and results.

If the title is not in the type ahead, the search engine will use keywords to find an exact match.

  • Remember, some job seekers may only enter their basic contact information on your career site, and others may have submitted their full resume. Don’t be too restrictive in your requirements to ensure you don’t eliminate strong candidates with missing information.

Years of Experience

Years of Experience doesn’t exclude candidates, unless you select “Required.” It simply factors the years of experience you are searching for into the ranking of the candidates. If level or salary is a concern, this is an excellent field to utilize.


Location is a free form field which allows flexibility when entering locations along with a radius. This field accepts Statewide, City and State, Zip Codes, Area Codes, and some abbreviations (Bay Area and County).


The Skills/Keywords field will help you hone in on the candidates with the skill set you’re searching for. Make sure to use terms that would be included in a candidate’s resume.

  • Remember that unlike keyword searching, Boolean Operators do not work on Cloud Search!

Resumes Updated

In the field Resumes Updated, the search engine will default to searching “All Resumes” but you can select a shorter amount of time. It’s a best practice to start with searching the entire resume database.

Advanced Search Options

Check out all of the Advanced Search Options. Try the Top Schools Feature – Type in “Top” in the School section to see what’s available. Use the type-ahead feature since it captures variations of school names.

  • The Requisition Codes field allows you to select 1 or more existing requisitions to search against. This a streamlined way to review the resumes, attached to your req, in order of relevance based on the search criteria you entered.

Best Practices Search Flow

1. First pass – go broad and wide. Start with a generic title and just a few skills/keywords.

2. Look at your results. View the top skills to make sure it’s a relevant match and click on the candidate to view more details.

3. In the resume, you will have access to your Actions, Transaction Log & Workbench to help you make your decision on the candidate.

4. Use the Advanced Search options to refine your results.

5. Too many candidates? Too few? Consider making the title more or less specific, or eliminate it completely using the panel to the left of your search results.