How to Change And Update Account Information On Monster
In order to maximize your job search, it is important that you keep your contact information current at all times. If you have an account on the job search site Monster, you can easily change and update your account information with just a few clicks of a mouse button.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet access
Log in to Your Account
Go to the Monster home page (see Resources below) and click the link to "Log in."
Enter your username and password in the blanks provided. Note that if cookies are enabled on your browser, you may be able to skip this step and automatically log in.
Click on "Update Account" to see your personal and professional details.
Review Your Account for Change
Scan the boxes marked "Contact Info," "Login & Email," "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action," "Career Info," "Updates and Offers" and "Newsletters" for information that needs change or an update.
Click "Edit" in the appropriate boxes that you would like to update/change.
Make the necessary changes and then click "Update Account." Your information has now been updated and saved in your profile.
Tips & Warnings
- If you have been out of the job search market for a few years, your information has likely changed in some way, so it is vital that you review your account information on Monster to update your profile before applying for jobs.
- If you would like to specify a contact preference, an IM user name or a change to your military service, you can do all of this with one update of your account on Monster. Adding as much information as possible in this section will make it easier for employers to contact you and can make your more enticing for other positions.
- If you receive an email from Monster that asks you for personal information such as your username, password, credit card information or social security number, it is a fraud. Monster will never ask you for this data unless you are logged onto the site during the registration or membership sign-up process. Especially if an email asks you to click on a link to fill in this information, do NOT do it, as it will take you to a fake Monster site and will retrieve your account information fraudulently. Instead, log onto the Web site directly, log in to your account, and update information there. Check out Monster's fraud avoidance tips for more information (see Resources below).