So I'm making a profile on Monster.com, and I'm a little confused. I've uploaded a resume and made it public/searchable, and added contact information, but beyond that I'm not sure what I should or shouldn't be bothering with on the site. It says: So if employers will never see my profile, and only my resume, what's the point of filling out all the extra fields, meaning those that want lengthy descriptions of stuff? From what I understand, the more info I have in my profile, the more monster can use to pull from to match me to jobs automatically, which I understand. But I don't see how writing some long-winded 3000 word bit on experience or whatever is going to help them with that, because I doubt someone at monster sits down and actually reads my profile and experience to match me to a job? I mean, if nobody at monster is reading my profile, and employers can't see my profile, what's the point of filling out all those long-winded explanation sections? I can certainly understand filling out contact info, adding a resume, and maybe some demographic info, but everything else seems like a waste of time. Also what about uploading a cover letter? It's rather hurtful to send an employer a general/generic cover letter, so I'm assuming uploading one is a bad idea? What exactly do employers see if they can't see anything in my profile? Just my resume and contact info? Do I really need to do anything beyond that? I mean, the resume says it all pretty much.