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The Additional Information section in
Monster's Resume Builder is optional, but you can use it to help you secure more
job interviews. After all, it is the last section in the Builder -- your last
chance to make a strong statement about your credentials.
information to include depends on your career goal and background, so the
content varies by job seeker. Keeping in mind that your Monster resume is a
marketing tool, you should incorporate information that will help market you to
the employers who can help you achieve your career goal. Think of it this way:
If you had one last chance to sell yourself to a potential employer, what would
Here are some ideas to get you started:
You may use the Additional
Information section to present a summary of your qualifications or career
profile. A qualifications summary highlights your key selling points and may
include examples of your top accomplishments that are related to your objective.
End your resume with a strong
statement of your past performance by including a list of awards, honors or
Have you received letters of recommendation or performance
evaluations that contain compelling quotes about your work performance? If so,
consider adding the best excerpts from these documents to your Additional
If your work is published, you may include a publications list here.
Include a list of patents
(including patents pending) to which you contributed, if you have any.
Public speaking is a
desirable skill for many occupations. Impress potential employers by including a
list of your speaking engagements, such as keynote speeches, workshop
presentations and seminars. You may also include participation in work-related
Builder's Skills section allots 50 characters per skill. If you're in a
technical field and would like to provide a longer list of computer skills
broken down by category (e.g., networking, operating systems, hardware, etc.),
use the Additional Information section to provide your list.
You may list professional
development/continuing education in this section.
Portfolio or Writing Samples
Availability of a
portfolio or writing samples is important for some occupations. Mention that
these are available on request, or provide a Web site link for immediate access.
The Resume Builder
includes fields for your target location and willingness to relocate, but your
Additional Information section is a good place for you to include a strong
statement of your geographic preference. For example, if you are definitely
moving to Vancouver, add a statement such as "Relocating to Vancouver in
Willingness to Travel
If your availability to travel domestically or internationally would
help sell you to potential employers, mention this in the Additional Information
What to Omit
information such as marital status, age, number of children, etc. Also, avoid
listing hobbies unless they are related to your goal or reveal character traits
employers would find desirable.