"We [Monster] recently learned our database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including Monster user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and some basic demographic data."
Because my Monster account is not active (I'm not looking for a job), I decided to cancel my account all together. Not so easy! I searched all over the site for instructions to close my account but couldn't find any. I'm sure they were there, but hidden so well that if it hadn't been a security concern to me, I would have given up.
I emailed Monster's customer support, who responded with the following instructions. I post it here in case you want to close your Monster account and can't figure out how to do it.
How to Close Your Monster Account
1. Go to www.monster.com
2. Log into your account
3. Click Preferences on the top right side of the screen
4. Click to expand the section ‘Resume Privacy’ (Unless it is already expanded)
5. Click on ‘Cancel Membership’
6. You will see options learn more about membership cancellation and/or cancel your membership. (Please Note: Canceling your membership can not be undone.)