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Optical Resume Student Instructions (pdf)
Optimal Resume has everything you need to begin your job search:
Create a resume and cover letter with this easy-to-use software.
Upload a resume you previously created.
Search through the jobs and employers on the website.
Create Practice Interviews
You can even put together a Portfolio that contains documents that show the employer why they should hire you.
Create your own website.
Webinar links to help make the best use of Optimal Resume:
Optimal Resume Overview: This brief five-minute video provides a great overview to the Optimal suite of tools and demonstrates just how Optimal helps job seekers make the optimal first impression!
Optimal Resume Builder: Recording of Optimal Resume webinar held on June 6, 2012. Learn about the free career tools available, including our Resume Builder, Letter Builder, online Portfolio Builder, Skills Assessment, Interview Prep, and Video Resume (60 minute video)
Updating a Resume: In this session, we'll discuss how to take an existing resume in another program (such as Microsoft Word) and import the content into Optimal. Even if you're in the draft stages of resume writing, you can incorporate existing content into the Optimal Resume Builder (30-minute video).
Searching & Applying for Jobs Online Part 1: Discusses valuable skills for job seekers. In this session, we'll discuss the benefits of using the Internet and cover common online tasks such as visiting websites, using a search engine, and creating an email account. If you've ever been overwhelmed by online activities, this session will help you become a more confident Internet user (35 minute video).
Searching & Applying for Jobs Online Part 2: Part 2. In this video, we'll discuss how to locate and apply to online job postings. Learn about our favorite online resources and tips (35 minute video).
Creating a Video Resume: The Video Resume Module makes it easy for users to introduce themselves and highlight their professional capabilities to prospective employers. Learn the two ways that you can create a video resume (15 minute video).
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