SkillsFirst: Create resumes and cover letter, mock interview & more

SkillsFirst: Sign-In Instructions

First Time to Sign-In:

  • Go to SkillsFirst
  • Choose "Students click here to join" or "Alumni click here to join"
  • Complete information using your UIS email address

Established User Sign-In:

  • Login to SkillsFirst
  • Enter your UIS email address and unique password
  • OptimalResume Users: Sign in with your current OptimalResume email and password and your resumes and letters will automatically be imported to SkillsFirst.

Why Use SkillsFirst

  • Create a resume – Use targeted templates, view samples, and read helpful resources
  • Draft cover letters – Use samples and templates to compose your application letters
  • Practice Interviewing – Simulated interview tool with a coach and recording capabilities
  • Produce a Pitch – Record a 30-60 second video introduction of yourself to send to employers or professional contacts
  • Track Your Skills – Track skills learned in classes, jobs, internships, and extracurricular activities
  • Build Your Portfolio – Upload documents, videos, and projects to share with potential employers
  • Get Career Advice – Watch videos and get advice on various career topics. Take a short career assessment.