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OptimalResume.Com The Optimal First Impression

Creating your first resume can be a scary task. What do you include? What should it look like? How long should it be?

Your UIS Career Development Center has purchased OptimalResume.com to help you get started on your first resume. Access is free to all students. All you have to do to use it is:

  1. Login to UIS CareerConnect
  2. Create your OptimalResume.com Account using the button on your UIS CareerConnect homepage

    Just look for this icon: Optimal Resume Create Account Button

  3. Once you’ve created your account, you can use this icon to access OptimalResume.com: OptimalResume.com Button
  4. Start using OptimalResume.com to create your first resume.

Optimal is More Than a Resume Builder!

  • Create a resume – View samples, use templates, view, save, and share your resumes
  • Create cover letters – Use samples, templates, store and save your letters
  • Create a Video Resume – Record a 30-60 second video introduction of yourself
  • 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
  • Practice Interviewing – Build your own interview, be coached, and record your practice all in the privacy of your own room
  • Create a Career Website – Post your resume, cover letter, portfolio, video resume and more to your very own website. Share your site with employers (All this in LESS than 10 clicks!)

Optimal (Video) Tutorials

Optimal Printable Tutorials

OptimalResume.com for Alumni

As a UIS alumnus, you have access to a significant discount on a subscription to OptimalResume.com, an industry leader and standard in online resume writing software. OptimalResume.com has many solutions to fit your needs. You can subscrbve for 24 hours or up to a full year. Please note, if you purchase access to this online tool you purchase it from OptimalResume.com.