If you’re just looking for a summer job or plunging into the job market, the one thing you’ll need, and future employers expect, is a resume. This is often one of the most difficult parts of the process for people, distilling a lifetime of job skills or making the most of academic and volunteer experiences onto one page. Whenever I’ve sat down to create a resume, I fret about wording and formatting to the point where I could spend hours working on it, but most people don’t have that kind of time.
Optimal Resume is an online database that simplifies the resume writing process. After creating a personal account, you can import an existing resume, choose from a template based on occupation and skill level, or build one from the ground up. Optimal Resume goes a step further with help in crafting cover letters and uploading your resume to professional and social sites to connect you with potential employers. It also allows you to present materials online in your own professional website.
Happy job hunting!
--Anna H., Jamestown Bluffs