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An overview and step-by-step guide to using Optimal Resume to create any kind of business letter.

An overview and step-by-step guide to using Optimal Resume to create any kind of business letter.

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  • 1. Optimal Letter User’s Guide
  • 2. Now you need a letter
    • If you can build an Optimal Resume, you can build an Optimal Letter
    • Select “Create New Letter” in the Document Center
  • 3. Choose a letter type
    • Once you name your letter, you can browse samples based on letter type (you also have the option to start from scratch)
    Select the type of letter you want to write and view samples
  • 4. Begin editing your letter
    • Editing a letter is very similar to editing a resume. Follow the 3 same steps.
    • Click on any section
    • Add, format and save content
    • Use the tools for styling and content assistance
  • 5. Fill in the recipient information
    • Click in the area highlighted in orange to edit the recipient information
  • 6. Edit your letter
    • Click in the body of the letter to edit
    • The text editor tools are just like the ones you used for Resume Builder
  • 7. Content help
    • Examples in the editing box, plus tips and letter samples in the toolbox
  • 8. Style your letter
    • Clicking Style Letter will bring up the styling palette, where you can choose from pre-styles or customize almost every aspect of your resume
  • 9. Other options
    • Rename – change the name of your document
    • Clone – make a copy of your document (like “Save As”)
    • Review Center – submit your document for review by a counselor
    • Download – Save a printable version of your document
    • Print Preview – See how your document will look in print
    • To do – Create a to-do list for yourself
    • Switch Letters – open another letter in the builder
  • 10. Share
    • A shareable URL that you can send to employers or mentors
    • Post your document to social networking sites or share it via e-mail