Optimal Resume Customization Manual

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Optimal Resume Customization Manual

  1. 1. Customization Guide
  2. 2. HomepageArea Definition How to Customize If a banner change is required (new logo, colors, design, Banner art that appears on institutionsBanner etc.), submit the request to your customer service Optimal Resume site representative By default, this is the "How it Works" area In Admin system, click on Website Config -> User"How it Works" located just below the login area on the Desktop -> Homepage Custom Content right side of the homepage Career center contact information, In Admin system, click on Website Config -> Profile ->“Contact Us” located near the bottom right side of your Institution Profile institutions homepage 1
  3. 3. Validation PageArea Definition How to Customize Upon setup, a customer service representative will How a new user is validated in Optimal assist in implementing a validation method. ThisValidation Page Resume to ensure they belong to your career can be changed at a later point by contacting your center. representative.Message on Message to users instructing them how to Talk to your customer service representative to have“Create New validate their account the message changed.Account” Page 2
  4. 4. Create Your User Profile: Education Information PageArea Definition How to Customize In Admin system, click on Website Config -> Profile -> User Profile -> Education InformationEducation Fields in the user profile located under the Fields. Individual fields can be made visible orInformation "Education Information" tab. invisible to users. The GPA field can beFields customized with your institutions specific number range. In Admin system, click on Website Config -> Profile -> User Profile -> Customize Majors. List of Majors which can be selected in the userMajors From there, enter your institutions list of profile area majors. Once updated, only those majors will be visible to users In Admin system, click on Website Config -> Profile -> User Profile -> Customize Minors. From there, enter your institutions list of List of Minors which can be selected in the userMinors minors. Once updated, only those minors will profile be visible to users. If your institution doesnt offer minors, this field can be disabled in the Education Information area. 3
  5. 5. Create Your User Profile: Career Preferences Information PageArea Definition How to Customize In Admin system, click on Website Config -> Profile->Career Fields in the user profile located under the User Profile -> Education Information Fields.Preferences "Career Preferences" tab. Individual fields can be made visible or invisible toFields users.Create Your User Profile: Additional Information PageArea Definition How to Customize Additional fields you wish to include in the profile. Examples include which campus the In Admin system, click on Website Config-> user belongs to (if your institution has multiple Profile-> User Profile -> Custom Fields. Up to 6Custom Profile campuses), how the user learned about Optimal custom questions can be added. Check theFields Resume, or what the user hopes to get out of "enable" box next to a question to make it Optimal Resume. Fields can be single-select, or available to users. multiple-select. 4
  6. 6. Document CenterArea Definition How to Customize Announcements from your career center that will appear in the "Announcements" box in the black In Admin system, click on Website Config -> toolbar near the bottom of the page. Examples of User Desktop -> Announcements. Click on AddAnnouncements announcements could include messages to your Announcement and fill out the form to make users, workshops at your career center, or the announcement visible on your site. Optimal Resume related events. In Admin system, click on Website Config -> Tips will appear in the "Tips" box in the black User Desktop -> Announcements. Scroll to the toolbar near the bottom of the page. Examples of bottom of the page to the Tips box and click onTips tips could include reminders to spell check your Add Tip. From there, fill out the form to make resume, how to submit a resume for approval, the tip visible on your site. The tip will be etc. visible as long as it exists in the Admin. Tips can be deleted at a later point if necessary. In Admin System, click on Website Config -> User Desktop -> Resources. Click on Add Resources are upload files which users can refer Resource. Fill out the name and description of to as they work on their documents. Resources your resource and upload the appropriate file could include resume writing guides, checklists, or from your computer. Once you click Submit,Resources other sheets created for your career center. that resource will be available to users. These items will appear in the Resources box in Resources can be edited and deleted at a later the black toolbar near the bottom of the page. time. By default, Optimal Resumes two Users can then download these items for view. resources appear at the top of the list: Explore Careers and the LinkedIn Guide. This order cannot be changed. 5
  7. 7. Resume BuilderArea Description How to Customize Users have the option to upload an existing resume from their computer. If they simply wishUploading to submit their resume to the Review Center or If you wish to disable this feature on your site,Resumes Resume GPS without going through the Resume contact your customer service representative. Builder, they can use this option. This option can be disabled.Area Description How to Customize When a user creates a new resume, they can use "section sets" in their resume. Section sets are outlines of sections that may appear in a commonBrowse Section resume. Users can insert these section sets into If you wish to disable this feature on your site,Sets their own resumes if they choose the Browse contact your customer service representative. Section Sets step. This option can be disabled if you do not wish for users to see or use section sets. 6
  8. 8. Area Description How to Customize Section sets are outlines which can be used in aBROWSING To add, remove, or edit Resume Categories, log resume. Optimal Resume offers default ResumeSECTION SETS – in to the Admin system. Click on Website Config Categories of Students/Recent Grads and -> Modules -> Resume Builder -> General Experienced Professionals. Career centers canResume Settings. also add their own custom Categories, like Mid-Categories Career, for example.Area Description How to CustomizeBROWSING Section sets are outlines which can be used in aSECTION SETS – resume. Optimal Resume offers many default To add, remove, or edit Resume Types and/or Resume Types and corresponding suggested Section Sets, log in to the Admin system. Click Resume Sections, including industry-specific,Resume Types on Website Config -> Modules -> Resume Builder functional, chronological, and curriculum vitae& Resume -> Resume Section Sets. sets. Career centers can also include their ownSections custom Sections. 7
  9. 9. Area Description How to Customize When a user creates a new resume, they can use sample resumes provided by your career center. Unlike section sets, samples are full resumes to offer a snapshot of how a resume should appear for a certain industry or career level. If a user clicks "Use this Sample" when previewing a If you wish to disable this feature on your site,Browse Samples sample, they can apply that entire sample to their contact your customer service representative. own resume. This option can be disabled if you do not wish for users to apply samples to their own resumes. Users can still view (but not apply) samples by clicking the Resume Samples link, located in the Tools menu in the Resume Builder. In the Admin system, click on Website Config -> User Desktop -> Samples. By default, your Sample resumes are complete resumes to give the Optimal Resume site will have over 100 "global user an idea of what a finished resume would look samples". Global sample categories (such as like for a particular industry or career path. Business, Education, and so on) can be hiddenSample Admins can make specific samples visible or from users. The content of global samplesResumes invisible to users. They also have the ability to cannot be edited. To create custom samples, create custom samples unique to their Optimal click on the "Manage Sample Documents" Resume site. button. Custom samples will need to be assigned to a category before they are visible to users.Area Description How to Customize When a user creates a new resume, they have the option to "start from scratch". Clicking this optionStart From If you wish to disable this feature on your site, will give the user a blank page to begin editingScratch contact your customer service representative. their resume. This option can be disabled if you prefer users to use section sets or samples. 8
  10. 10. Area Description How to Customize In the Admin click on Website Config-> Modules> In the Resume Builder, this is where the users Resume -> Resume Header -> Name. In the name appears in the resume contact information.Name Both the label and mouse-over hint can be edited Name tab, you can edit the label shown for this field and the hint that pops up when users click in the Admin system. inside this field in the Resume Builder.Area Description How to Customize In the Admin, click on Website Config> Modules> Resume -> Resume Header -> Address 1. In the In the Resume Builder, this is where the users Address 1 tab, you can edit the label shown for address appears in the resume contact this field and the hint that pops up when usersAddress 1 information. Both the label and mouse-over hint click inside this field in the Resume Builder. For can be edited in the Admin system. example, you can label Address 1 as "Permanent Address" if you wish for users to put their permanent address as their primary address. In the Admin, click on Website Config> Modules> Resume -> Resume Header -> Address 2. In the In the Resume Builder, this is where the users Address 2 tab, you can edit the label shown for address appears in the resume contact this field and the hint that pops up when usersAddress 2 information. Both the label and mouse-over hint click inside this field in the Resume Builder. For can be edited in the Admin system. example, you can label Address 2 as "Current Address" if you wish for users to put their current address as their secondary address. 9
  11. 11. Area Description How to Customize In the Admin click on Website Config > Modules> Resume -> Resume Header -> Phone/Email. In the Phone/Email tab, you can edit the label In the Resume Builder, this is where the users shown for this field and the hint that pops up phone number appears in the resume contactPhone 1 when users click inside this field in the Resume information. Both the label and mouse-over hint Builder. For example, you can set the Phone 1 can be edited in the Admin system. label to "Home Phone" if you prefer for users to put their home phone as their primary phone number. In the Admin click on Website Config > Modules> In the Resume Builder, this is where the users Resume -> Resume Header -> Phone/Email. In phone number appears in the resume contact the Phone/Email tab, you can edit the labelPhone 2 information. Both the label and mouse-over hint shown for this field and the hint that pops up can be edited in the Admin system. when users click inside this field in the Resume Builder. In the Admin click on Website Config > Modules> In the Resume Builder, this is where the users Resume -> Resume Header -> Phone/Email. In phone number appears in the resume contact the Phone/Email tab, you can edit the labelPhone 3 information. Both the label and mouse-over hint shown for this field and the hint that pops up can be edited in the Admin system. when users click inside this field in the Resume Builder. In the Admin click on Website Config > Modules> In the Resume Builder, this is where the users Resume -> Resume Header -> Phone/Email. In email address appears in the resume contact the Phone/Email tab, you can edit the labelEmail information. Both the label and mouse-over hint shown for this field and the hint that pops up can be edited in the Admin system. when users click inside this field in the Resume Builder. 10
  12. 12. Area Description How to Customize An optional headline can be inserted into the header of a resume. A headline is a brief description of the job seeker, such as "Aspiring In the Admin, click on Website Config > Modules Business Professional". If the headline is notHeadline > Resume -> Examples/Instructions -> Headline -> visible in a resume, it may need to be addedInstructions Instructions. In the instructions area, click Edit to manually by clicking on the "Format Header" link make changes to those instructions. in the Control Panel. The instructions for the headline appear directly above the text field where users enter their headline. An optional headline can be inserted into the header of a resume. A headline is a brief description of the job seeker, such as "Aspiring Business Professional". If the headline is not In the Admin, click on Website Config -> ModulesHeadline visible in a resume, it may need to be added -> Resume -> Examples/Instructions -> Headline >Examples manually by clicking on the "Format Header" link Examples. From this page, you can add, edit, or in the Control Panel. Admins can create custom remove examples for the headline area. headline examples that appear when a user clicks on the "Examples" button when adding a new headline. 11
  13. 13. Area Description How to Customize In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Modules Users can read instructions on how to write a -> Resume -> Examples/Instructions -> General.General particular section by clicking on the "Section On the General page, select the category ofInstructions Instructions" link in the Control Panel in the examples you wish to edit, and then click on the Resume Builder. Instructions tab. On the Instructions page, click Edit to make changes to those instructions Users can view examples of content for a particular section of their resume, such as an Objective or Education section. This can be done In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Modules either by clicking on the orange "Examples" -> Resume -> Examples/Instructions -> General. button while editing a section of a resume, or by On the General page, select the category ofGeneral clicking on the "Section Examples" link in the examples you wish to edit, then click on theExamples Control Panel (located just under the "Section Examples tab. On the Examples page, Admins Instructions" link). "General Examples" apply to can add, remove, or modify examples for that most resume sections, with the exception of Work particular section. Experience examples (see "Experience Section Examples" for more details). 12
  14. 14. Area Description How to Customize Similar to the General Examples, users can read In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Modules instructions on how to write an ExperienceExperience -> Resume -> Examples/Instructions -> Misc -> Section. These can be found either by clicking onSection Employer. On the Employer page, click on the the orange "Examples" button while editing anInstructions Instructions tab to make changes to Experience experience section, or by clicking on the "Section Section instructions. Examples" link in the Control Panel. Similar to the General Examples, users can refer In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Modules to examples of a typical employment orExperience -> Resume -> Examples/Instructions -> Misc -> experience section. These can be found either bySection Employer. On the Employer page, click on the clicking on the orange "Examples" button whileExamples Examples tab to add, edit, or delete specific editing an experience section, or by clicking on examples for the Experience section. the "Section Examples" link in the Control Panel.Area Description How to Customize Action Verbs are a selection of verbs that can be In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Modules used to enhance ones resume. These are -> Resume -> Action Words. Admins can edit accessible either by clicking on the orange "Action existing categories by clicking on the categoryAction Words Verbs" button while editing a resume section or and inserting new words to the list. They also by clicking on the "Action Verbs" link in the have the option of adding custom action verb Resume Builder Control Panel. categories. 13
  15. 15. Area Description How to Customize Style templates are pre-designed styles that can be quickly applied to change the appearance of a users resume. To apply a template in the Resume In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Modules Builder, the user can click on the "Style Resume" -> Resume -> Formatting Styles. On the StyleStyle Templates link in the Control Panel, and then click on the page you can edit existing templates and add "Pre-Styles" tab to view a selection of templates. custom templates. Admins can create custom templates for their Optimal Resume site, as well as edit existing "global templates" provided by Optimal Resume. If a career center has a preferred format or style In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Modules for documents created in the Resume Builder, -> Resume -> Formatting Styles. From there, they can assign a default style for all resumes. locate the style you wish to make the default and When a user creates a new resume, the defaultDefault Style click the "Default" link below it. When the page style will be automatically applied to that resume. refreshes, that will be the new default style. If the user wishes to select a different style, they Default styles are denoted with a red asterisk will need to manually do so by clicking on the next to the name. "Style Resume" link. 14
  16. 16. Area Description How to Customize O*Net is a tool supplied by the US department of By default, O*Net is enabled for new sites, but labor which provides statistics and information on this feature can be disabled in the Admin System. a variety of careers. This tool can be accessed To do so, click on Website Config -> Modules -> either by clicking on the "Explore Careers" link inO*Net Resume -> General Settings. On the General the Control Panel in the Resume Builder, or by Settings page, uncheck the box that says "Enable clicking on the Resources area in the black taskbar O*Net". Because O*Nets content is provided by at the bottom of the page. This feature can be a third-party, the content itself cannot be edited. disabled by Admins if desired. Infobytes allow users to supplement their HTML resume with additional information not By default, Infobytes are turned on for new sites. mentioned in the resume itself. Infobytes will Admins have the option to remove Infobytes to show up as icons on the right side of the resume, clicking on Website Config -> Modules -> ResumeInfobytes which employers can mouse-over to view. -> General Settings. On the General Settings Infobytes only appear in online (HTML) resumes; page, uncheck the box that says "Enable they will not appear in Word Compatible, PDF, or Infobytes". Plain Text formats. This feature can be disabled by Admins. When users are looking at section examples, they have the option to insert an example into their The Add button is enabled by default. This resume by clicking the "Add" button next to the feature can be disabled by clicking on WebsiteAdding appropriate example. That example will be placed Config -> Modules -> Resume -> GeneralExamples into their text editing field, where they can Settings. On the General Settings page, uncheck customize the content, format, style, etc. to meet the box that says "Allow Add Button" their needs. Admins can disable this feature. 15
  17. 17. Review CenterArea Description How to Customize The Review Center is a feature that allows users to submit documents electronically to Career Counselors for review. Career counselors can then In the Admin, click on Website Config -> Review communicate changes, edits, or approve the Center -> Manage Review Groups. Use theReview Center document. This feature can be disabled as well as “Show Create Review Group Form” button to customized to allow for Custom Review Groups to create your custom groups be established as well as attach Custom Reviewers to those Review Groups. 16

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