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Optimal Website Help

  1. 1. ResumeGPS™ makes it easy for job seekers to quickly Users opt in and make their résumés create and store almost any kind of searchable by hiring organizations; letter individuals may be invited to Optimal Website Help OptimalEfolio™ videoconference/interview online Attractive online portfolio that collects OptimalWebsite™ and displays an individual’s multimedia Best-of-breed web résumés with full- creations and compositions Optimal 2.0 edition page online portfolio, skills profile, OptimalInterview™ video résumé and letter, and social Table of Contents Lets the job seeker practice and media sidebar develop interviewing skills with real- life multimedia scenarios Getting Started Creating a New Portfolio 2 Implementation: Implementation of the OptimalResume™ system is straightforward. Initial graphics for the website are provided New Portfolio Naming a by OptimalResume.com and are made to match the client’s existing website. 2 Default content for examples and help text is provided by OptimalResume.com. Building a Website And of course, OptimalResume.com provides comprehensive training and support throughout the process. Adding Documents 3 Ordering Documents 3 Selecting a Template 4 Sidebar www.optimalresume.com 4 Contact us for more information or to schedule your free trial today. Email: sales@optimalresume.com • Phone: (877) 998-7654 Document Toolbar Rename 5 Delete 5 Clone 5 Add Passkey 5 Preview 5 Activate Website 5 Switch Websites 5 Post-Production Tools Editing your Website 5 Sharing your Website 5
  2. 2. Getting Started Creating a New Website To begin working on your new website, click the Create New Website button. On the following page, you will be asked to enter a name for your website. Naming a New Website Names can include any combination of letters, numbers, and spaces. If applicable, select the primary language of your resume. When finished, click Start Website. 2 www.optimalresume.com • 877.998.7654 • support@optimalresume.com
  3. 3. Building a Website Adding Documents The next page shows a list of available documents that you can put on your website. If you would like a type of document included on your website, make sure that you click to Enable it; otherwise you will not be able to put those documents on your site. Once you enable a document type, you can check boxes next to the documents you wish to include. To disable a document type, uncheck the Enable box. If you forget what one of your documents looks like, click on the document’s name to preview it. Ordering Documents Every document type available has an Order box next to it. This determines the order in which it will appear on your website. 1st Page places that document on the first page, 2nd page places that document on the second page, and so on. When you’re done selecting documents, click the Save and Continue button. If you see a message at the top of the page that says “Your website must include a resume…”, you must include a resume in your website before you can save changes. In some cases, your may not be able to put a document on your website until it has been approved by a career counselor. Therefore, you may not be able to see everything that you have created in the Document Center; you will only see documents that have been submitted and approved by counselors via the Review Center. If this applies to you, you should see a message under each document type saying “The resume you choose must be approved by your institutions. Only approved resumes can be selected”. 3 www.optimalresume.com • 877.998.7654 • support@optimalresume.com
  4. 4. Building a Website Selecting a Template After choosing which documents you want for your website, it’s time to style it with a template. If you like the default template as it is, click Save and Continue. On this page, you will see a variety of templates to choose from. There can be multiple pages of templates, so be sure to look at the bottom of the screen for more pages. To see how a template will look on your website, click the Zoom button under a template. To select a template, click the Use This Template bubble under a template, then click Save and Continue. Sidebar You have the option to configure the sidebar of your website with links to profiles on other websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This is a great way to network with others by sharing your resume through different media. If you would like to Enable the sidebar features, click the Enable checkbox at the top right corner. To disable this feature, uncheck the enable box. Click the checkbox beside a widget to enable it. Widgets can also be reordered by clicking and dragging the green arrows to the left of a section. Upon saving your changes, your widgets will appear in the designated order. 4 www.optimalresume.com • 877.998.7654 • support@optimalresume.com
  5. 5. Document Toolbar Rename – change the name of your website Preview – preview your website as it will appear online Delete – delete the website Activate Website – publishes your website to the internet as a live URL. Your website is active as long as the Activate Clone – creates a duplicate copy of your website in the button is turned on. If you don’t want your website to be Document Center. Before cloning, you must enter a active anymore, you can click the Deactivate button. unique name for your cloned website. Switch Websites – Clicking this button shows all of the Add Passkey – password protects your website. To enter websites you have created so far in the Document Center. a passkey, make sure the Enable Passkey box is checked Click on a website’s name to edit that document. and enter a password. We recommend that you enter a passkey that is professional and easy to remember. Some browsers, such as Internet Explorer 8, may block you from seeing certain website features such as templates or the sidebar. If this happens to you, look for a message at the top of your browser asking to allow blocked content. Once you enable blocked content, the problem should be resolved. Post-production Tools Editing your Website Sharing your Website Use the Share Button within the taskbar to easily share your website with your network. To edit a website at a later time, click the Choose from a variety of different social portfolio’s name in the Document Center. media sites, search engines, e-mail, etc. This will bring you back to the editing page where you can save new changes to your document. 5 www.optimalresume.com • 877.998.7654 • support@optimalresume.com