Resume Builder Guide


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An overview and step-by-step guide to using Optimal Resume to create a resume.

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Resume Builder Guide

  1. 1. Optimal Resume User’s Guide
  2. 2. I need a resume. Now what? <ul><li>Sections? </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I write? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Optimal Resume can help <ul><li>A suite of online software that contains, among other things, a resume builder </li></ul>
  4. 4. How can it help? <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>You can access anywhere, anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Samples and advice along the way </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do I access it? <ul><li>[INSTITUTION] has already purchased it for you! </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the software for free </li></ul>
  6. 6. The specifics <ul><li>Visit [SUBDOMAIN] </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account or log in </li></ul>
  7. 7. Begin creating your resume <ul><li>When you log in, you’re in the Document Center, and you can create many types of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Create New Resume” </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3 ways to proceed <ul><li>You’ll name your resume, then… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Browse section sets <ul><li>Your resume will be divided into sections </li></ul><ul><li>Browse section sets by experience level and industry/resume type </li></ul><ul><li>You can add any set you like to your resume </li></ul>Experience Level Industry/Resume Type Sections
  10. 10. Browse samples <ul><li>See completed resume samples, categorized by job family and experience level </li></ul><ul><li>If you see a sample you like, you can directly edit it with your information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Begin editing <ul><li>Whether you selected section sets or are using a sample, you can edit your resume in 3 steps </li></ul><ul><li>Click on any section </li></ul><ul><li>Add, format and save content </li></ul><ul><li>Use the tools for styling and content assistance </li></ul>
  12. 12. Click on any section <ul><li>When you can click on a section, it will turn orange when you mouse over it </li></ul>
  13. 13. Add, format and save content <ul><li>Add content in the text box and use the tools on the top right and in the tools section of the right toolbar for content assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Format content using tools like bold and italics </li></ul><ul><li>When finished, click the Save button </li></ul>
  14. 14. Style your resume <ul><li>Clicking Style Resume will bring up the styling palette, where you can choose from pre-styles or customize almost every aspect of your resume </li></ul>
  15. 15. Opt in to ResumeGPS™ <ul><li>ResumeGPS is an employer-searchable resume bank. If an employer finds your resume, he/she might invite you to interview online! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Other options <ul><li>Rename – change the name of your document </li></ul><ul><li>Clone – make a copy of your document (like “Save As”) </li></ul><ul><li>Review Center – submit your document for review by a counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Download – Save a printable version of your document </li></ul><ul><li>Print Preview – See how your document will look in print </li></ul><ul><li>To do – Create a to-do list for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Switch Resumes – open another resume in the builder </li></ul>
  17. 17. Share <ul><li>A shareable URL that you can send to employers or mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Post your document to social networking sites or share it via e-mail </li></ul>