Friday, May 3, 2013


Looking to create a resume? Lost on how to get started? Check out the new tool available to Wellesley Free Library patrons – Optimal Resume

Create an Account
From the Wellesley Free Library Online Resources, navigate down the list to OptimalResume
Click the link “Create New Account” and follow the account creation prompts.

Key Features

Home Tab
Once you have created an account you can view Resume and Cover letter samples particular to a wide variety of vocations under the Home tab. With over 100 sample resumes, you can explore different resume styles as well as see the difference in resumes between someone entering the field and a well established member of that field.

Document Center Tab 
Use this area to create Resumes, Cover Letters, Portfolios, Skills Assessments, Resume Websites, Video Resumes and Interviews.

Search Jobs Tab 
OptimalResume has a SimplyHired job search built within it. A best practice you should start to develop is catering your resume to a particular job. Search for some current openings in your field and see what keyword or industry specific jargon and use that as inspiration for your resume.

Help Tab
The help tab has pdf directions of each element of the OpitmalResume tool.

What to do when you finish?

OptimalResume’s strength lies in the possible customization. If you are not interested in all the web hosting features, you can always download your resume as a word document or pdf. (note: if you are emailing your resume, it is best to email a pdf, as all computers can recognize pdfs)

Where to go for next steps

Looking for more information? Stop by the Reference Desk or
Watch a video tutorial here:

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