How It Works

OptimalResume is easy to use, includes hundreds of examples & samples, helps you customize your resume, saves you time, and it's FREE to WMU Students
General Resume Format   
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General Resume Format


Use this account to:

  • design high-impact resumes based on your major and career goals
  • easily create resumes in several formats, including Word® Compatible, Plain Text, PDF, and HTML
  • manage an unlimited number of resumes, and
  • create your own password-protected professional website, to which you can include a link on your business card or send as a link to employers. 

Note: This website is enhanced on a regular basis. Comprehensive, up-to-date video help is available in the Document Center immediately after you log in.

Contact Career and Student Employment Services if you have questions or to have your resume reviewed.

Optimal Webinars - Live and recorded trainings for job seekers

Contact Us


WMU Career and Student Employment Services

1401 Ellsworth Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008



Main Office Hours:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Career Zone drop in advising: Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm