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Resumes and Cover Letters

Workshops & Reviews

Attend a Resume Writing Workshop to get your resume in shape, then attend a Resume Drop-In to have your resume reviewed by a Career Assistant.

Create Your Resume

Optimal Resume

Optimal Resume is a comprehensive, web-based application that helps you create, present, and manage resumes. By using the different tools Optimal Resume offers you can review examples and develop different resumes to target specific employers and occupations.

If you haven’t ever created a resume, this is the place to start.

A Miami student ID and password are required to access Optimal Resume. NOTE: alumni have access to Optimal Resume for one year after graduation.

Troubleshooting Optimal Resume

Please report access issues to Craig Patrick via e-mail.

Additional Resume-Writing Resources

Improve Your Resume

Express 15-minute Critique

NOTE: Express 15-minute Drop-In Hours are available for student review.


LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the Web. Your LinkedIn profile is an important supplement to your resume. Having a LinkedIn account and a complete LinkedIn profile allows you to connect with classmates, alumni, faculty/staff, and industry professionals for networking purposes, and to find new opportunities for internships and full-time positions.

Cover Letters and Other Job Search Correspondence