Optimal Resume

Create an effective resume, cover letter and e-portfolio and improve your interviewing skills


  • Use Optimal Resume button‌to format your resume. (Optimal is a comprehensive, web-based tool, which allows you to create, present and manage multiple resumes.)
  • Log-in information

    • Current students: Use your mail.montclair.edu email address to log into the system.
    • Alumni: This service is currently FREE for Montclair State Alumni. To receive FREE access, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-655-4141 for your promotional code.

Cover Letter:



  • Use interview preparation button‌ (part of Optimal Resume), our online mock interviewing system that allows you to record, watch and listen to yourself answering questions.

Interested in having your resume or cover letter critiqued or practicing your interview skills?

  • Undeclared Students and Alumni: Contact the Center for Career Services to schedule an appointment.
  • Declared Students: Reach out to your Career Counselor to schedule an appointment.