Getting Started

I want to create an effective resume, an e-portfolio and improve my interviewing skills

 Want a great resume?

  • Listen to an online workshop or
  • Read A Guide to Career Planning and Job Hunting‌ or
  • Begin to write your resume by reading our online instructions.
  • Use Optimal Resume button ‌to format your resume. (Optimal is a comprehensive, web-based tool, which allows you to create, present and manage mutiple resumes.)
  • Log-in info

    • Current students: Use your email address to log into the system.
    • Alumni: This service is currently FREE for Montclair State Alumni. To receive FREE access, please contact the Montclair State Alumni Association at 973-655-4141 for your promotional code.
    • See some sample Optimal resumes

Want a great cover letter?

Want to create an e-portfolio to aid in your job hunt?

Want a critique of your resumé or cover letter?

  • Bring your resume to the Center during counseling drop-in hours
  • Drop off a copy of your resumé any time and ask that it be critiqued. You may pick it up two days later.

Want to learn about interviewing?

See Career Builder suggestions for creating resumes in tough times.