Welcome to OptimalResume, the USC Career Center’s online tool to help you create and present a high-impact resume.

OptimalResume is a web-based system offered by a select group of career centers in the country. This feature-packed tool helps you easily write high impact resumes using templates created by our staff to suit your level of education, experiences, activities, leadership, honors, and interests. Once you have created a resume, don’t forget to bring it by the Career Center during Drop-In Hours for a review and feedback.

OptimalResume includes:
  • 12 interactive examples based on level of experience and academic areas
  • Writing and formatting assistance to ensure that you present yourself  professionally
  • Spell checking and tutorial guidance
Sign into OptimalResume

When you get to OptimalResume, click on "Get Started" to begin using the system.

Additional resume writing resources:

Resume Writing Tip Sheets (scroll to the resume section)
Web Resources
Career Library Resources
Sample Resumes
Sample Letters