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2. How will you make a great first impression? Illinois workNet and Optimal Resume can help. February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 3. Whatwe willcover Access your Account Document Center Skills Assessment Resume Letters Portfolios Video Resumes Websites Interviews February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 4. Why Optimal Resume Its easy to create an account! February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 5. February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 1. Access ATIM account 2. Log-in using your Illinois workNet account 6. In your account, access Optimal Resume by clicking here February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 7. February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 1. Enter your Career Preferences 2. Hold CTRL for Multiple Selections 3. Save 4. You can change Industry at any time 8. Document Center February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 9. DocumentCenter The Document Center offers storage for files you create or upload Access it from the Resume home page Access it from the toolbar. February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 10. Skills Assessment February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 11. SkillsAssessment 1. Select Assessments 2. Pick the type of assessment 3. Name your assessment February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 1. 2. 3. 12. Skills listed (35) based upon your industry choice Experiences by type Add specific anecdotes by skill & experience February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume SkillsAssessment 13. SkillsAssessment Hover over a skill to find out the definition Skills may be added or deleted Experience categories can be added, deleted or reordered February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 14. SkillsAssessment Select the skill and category Click Add Enter your anecdote in the box Enhance it with document formatting features like bold or italic February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 15. SkillsAssessment Next phase is Abilities Same process as Skills Abilities listed (52) based upon your industry choice Add or delete abilities Add, delete or reorder experience Select Add to include your anecdotes February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 16. SkillsAssessment Create multiple assessments by industry or Job Family Select an occupation from an associated ONET listing Review the ONET job details to include appropriate descriptions in your assessment February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 17. Complete the assessment process by adding your Proficiencies Select Add in Proficiency column Indicate level of Experience Rate your Experience February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume SkillsAssessment 18. Add comments in the next column Add or delete proficiencies February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume SkillsAssessment 19. SkillsAssessment After entering your comments, you can return to edit or add at any time February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 20. SkillsAssessment Manage your assessments from the Document Center Select any assessment you created to make edits Delete ones you no longer need February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 21. Resume Builder February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 22. ResumeBuilder From the Document Center Select Resume Builder Select Create New Resume to get started Select one of your existing resumes to edit or delete February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 23. ResumeBuilder Create a new resume Upload an existing resume You cannot edit a resume that you upload February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 24. ResumeBuilder Three options are available to create a new resume February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 25. ResumeBuilder Start from Scratch is for experienced resume writers you have a blank slate. February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 26. ResumeBuilder Browse Samples provides templates from which you can select a resume to use 145 total samples are available February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 27. ResumeBuilder Pick from industry category and experience level Samples appear at the bottom of the screen February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 28. ResumeBuilder Review the sample thumbnail views February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 29. ResumeBuilder Review a full-size sample When you find one you wish to use, Select Use this Sample February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 30. ResumeBuilder After making your selection, the builder automatically enters your contact information You can edit the different areas with YOUR information February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 31. ResumeBuilder The edit tools help you: Style your resume Format Spellcheck Edit, reorder or delete sections Offer tips and instructions February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 32. ResumeBuilder Browse Section Sets allows you to set up your resume with only the sections. Enter YOUR information February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 33. ResumeBuilder Select from Categories Select Resume type Standard sections are recommende d February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 34. ResumeBuilder Items change based upon category selected February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 35. ResumeBuilder After making your selection, the blank template opens in the edit screen To edit an area, hover over sections, select the colored area to edit February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 36. ResumeBuilder The edit box opens upon selecting a section in all of the editable areas of the document Section name can be edited Text formatting is editable with standard features February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 37. ResumeBuilder Examples Action Verbs Infobytes Help you with suggestions to make your resume stronger February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 38. ResumeBuilder February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 39. ResumeBuilder February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 40. ResumeBuilder February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 41. ResumeBuilder Experience allows you to add: Employer Name Employer Location Employer website Date range of employment Job Title Job Description Use WYSIWYG tools February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 42. ResumeBuilder Tools help you make your resume unique. Formatting Spell Check History Sections Resources February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 43. ResumeBuilder Reorder the sections Reorder bullets within a section February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 44. ResumeBuilder The Skills Section helps you by allowing you to include key terms and phrases from your industry Pull terms from your My Skills Make use of the ONET tool to help you add the proper keywords February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 45. ResumeBuilder Using the My Skills section links you to the items from your Skill Inventory February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 46. ResumeBuilder While in the resume builder you have additional tools Rename, Clone, GPS, Download, Share, Print Preview, To Do, or Switch Resumes February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 47. ResumeBuilder GPS - Opt-in to share with employers (covered later) Download your finished version Share by email or other system February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 48. ResumeBuilder Preview the print version Make a list of things To Do for your resume Switch between resumes in case you need to make multiple changes February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 49. Letter Builder February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 50. LetterBuilder Letter Builder helps you build letters in the same way as the Resume Builder Access letters from the Document Center Select Create New Letter Choose from an existing letter February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 51. LetterBuilder After selecting Create new letter Name the letter Select Start Letter Option to upload a letter Uploaded letters cannot be edited. February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 52. LetterBuilder Options include: Samples Types Start from Scratch February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 53. LetterBuilder Browsing displays samples based upon Categories & Experience Levels February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 54. LetterBuilder Browsing Letter Types provides types of letters with sample paragraphs February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 55. LetterBuilder February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume Sections are offered with sample language to use 56. LetterBuilder The editing tools included as the same across the platform: Examples Action Verbs Infobytes Style Formatting WYSIWYG Tools February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 57. LetterBuilder Starting from Scratch provides only your name and address February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 58. Portfolios February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 59. PortfolioBuilder Access from the Document Center Compile your collateral materials in one place for easy access February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 60. PortfolioBuilder Name the portfolio February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 61. PortfolioBuilder Select from a Template or Start from Scratch February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 62. PortfolioBuilder From Templates, determine what type of portfolio you want to create February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 63. PortfolioBuilder Multiple options are available February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 64. PortfolioBuilder The Portfolio starts with the basics, but you can include specific projects February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 65. February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume Upload a file or add a link to a website Add a file to the portfolio Add special notations 66. PortfolioBuilder Store files by project February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 67. Video Resume February2014IllinoisworkNet-OptimalResume 68. VideoResume Video Resume gives viewers the opportunity to see how you present yourself Video Resumes are a current technology