Optimal Resume


Dear GFU Career Services,

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the opportunities you provide through optimal resume. I am a recent alum, and I used optimal resume to create all of my cover letters and resumes. Using these cover letters and resumes,  I was invited for interviews for every job that I applied for. Within a week of ending my post graduation summer job, I had received interviews and job offers. I even had to turn down interviews because I had already selected a job. I am now employed at two jobs that I love, using my degree, pursuing my passions, and receiving income and benefits on top. Thank you so much for offering optimal resume!


Julianne Johnson, Class of 2011

Career Services is proud to present Optimal Resume as the premiere professional job search tools system. Membership to Optimal Resume includes access to a resume, cover letter, interview practice sessions, skills assessment, portfolio, and website builders.

How It Works

Optimal 2.0 is a career management platform in which you’ll find a variety of tools to help you CREATE, PRESENT, MANAGE and SHARE your professional credentials.

You can use this system to:

  • Create high-impact, interactive career materials based on your career goals
  • Present your materials online — with our easy-to-use website builder — and in print, as you can download your materials in a number of formats
  • Manage an unlimited number of career documents from one central location
  • Share your credentials with your network on your own professional website and across social networking sites

View the following videos for an inside look at Optimal Resume or review the frequently asked questions.  To sign up, simply login here at www.georgefox.optimalresume.com. Your login will be validated from the Career Office and you will receive an email confirmation that your account is activated.


"This is an amazing tool to have access to. [It] has helped [me] build a resume and write a cover letter. I am very fortunate that the school provides a tool like this to their students, especially one that is so easy to use. It is nice to be able to practice interviewing and practice preparing myself for the real world, which is right around the corner.... I do feel a little more comfortable about graduating now that I have a resume built a cover letter written and interviewing practice. This is really been a blessing." ~ 2010 Senior, Business Administration

"This really was a helpful tool for us to all use. It's nice because it walks you through the process of making a resume and cover letter and helps you understand exactly what an employer is looking for. Not only that, but it gave great examples of how to word and format pieces of your resume, which is nice in case you ever get stuck or confused about anything. I really enjoyed working with this program." ~ 2010 Senior, Psychology

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.