Optimal Resume FAQ

Why do I have to pay for the service?

We do not have the budget allotment to provide this upscale program for you.  We decided it was worth the purchase price so our students could be more competitive in the job search process even if we had to charge a small fee.  We considered $25 to be a very reasonable fee given the great value one receives.  This can be compared to purchasing a textbook and those prices are generally much higher.  It’s a one-time fee so purchasing early has its benefits.  

If I am graduating will I get my money’s worth?  

You have access for 6 months after graduation-the timeframe in which most graduates are seeking employment.  After that, you can register as an alum and your records will still be available.

Why can’t I get an appointment without paying?

You can still make an appointment to see us about general career development issues.  It is only the aspects in Optimal Resume that require use of the system first.  This helps us because students are able to create documents that are more professional and complete, earlier in the process.  It is a time-saver in that way for the student and will give greater access to your GFU Career Services professionals and more quickly than making an appointment.  It is also 24/7 training in any and all six job search skill areas (resume, cover letter, website builders, e-portfolio, interview practice online and a skills assessment).

Why should I do this when I only want my resume critiqued?

Our desire is to provide you with a complete set of job search tools to ensure greater success.  Completing a resume is only the beginning, but of course necessary.  Given our electronic age, we are excited you can have access to resume, cover letter, website builders, e-portfolio, interview practice online and a skills assessment module to help prepare you. Our goal is to help prepare you for the entire, contemporary job search in all of its facets. The skills assessment is critical from my perspective so you can clearly demonstrate and communicate what you have to offer.

What if I don’t have the money to purchase this now?

We can charge this directly to your student account.

Is my document reviewer someone from Optimal Resume?

No. When you push the review button, your document comes directly to your career services personnel in our offices, Stevens 220.  From that point, we critique whatever you have submitted.  This week we have a number of videoed interviews to review-how exciting!

What if I don’t have time to go through this system?

Please don’t short change yourself in this important process.  It does take time to do a job search well and that ROI, return on investment, will be obvious.  Why not give it the time it deserves, even if it’s at 3 o’clock in the morning!!  Using this system really ought to save you time!

We are so ready to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to ask.  Also check out the new system at http://georgefox.optimalresume.com

How does Optimal Resume work?

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