Career Center M30

Virtual Document Builders

Questions?

  • Career Center
    202-885-1804
    Fax: 202-885-1861
    careercenter@american.edu
    Butler Pavilion, Room 5th Floor

    Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Fernando, Gihan S
    Executive Director-Career Center

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You know how critical resumes and cover letters are to your job or internship search success. And we know how challenging it can be to create these documents. Take advantage of our free online tools, powered by OptimalResume, to build your application materials. Then meet with your career advisor to refine your documents before submitting them to employers.

Resume Builder

Avoid getting hung up on margins, fonts, spacing issues, and other formatting nightmares. Simply select your style and follow the prompts to enter information into appropriate sections, which you can customize. View samples and suggestions to tailor your resume according to your career objective or intended field.

When your resume is complete, generate the document in a variety of formats, including Word compatible, PDF, and plain text, and download it to your computer. From there, consider uploading your resume to AU CareerWeb in order to quickly and easily apply for jobs or internships. To update or modify your resume, simply log into your OptimalResume account, save your changes, or create a new version if necessary.

Virtual Tools

Log into your free OptimalResume account to utilize our resume and letter builder tools.

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Letter Builder

An effective resume must be accompanied by a compelling cover letter, which you can easily create using Letter Builder. Similar to Resume Builder, you may view samples and paragraph-by-paragraph advice to create a document that captures an employer’s attention.

Build a letter from scratch or upload an existing document and style it by selecting from a variety of layouts and fonts. Generate multiple formats, including Word compatible, PDF, and plain text, and download them to your computer for easy distribution.

In addition to building cover letters, utilize this tool to create other professional letters for the purpose of giving thanks, applying for scholarships, accepting or declining offers, withdrawing your name from consideration, or networking.

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Create a free account by entering your AU student ID number and utilize these tools throughout your time at AU.

Recent alumni enjoy free access for one year following graduation and may then download documents before their accounts expire or pay a small fee to continue using these tools.

The Career Center retains administrative access to all student accounts, but your contact information and documents are protected from third parties.