There will be no reviews / feedback during the Easter weekend (April 18-20). Feedback will resume on Monday, April 21.

The Career Development Center will be discontinuing Optimal Resume on May 31, 2014.  Please be sure to save your resume on your computer or USB jump drive prior to May 31. After this date you will no longer be able to log into your account.

step-by-step instructions on creating and submitting your resume. It is best if you create your resume in Word first, then upload it into your account and submit it to the review center.

Please follow our resume examples in developing your resume draft:

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my account when I graduate? 

If you would like a personal statement reviewed, please call the office to schedule an appointment and email careers@hope.edu your personal statement at least two days prior to your appointment.

If you have more than one document that needs reviewing, please submit each document separately (resume and cover letter).

How It Works

Welcome to Optimal 2.0, a career management platform brought to you by OptimalResume.com in partnership with Hope College Office of Career Services. Inside, you’ll find a variety of tools to help you CREATE, PRESENT, MANAGE and SHARE your professional credentials.

You can use this website 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

If you have used the system before and already have an account, simply log in to begin.

Otherwise, hit Create New Account.

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Contact Us


Career Development Center

100 East 8th Street
Anderson Werkman Financial Center
Holland, Michigan 49423




Main Office Hours:Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm