Career Resources

In addition to the in-office services available, Career Development and Community Engagement (CDCE) offers a variety of online resources to assist you in your job search. Whether you need help with career exploration, creating a professional résumé or cover letter, or even if you need to practice interviewing, you have access to these tools whenever and wherever you are.


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Create a Résumé

OptimalRésumé not only helps you to build your résumé, but will also allow you to upload one you have already created, to be reviewed. If you wish to have an existing résumé reviewed online, upload it to OptimalRésumé and a staff member will review it and provide feedback to you.

Optimal Resume
student participating in a mock interview with career coach

Practice an Interview

OptimalInterview allows you to practice your skills in simulated interview situations using a webcam or tablet. You will be able to test your responses to several different interview situations virtually. You can even share your recorded responses with CDCE for review.

Optimal Interview
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Attend a Career Event

You'll have an opportunity to connect with potential employers, explore multiple paths and make a great first impression by attending any of the many career events available to UWF students and alumni. Handshake connects you to these career event and professional development opportunities.

Career Events
Career coach and student discussing career options

Research a Career

MyCareerShines is a comprehensive education and career planning system that will help you succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy. You will learn about yourself, discover the many options and opportunities for your future, and gain access to the information and tools to achieve your goals.

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