How It Works

Welcome to Optimal 2.0, a resume and cover letter writing tool brought to you by in partnership with the AU Career Center.

If you have used the system before and already have an account, simply log in to begin. Otherwise, hit Create New Account.

If you have any problems logging in, call the AU Career Center at 202-885-1804, or e-mail

Please note: The interview function of Optimal Resume will be disabled on August 2nd, 2013.  To prepare for your future interviews please use the Career Center's free, interactive tool powered by InterviewStream! For more information and to get started with InterviewStream follow this link

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Contact Us


American University Career Center

5th Floor, Butler Pavilion
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-8011

Phone:(202) 885-1804

Fax:(202) 885-1861


Main Office Hours:Mon., Fri. 9am - 5pm
Tues., Wed. 9am - 8pm
Thurs. 10am - 5pm