Welcome to Missouri Southern State University Optimal Resume.

Before starting each project,
please watch the video tutorial.

The tutorials will help you create a polished document and it will provide great tips and tricks to using the software.
This site can help you create polished resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and websites.  Watch the tutorial videos to get started then call the Career Services Office to schedule a document review.    

This site is also a great tool to prepare for interviews.  By utilizing the coach after each question, you can gain insight into why an employer would ask the question, what they are looking for in an answer, and hear a sample response.  Use a web-cam to record your interview and judge your own progress.  Once you have mastered on-line practice, call to schedule a mock interview.  

Contact MSSU Career Services at 417-625-9343 or careerservice@mssu.edu for assistance.

Be sure to check job postings on Hire a Lion at www.mssu.edu/career.  New jobs are added daily and vary from full-time, part-time, internship, entry level, and advanced.        
Optimal Webinars - Live and recorded trainings for job seekers

Contact Us


Career Services

Missouri Southern State University
Spiva Library, Suite 207
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801




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

Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm