SkillsFirst: AI Resume Builder

Augustana College has subscribed to the SkillsFirst Resume Builder to help students create well-crafted resumes and cover letters that get past applicant tracking systems.  The library of contemporary ATS-friendly resume templates and AI-keyword optimization technology helps you create tailored resumes for each specific job description maximizing your chances of landing a job interview.

Welcome to SkillsFirst, Augustana College’s dedicated platform for our students and alumni. Jumpstart your professional journey with crucial tools that are just a click away.

  • Tailored Resume & Cover Letter Builder: Differentiate yourself in the job market with bespoke documents.
  • GPT-Powered Guidance: Harness AI-driven insights to optimize your application materials.
  • Centralized Review Center: Get valuable feedback on your work from approved reviewers.
  • Career Advice Videos: Dive into our comprehensive video library and sharpen your career management skills.
  • Completely Complimentary: Dive into these indispensable resources at no cost to you!
  • Log in to SkillsFirst
  • Click the Student login
  • Log in using your Augustana email and password
  • Choose a “create method: that works for you
  • Alumni please contact us for access.

We’ve created step-by-step instructions to get you started. Students can stop in during Drop-In Hours for individual assistance with a Career Mentor.

Drop-In Hours

Video Tutorial: Intro to SkillsFirst
Video Tutorial: How to Create Your Resume
Video Tutorial: Using GPT AI Tools

Video Tutorial: Cover Letters Using SkillsFirst

Flexible Resume Creation Options

Upload, edit sample, or start from scratch.

Curated Resume Galleries

High-quality resume samples managed by Career Coaches, including 525+ samples shared by SkillsFirst. You can clone and edit resumes to get started fast.

Modern Resume Templates

Choose from our library of resume design
templates to create a professional,
contemporary resume presentation. Matching
cover letter design templates are available.

Easy Editing & Preview

You can add section content in an easy-to-use
form and preview PDF progress. Switch
templates, reorder sections, or add new
sections using our list of popular sections.
Downloaded .docx and .pdf resumes are 1:1 with preview!

100% ATS Compatibility

Templates exclude problematic elements like section tables and line breaks to ensure that your resumes are readable by applicant tracking systems.

Professionally Written Section Examples

2500+ professionally written section examples, also managed by your career center. Our technology provides you with relevant industry examples with quantified accomplishment statements for each job title.

O*NET integration

You can leverage 39,000+ data points from the
current O*NET database including job tasks and work activities, hot technology skills, and
certifications to create quality content

AI Keyword Optimization

Our proprietary artificial intelligence model
helps optimize resume keywords for their target job to get past the ATS and into the hand of hiring managers.

Resume Review Center

Get personalized feedback on your resume
including annotations and video comments
from approved reviewers at your organization.

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