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Don't lose your resumes and letters!

All OptimalResume users must transition to SkillsFirst after September 25th.


Transitioning your documents is easy! Please log into the SkillsFirst Career Management System after September 25, 2022, using your Walden email and password, to automatically trigger the transfer of your existing OptimalResume documents to the SkillsFirst platform.  After taking this step, your required action is complete and you will be able to retrieve your existing documents as needed and continue to build new documents using SkillsFirst’s enhanced features and templates.  

Important Notice: If you do not log in by December 31, 2022 to complete this action, the document(s) you created in OptimalResume will be unretrievable and you will no longer be able to access them.

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  • In the spirit of continuous improvement, this module will be discontinued after September 25, 2022 and replaced with the enhanced features of SkillsFirst’s other modules.

Walden Alumni:

For recent grads who have access to their Walden email and password, log into SkillsFirst here.  We recommend that you download all documents that you created in SkillsFirst upon completion of your Walden program.

For alumni who no longer have access to their Walden credentials, please contact the Career Planning and Development team at to receive instructions on how to create a new Alumni Account in SkillsFirst.

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