Tag: resume building

What NOT to Do on a Resume

Your resume is an important factor in whether or not you will be considered for an interview. It is a potential employer's first impression of you. A resume should document your experiences, skills and education to determine if you are qualified for a position. Many hiring managers look through resumes quickly as they decide to ...

Creating a Resume Without Experience

Here at the CCD, we often hear students say that they don’t have any experience yet. Students typically mean that they don’t have previous internship or job experience. However, it’s important to remember the various ways that you’ve already gained experience and skills inside and outside the classroom. Employers and graduate schools look at the ...

How to Actually Get a Higher VMock Score

As helpful as VMock is for refining resumes, it can also be feel challenging to make a meaningful change in your resume score. While the score isn't that important (you only need a 65 in order to schedule a resume review with a real person), you might be tempted to try to get it as ...

Virtual Volunteering

In the current pandemic environment, you may find yourself stressed, have time on your hands, or feel a bit directionless. Have you thought about doing some virtual volunteer work? Helping others can have a very positive effect on your overall physical and mental health. As a virtual volunteer, you can help an organization remotely from ...

Resume Too Long? Here’s What To Do

If your resume is stretching onto two pages, don't despair. Here are some tips to help you shorten your resume! Step One: Use Space Efficiently Margins Margins can be smaller for resumes than for other documents. Narrowest option: 0.5” margins all around. If space is available, use 0.5" on top & bottom, 0.75" on left ...

VMock: Get Resume Advice From People You Trust

When using VMock to review your resume, once you reach a score of 65+, you can ask real people to give you input via the “Network Feedback” feature. But before you send your request, take these steps to ensure professional etiquette and quality feedback. Be thoughtful about who you ask Ask the people you trust ...

Understanding VMOCK’s Competency Ratings

VMock scores your resume based on Impact, Presentation and Competency. Impact and Presentation adjustments generally require you to reformat areas, add information, and make slight changes in wording such as verb choice. Competency refers to specific transferable skills that employers desire no matter the industry, company or job title. This requires you to think about ...

Student Experiences: Improving Your Resume With VMock

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of student stories about using VMock, BU's newest online tool for improving your resume. Try it today at vmock.com/bu. By Annie Wu (CAS'20, Statistics & Psychology) I think VMock is fast and convenient. Different from the in-person resume/cover letter review, VMock can be used anywhere at any ...

Understanding Your VMock Score

VMock’s automatic resume review and feedback provides you with a score for your resume out of 100 points. Understanding how this score is calculated can help you to also understand how to improve your resume. The overall score for your resume is comprised of three factors; Impact, Presentation, and Competencies. Impact refers to the strength ...

Making the Most of VMock

By now, you've surely heard of VMock. This new tool available to BU students allows you to upload your resume and get a custom score and improvement plan in seconds. Today more than ever, your resume is entering a competitive world. The CCD works closely with Fortune 500 companies and other top organizations when they ...