Tag: resume building

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 ...

Should I Have An Interests Section On My Resume?

One optional section that you may consider for your resume is an Interests Section. The purpose of including interests on your resume is to help differentiate yourself from other job applicants and show a bit of your personality to the reader. However, you may decide to omit an interests section if you have other information ...

Handshake Tips: Scheduling Career Counseling Appointments and Resume Reviews

Have a career-related issue that you would like to discuss with a career counselor? If so, Handshake is the resource you will need. Through Handshake, students are able to schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment—whether on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you just need internet access. To schedule a counseling appointment, log into your Handshake account. ...

How Studying Abroad Can Help Build Your Mosaic

When you graduate, an employer or graduate school will be interested in ALL of the experiences you had as an undergraduate student. Studying abroad is one that you may be able to showcase, but it is up to you to illustrate why your study abroad experience is relevant and valuable for the job (or degree ...