Tag: resume

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 ...

If You Lose Your Job Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a layoff, furlough or loss of your current position, you can still keep moving forward to find employment. Here are some tips that could help you manage your job search in these uncertain times. First and foremost, give yourself a break and realize that you ...

The CCD Presents: Our Online Career Resource Roundup!

The Center for Career Development is dedicated to supporting students studying remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of resources you can access from wherever you're completing your semester. This list will be updated as new resources are added. We hope every student in the BU community remains safe and healthy. Virtual ...

How to Tailor a Resume for a Specific Goal

You already know to tailor your cover letter for a specific goal. What about your resume? Learn the skill in our blog!

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 ...

What Can the CCD Do For You?

The Boston University Center for Career Development, or CCD, is where you go when you're not even sure what your question is. We're here for you from your first year at BU, and offer resources to help you make the big decisions of your college life - decisions like what major to choose, how to ...

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 ...