Power Up Your Resume with VMock

VMock is UCLA’s smart resume platform. Build your resume, get 24/7 feedback and boost your chances of getting hired.

VMock is a 24/7 online resume review tool available for all UCLA students. It provides instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers and UCLA community standards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is VMock?

  • VMock is a 24-7 online resume review tool that leverages machine learning, and natural language processing to provide instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers and UCLA community standards.
  • The system analyzes three areas – impact, presentation, and soft skills – and offers feedback on highlighted areas to help make your resume stronger
  • Use the SMART Resume Editor to build a resume from scratch. This feature is recommended only for those who are at the beginning stages of resume development

Why use VMock?

  • Receive an aggregate resume score to assess the strengths of your resume benchmarked against your own UCLA peer group.
  • Get instant, detailed feedback on your resume anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
  • Improve the overall content of your resume with actionable and targeted bullet-by-bullet feedback.

Who should use VMock?

  • Students who are at the beginning stages of resume creation or who have never created a resume before.
  • Students who want to improve their resume’s.

What else do I need to know about the platform?

  • VMock is a starting point for resume building. It will help you refine your resume to the point where it makes career advising appointments and drop-ins more productive and meaningful.
  • Focus on the feedback, not the score your resume is given. While the system will help you develop your resume with concrete feedback, the scoring is subjective.
  • Students have 10 opportunities to upload a resume or rescore a resume each academic year. We advise that you use these uploads judiciously.
  • For students using unique or creative resume formats, we do NOT recommend using the SMART Resume Editor.
  • VMock is only able to process PDF files that were created using conventional word processing applications such as Microsoft Word. Files created using software like LaTex may not be readable by the software.

How do I use VMock?

  • Visit vmock.com/uclacareercenter.
  • Click the red “Continue with University ID” button, and log in using your SSO credentials
  • Complete your profile by answering the following questions:
    1. What is your class year?
    2. What industry area are you most interested in? If you are a PhD/Postdoc, we recommend you select “N/A”, though you can select an industry area if you prefer.
  • Upload your resume in PDF format. Your resume will be scored in three areas: Impact, Presentation, and Competencies
  • Click “View Detailed Feedback” to explore the different scoring elements, and hover over highlighted portions to view detailed feedback.
  • (Optional) Use the SMART Resume Editor to automatically update your formatting and make edits to your resume. This feature is not recommended for students using unique or creative templates/formats, or for PhDs/Postdocs.

 

How long do I have access to VMock?

  • All UCLA students have access to VMock until one year after graduation.