In an effort to support resume class assignments we recommend the following resources. This semester, the CCO is regrettably unable to accommodate mandatory, resume class assignments.

Vmock

This interactive tool allows students to upload a resume to receive immediate, color-coded qualitative and quantitative scoring feedback which inform their improvement of the document. Feedback is visually coded red, yellow, and green to draw attention to areas that may need review or editing considerations.  Students can upload up to 10 resumes per academic year for updated feedback/scoring. It is important to note the qualitative scoring is not equivalent to traditional academic grading scales.  Refer to the following video for an introduction on how to use key features in VMock, https://youtu.be/NnXtu8BnN5I.  It is recommended the scoring be viewed as a guide, not a grade. Consider adjusting your assignment through the use of one or a combination of the following approaches:

  • Students submit before and after screenshots of the qualitative and quantitative, scoring feedback. First screenshot is based upon students’ first upload and second screenshot results are based upon student’s upload after making recommended improvements;
  • Students upload resume into system and make improvements based on the VMock feedback/scoring. Students then email instructor/GA/TA the improved version of their resume based on the results received from the system and instructor/GA/TA grade document based on a rubric (students can email their resume through the system to any email address);
  • Students upload resume into system and make improvements based on the VMock feedback/scoring. Students then email a peer in the classroom based on the instructor/GA/TA’s assignment for peer to peer review based on a rubric (students can email their resume through the system to any email address).

Student VMock Login Instructions:

  • Visit Vmock.com/purdue
  • Login with BoilerKey information
  • Pick Class Level (Underclassmen – First Year or Sophomore; Upperclassmen – Junior or Senior; Graduate)
  • Pick Benchmark (Academic Focus Area)

Refer to the FAQs for instructors regarding the use of VMock. If you have additional VMock questions the FAQs do not answer, contact Stephen Roach at roach23@purdue.edu. Consider watching this brief, 13-minute video regarding VMock to address any additional questions you may have. Although this platform is calibrated for undergraduate or graduate students, you are welcome to login using your BoilerKey credentials, upload your resume, and become familiar with the system’s navigation to better understand the student experience.

Below is a list of instructors who have successfully replaced their mandatory, CCO resume review with the use of VMock and are willing to speak with you about their implementation approach:

CCO Career Success Handbook

The CCO Career Success Handbook has a resume section which can be used as a reference for students and rubric for grading.

Rubrics

Click on the following links to access resume rubric samples other instructors have used in the past for consideration in your classroom assignment.

Sample #1

Sample #2

Resume Video

5 Tips for Resumes in 2020 - Purdue CCO is a brief, pre-recorded outreach presentation on resumes by a CCO staff person.

Upkey

Upkey is a system geared towards students who are building a resume from scratch. This tool is ideal for students within courses, e.g. 100-level courses, in which the likelihood of them having a resume is very low. This guides students through the step-by-step process of resume creation.

Upkey Student Login Instructions: