VMock SMART Career Platform

Florida International University partners with VMock SMART Career Platform to help students create a powerful profile and accelerate their career readiness journey. VMock leverages technologies like data science, machine learning, and natural language processing to provide instant personalized feedback based on criteria gathered from employers and global best practices – from anywhere, at any time of the day.

VMock Suite for Career Acceleration:

SMART Resume: SMART Resume provides users an initial score benchmarked against their cohort along with detailed, personalized feedback and guidance to help improve their document to exceed industry standards for high quality. The feedback is segmented into five core modules: Impact, Presentation, Competencies, Bullet, and Section-level feedback. The Network Feedback module allows users to share and receive feedback from their network or career advisors. Feedback is dynamic, adjusting as users make improvements to their resume, guiding each step of improvement to create a world-class resume.

SMART Editor: SMART Editor helps users to achieve all-star profile strength. Our machine learning engines scan resumes to offer instant and targeted sample suggestions for each bullet. Secure 24/7, real-time guidance from the platform makes resume stand out and maximizes your job-search outcomes. It allows users to create their resume online on VMock Platform or easily convert their existing resume to their requirements in just a click and provides instant score improvement, live feedback and downloadable resumes in PDF or Word format.

Aspire: Aspire helps create a compelling LinkedIn profile with targeted and personalized recommendations to improve the language, content and key terms for recruiter search optimization. With Aspire, students strengthen their search engine ranking, improve profile visibility and create a consistent narrative from resume to public profile for recruiters. Based on intelligent skill gap analysis and analytics, users get personalized feedback on key skills to highlight and align their LinkedIn profile with their aspirations.

Elevator Pitch: Elevator Pitch analyzes interviews holistically and instantly reveals hidden crucial information in body language, enunciation, and content. It also allows users to watch interviews and provide time-aligned feedback, making it much easier to understand feedback and rectify issues. It offers instant feedback on non-verbal communication, delivery of the speech, diction, and content strength. It provides ease of practicing for interviews.

Mock Interviews: Mock Interviews platform provides built-in mock interview sets for 100+ career tracks for students to practice. Students can create their own custom mock interview from the “Question Library” section on the platform. Students can attempt assignments floated by career coaches and receive AI feedback. On the other hand, career coaches can verify the submissions and add their own feedback to the interviews.

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Smart Resume

How do I sign up for VMock?

  1. Click the following link: vmock.com/fiucareer
  2. Students will then provide their FIU credentials
  3. Students will then be instructed to create a website-specific password for VMock

Do I need to convert my resume into a PDF?

For VMock to read a resume, it must be submitted as a PDF. Please be sure to convert the document if you have written it on any other platform. Kindly convert the resume to PDF through the following steps:

  1. Open the completed resume in Microsoft Word.
  2. Click on "File" and then "Save As".
  3. When the "Save As" window opens, in the drop-down menu next to "Save as type:", "select "PDF(*.pdf)", "Best for printing" and click on “Save.”

 Does the score need to be green for it to qualify as approved on Handshake?

At this point, the VMock score will not get in the way of your resume approval on Handshake; it will enhance your chances of receiving resume approval. The score provided by VMock is based on the benchmarks set for your particular degree. Although the goal is to have your score be around the green zone (86 or above), there might be times when an acceptable resume in the yellow zone (33-85) would be approved on Handshake with recommendations to consider when submitted.

Can I edit my resume directly on VMock?

VMock does not allow for edits to occur directly on the website; therefore, we recommend having both VMock and your resume open side by side so you may follow along with the recommendations provided by the website.

How can I get a career advisor/specialist to see my feedback and provide additional comments?

  1. Click on the resume you have submitted.
  2. On the top right, click on “Share for Network Feedback.”
  3. Fill out the required information, and select the reviewer you would like to review your document (in this case, whoever is instructing the student).

Where can I find resources outside of VMock?

For resources we provide students during the resume writing process, feel free to access the resume examples found in the Resumes & Cover Letters section found in Handouts & Resources page.

How many resume reviews do I get on VMock?

Each student gets 10 resume uploads in a single academic year. To ensure optimum usage, kindly incorporate as much feedback as you can in one go. Please reach out to the career center for requests regarding additional uploads and it will be looked at on a case-to-case basis.

Aspire (LinkedIn Optimization)

What is Aspire?

Aspire is a feature on VMock that allows students to receive detailed feedback and guidance to improve key LinkedIn profile elements for target career, search engine ranking and profile visibility.

How can I use Aspire for my LinkedIn profile?

  1. Log on to your VMock account through vmock.com/fiucareer.
  2. After logging in, go to the left side of the page and click on “Aspire.”
  3. Once clicked, please follow the instructions from VMock to connect your Linked profile and upload a PDF of your LinkedIn profile.
  4. Once connected, the system will analyze your profile and provide recommendations for your LinkedIn profile.

Can I edit my LinkedIn profile directly from Aspire?

Aspire will not change your profile directly from VMock (due to LinkedIn privacy restrictions). After tweaking your profile on the ASPIRE platform, click on the “Integrate” button to receive a list of changes to be made and simply copy and paste all relevant changes to your LinkedIn profile to build a high impact profile.