How do I sign up for VMock?
Click the following link: vmock.com/fiucareer
Students will then provide their FIU credentials
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:
Open the completed resume in Microsoft Word.
Click on "File" and then "Save As".
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?
Yes. Prior to applying to internship and job postings in Handshake, FIU students and alumni must upload their resume to VMock, an AI-based system designed to help you make improvements to their resume. The system rates your document based on a color-coded scale. You must upload your document into VMock and follow the rubric below in order to submit your document to Handshake for approval:
Create a PDF version of your resume and click here to upload it to VMock.
Your goal is to get your resume into the system’s “Green Zone” so that it will be ready to be submitted for approval on Handshake.
If your resume falls into the system’s "Yellow Zone" or "Red Zone", you will have to edit the document until it falls into the system’s “Green Zone.”
Once your resume reaches the “Green Zone”, your edits are considered complete, and you may upload your document into Handshake for approval.
Can I edit my resume directly on VMock?
Yes, you can make edits directly to your resume by using the SMART VMock Editor.
How can I get a career advisor/specialist to see my feedback and provide additional comments?
Click on the resume you have submitted.
On the top right, click on “Share for Network Feedback.”
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.
How can I use Aspire for my LinkedIn profile?
Log on to your VMock account through vmock.com/fiucareer.
After logging in, go to the left side of the page and click on “Aspire.”
Once clicked, please follow the instructions from VMock to connect your Linked profile and upload a PDF of your LinkedIn profile.
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.