Resume + Cover Letter Reviews

Need some help with your resume or cover letter?

Please note: Resume services are available for online degree students/alumni through VMock or SMARTHINKING. Learn more


Boston University now offers access to VMock for all students in degree programs, either on-campus or online. VMock is an online tool that will analyze your resume in 30 seconds, giving you an instant and detailed assessment, including specific tips for making it better.

Available 24/7, VMock will score your uploaded resume based on three categories of criteria that employers value: impact, presentation, and career-ready competencies like teamwork and leadership. Review the details in each of those areas to see what you can do to improve, including specific bullet-level feedback. Once you’ve updated your resume, upload it again to see how you’ve improved. Although not tailored to individual career paths, degree programs, or users, the feedback represents what the is recommended by the Center for Career Development.

Want to learn more before jumping in? Watch VMock’s introductory video.

Ready to get started? Log in now at Click on the red button then enter your BU credentials.


  • A guide for using VMock is coming soon.
  • Use of VMock is not required, though strongly recommended.
  • VMock is not available for alumni.

IN-PERSON REVIEWS: Resumes & Cover Letters

The CCD offers 15-minute document review appointments through Handshake; select “CCD – In-Person Resume and Cover Letter Reviews” as the appointment type.


  • Appointments will be available each Friday for the following week, allowing you to select any open 15-minute time slot.
  • Only one review per day and only one document reviewed per review. If you sign up for more than one review on the same day, we will cancel repeat appointments without notice. If you need another review, please schedule for another day.
  • Bring a paper copy of the document you want reviewed. Staff will not review documents on a computer or other device, and there is no public printing available at the Yawkey Center.
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Review staff will have signs to identify them. At the time of your review appointment, please approach the reviewer you are scheduled to meet with (Rhett, Scarlett, or Agganis).


  • Step 1: Log in to Handshake
  • Step 2: From the top menu, select Career Center, and then Appointments.
  • Step 3: Click the blue button that says Schedule a New Appointment.
  • Step 4: From the options, select Center for Career Development
  • Step 5: From the options, select CCD – In-Person Resume and Cover Letter Reviews
  • Step 6: Select your preferred date/time
  • Step 7: Complete the required questions and click the green button that says Request

Note that if you would like to have a CV or personal statement reviewed, please make a 30-minute appointment with a career counselor (CCD – Career Counseling Appointment). Undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni that have graduated within the last two years can schedule an appointment online on Handshake. All other alumni, please call 617-353-3590.