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Public Health Career Services brings online resume review to USC students

March 30, 2020
USC Public Health Career Services has partnered with Vmock for online resume review

Public Health Career Services in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences offers online resume review to students in the form of VMock, an innovative tool that uses artificial intelligence to provide feedback on resumes, instantly, 24/7. The service increases capacity for resume review while allowing Career Coach Paula Amezola to conduct additional services such as mock interviews and employer outreach.
VMock is a SMART Career Preparation Platform that scores resumes and shows students how to improve them. VMock provides:

  • An objective score of each resume based on comparison with hundreds of public health resumes
  • Feedback to improve score in 3 categories (Impact, Presentation, and Competencies)
  • Targeted suggestions for each bullet on the resume based on the Situation-Action-Result (SAR) method to writing accomplishments
  • Advice to ensure your resume is a good fit for your public health career

Offering VMock to students is an exciting way to continue innovating in a department that that has years of experience providing student services and teaching online. “We are the first public health education programs on the west coast  to implement this type of service,” says Amezola, “We are constantly looking for innovative ways to serve our students and to ensure we meet the demands of the public health workforce.”

— by Carolyn Barnes