Mahara: Creating a Resume In Mahara

Mahara: Creating a Resume In Mahara


You can build an electronic CV in Mahara using the Resume component. This component allows you to input details about your professional background These details can then be used to insert onto the page. You can do this by going “Content” and then in content you can find it under “resume”. You can now see that there a number of fields These fields are optional. You do not need to
enter your personal information if you wish not to, although being a CV it is that advisable to provide as much information as you can. I can demonstrate for you how you will fill in some of these fields. In “Education and Employment” for instance, we’ll go to the button on the left-hand side click “Add”. Anything that you see that has a red asterisk must be completed otherwise Mahara won’t let you save the fields. So, the ‘Start Date’ We started our degree in November 2004, we ended our degree in November 2007 We completed our degree at the National University… and it was a bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting. You might like to list the subjects that you completed Again, as much or as little information outside the red asterisk boxes as you wish. Whenever you see this ‘save’ button always ‘Save’. If you leave that field without having clicked ‘Save’, it will not save. and you will have to enter the information again. Another example would be, in “Achievements” you will again go to this “Add”button and you can see a slightly different format. Let’s say we did a St John’s Ambulance certificate And we started in March 2015 And we’re choosing not to a description this time for that one. You can see that after we’ve saved, it appears there. you can see that there is an “Edit ” field We do advise that where there is a HTML box like this that you pre-write your text so that you can avoid grammar and spelling errors. simply cut and copy into the field again saving that field. So that you won’t have to reenter it. once you’re happy with all the
information it you had entered, you can then add this to a page Do this by going to “Portfolio” and click “Create Page” Once you’re in here you will need to title your page I’m going to call my page “CV” “Student 1” The “Save’button is down here. Click”Save”. Then, here you have options for content you’d like to put in your page Choose “Resume” because that’s where we created it And you can either drag your entire resume on the page, and click “Save” and then you can see the goals that I entered, the academic goals, the education details come up. Alternatively, if you wanted to pick and choose which
information you can just choose little bits and pieces maybe you would just like to add your education history or your personal information and there you have it. Once you hit “Done” it will save. And then you can see that page in your portfolio.

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