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Create a CV

The CV plugin allows you to create an online curriculum vitae / résumé. You can either publish your entire CV or individual components of it in your portfolio. Each of the following items are individual artefacts that can be added.

  • Introduction – cover letter, contact and personal information
  • Employment and education history
  • Certifications, accreditations and awards
  • Books and publications, professional memberships
  • Personal, academic and career goals
  • Personal, academic and work skills


In the Education and Employment section you can add as many qualifications and positions held as required.

CV education history

For education the start date and Institution are compulsory fields however there is also fields to add an End date, Institution address Qualification type, Qualification name and a large field for a Qualification description and the option to add attachments.

CV qualifications

Educational history can be reordered using the arrows on the left (1), and additional information can be gleamed by clicking the qualification item (in green).

(2) shows the compressed information, qualification name, type and the institute it was obtained form.

(3) shows the expanded qualification information, qualification description, institute address and any attachments. When sharing this section be it individually or as part of your whole CV this information will be displayed in a similar format.

As with Qualifications the employment history displays in a similar format, this time the compulsory information being Start Date, Employer and Job Title, with the option to include End Date, Employer Address and Position Description, also with the option to attach relevant files.

Under Achievements you have the option to add entries to three sections, the first for Certifications, Accreditations and Awards, the second for Books and Publications and the last for Professional Memberships.

Certifications, Accreditations and Awards
  • Compulsory - Date and Title
  • Optional - Description and Attach Files
Books and Publications
  • Compulsory – Date, Title and Contribution
  • Optional – Details of your Contribution, Attach Files and URL
Professional Membership
  • Compulsory – Start Date and Title
  • Optional – End date, Description and Attach Files

Under goals and skills you have the option to add

  • Personal skills
  • Academic gals
  • Career goals
  • Personal skills
  • Academic skills
  • Work skills

In each section there is the option to add a description (1) and to add relevant files as attachments (2).
CV goals
The final Section for your CV is Interests, this section simply gives you a text field to add details of your interests.

Adding your Resume to a page

Once you have set up content in your CV you can choose to share your whole CV or select individual sections from it (via a page)

Add CV blocks to page

More information on adding pre-created artefacts (such as part or all of your CV) to a page.

The information on this page relates to Mahara 18.10 and was last updated December 2018.

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