Xello's CV Builder

Xello has added CV Builder to the Student Experience!

A CV is a necessary part of applying to jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and so much more. To help with the often overwhelming experience of writing a CV for the first time, the CV Builder pulls in the work students have already completed in other parts of Xello so your students can confidently start applying for those opportunities they're interested in.

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Building a CV with Xello

Check out this video to get a brief overview of how Xello's CV Builder works for your students.

FYI: To share this short video with your students, use this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/7wqLVBvvz1U. Link to it on their Dashboard Resources, place it in an assignment, or message your groups so all your students know the ins and outs of building a CV in Xello.

Students and CV Builder

CV Builder makes it easy to take the valuable information students have learned about themselves through assessments, self-reflection, and early experiences, and turn it into a professional CV.

Students access this feature from their About Me page. Once they've begun, they have access to the Tips & Samples on every page to help guide them in do's and don'ts of writing a stand-out CV. As they fill out each section of their CV using content already entered in About Me, they also have the option to add new skills, interests, or experiences. New content is then synced and saved to their About Me profile. At any point they're able to readjust the order of the sections so they can put their strongest skills and experiences first. Once they're ready, they download their completed CV either as a fully formatted, professional PDF, or as an RTF file if they wish to style their CV their own way.

CV builder highlighted midway down the About Me page of the student experience in Xello

Educators and CV Builder

Educators view completed student CVs on the student's profile page, in the Overview tab.

To view a student's CV:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Students and select Student List to open the list of all students at your school.
  2. Tip: Search for the student by using the search bar located at the top of any page in your Educator Account.
  3. Click on the student name to open their profile's Overview tab.
  4. Scroll down to the CV Builder section to see when their CV was last modified.
  5. Click on the CV to download it as a PDF.

Student CV link highlighted on their profile page in educator tools