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I've began learning LaTeX for the expressive purpose of eventually creating a resume template of my own. A business school friend of mine showed a very professionally-looking resume he created from a workshop, and I would like to turn it into a LaTeX template. I know there are already many existing resume templates, but I would like to create my own.

I also know that there are many tutorials and guides for LaTeX, but I would like to know if there are any that can lead me towards creating templates, specifically something in resume/cv form. I know that it will be a long and arduous task to learn how to create templates, much less a template for a stylized resume, but I would like to make that my goal for learning the language.

Would it be simpler to just modify or tweak a preexisting template?

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Joseph Wright wrote a series of blog posts about how he wrote his CV in LaTeX, that might be interesting: texdev.net/tag/curriculum-vitae –  Torbjørn T. Nov 28 '11 at 20:11
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Have a look at this post. I've found the easiest method is to start with a standard class (article or report), and then tweak it using geometry, titlesec, enumitem and minipages –  cmhughes Nov 28 '11 at 20:37
    
I suggest you browse a bit CTAN. There are lots of templates to choose from. By taking a look at the code you can get a glimpse under the hood. –  Count Zero Nov 28 '11 at 21:01

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