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I'd like to create a CV similar to the one shown here. But I don't know what's the best way to create those text blocks. I had the idea to use itemize. But I don't know how to format the label of the \item in italics. I also get in trouble when trying to spread a label on multiple lines (eg. when the content of the label is too long for one line).

Here is an example of what I'm trying to do:

June 2007  Responsible for the visual design and HTML / CSS
–present   templating for a social media site where people
           discuss their unusual pets.

Another    Some text
Date

The label should be in italics. I'd appreciate any help.

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you can try moderncv –  percusse Apr 20 '12 at 10:16
    
Or a simple table will do? –  Harish Kumar Apr 20 '12 at 10:42
    
@cmhughes Done. :) –  percusse Apr 20 '12 at 11:33
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There are lots of ways to create a cv- perhaps another answer will demonstrate an approach using moderncv

If you want to use itemize, then you can customize it (and every other list-type environment, such as enumerate, description, etc) using the extremely powerful and user-friendly enumitem package.

A very simple implementation gives

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}[font=\itshape]
    \item[June 2007|Oct 2008] \lipsum[1]
    \item[Nov 2008|present] \lipsum[2]
\end{itemize}

\end{document}

You could also use (for example)

\begin{itemize}[font=\itshape,align=parleft,labelwidth=2cm]
    \item[June 2007|\\present] \lipsum[1]

which gives

enter image description here

For more reading, you might like to look at

LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae

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Works fine. Thank you very much for your help. –  MTK Apr 20 '12 at 11:25
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Here is a quick example of using moderncv. You can find some themes and a template file for usage in your TeX distro folder for moderncv

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv}
\PassOptionsToPackage{pdfpagelabels=false}{hyperref} 
\moderncvtheme[blue]{casual}
\firstname{Felis}
\familyname{Caracal}
\address{Serengeti}{Serengeti - South Africa}
\mobile{+1-555-MIAOUW}
\phone{+1-555-PURRRR}
\email{caracal@felix.nl}
\homepage{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracal}
\photo[64pt]{Caracal001}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Summary}
Goal oriented. Experienced in strategic planning and element of surprise. Huge jumps in career. Expert in predator-prey dynamics.

\section{Professional Experience}
\subsection{Field Experience}
\cventry{2003--2005}{Team Leader}{Caracals! Logistics}{Serengeti}{\href{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serengeti}{Wiki Page}}{%
A selected collection of the completed projects:%
\begin{itemize}%
\item Lead my team to hit various targets.
\item Avoided many threats.
\end{itemize}}
\cventry{2005--present}{Freelancer}{}{}{}{%
Carried out individual population control experiments
}
\section{Languages}
\cvlanguage{Gibberish}{Native}{}
\section{Interests}
\cvline{High Jump}{Professional}
\cvline{Cooking}{Beginner}
\end{document}

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