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For my current CV, I ended up using moderncv. It doesn’t have many features but it is very easy to use and yields a very elegant output. However, I also want to mention its drawbacks: customising it isn’t easy, especially since it doesn’t really use a clean, semantic markup. For example, to specify multi-column properties, you actually need to specify the ...


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I made my own. In the end, it was much easier that way; you get what you want. Especially if you have situations in which you need to quickly prepare e.g. a 4-page CV, you know how to tweak your own layout to meet the requirements. Some key tools: article class geometry package for margins hyperref to have a nice PDF (e.g., DOI hyperlinks in the list of ...


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I think a resume is more typesetting than word processing, so I would not use MS Word or OOo Writer. One could use Indesign or a free layout program. Often resumes contain text in columns. Text in narrow columns is hard to wrap--TeX does a good job here. For even better justification use microtype with pdfLaTeX. I think with microtype the chance to avoid ...


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There are lots of resume examples here with source: http://rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/resumes/. Google can show a thousand other examples, but that's a good place to start.


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I like europass and everyone seems impressed when they see the results... specially for Europe applications!


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I will second the Taraborelli CV templates at http://nitens.org/taraborelli/cvtex. In the past I've used the curve and moderncv packages but, in the end, found the combination of his elegant templates + xelatex to be the simplest and most flexible solution. I wasn't constrained by particular sectioning, etc. Personally, I use the Hoefler Text+Optima. I also ...


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Print or compile it to an image, then paste it in a word file. Then copy and paste the source and/or textual form, and paste it in the document invisible under the image. This does 3 things: Works independent of MS Word version. Pasting an image in a word file is not a new feature Includes the text in the document. Many companies want this so they can do ...


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There is a commercial product called GrindEQ which can also convert math. Another option is to import your LaTeX into LyX, and output as a Word document. Aside from the free solution using LyX, you can use LaTeX2RTF, which works okay. Also latex2doc which is a bit more sophisticated. Lastly, there is Pandoc which is a more universal converter. Your mileage ...


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Using bits and pieces from moderncv.cls, I put together and new entry type \cvdoublecolumn and a macro \cvreference. They will allow you to typeset your references like in your example, using the CV document class moderncv. If you're not familiar with moderncv, there's a big example file showing a lot of possibilities. Astrinus's edit: I've substituted ...


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Just use \href from hyperref: \href{tel:15555555555}{+1 555 555 5555}


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The TeX Catalogue list CV packages in a category: Writing Applications for a Job / CV By the way: I wasn't satisfied by the results of such packages. So, I used scrartcl and tabularx to typeset my CV. This way I could match it to the design of my application letter done with scrlttr2. I used tabularx in macros, allowing easy adjustments for all parts of ...


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This strikes me as a particularly good example of a CV or vita. The latex code can be seen here. As an example, see the author's vita.


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If you are a scientist, you will probably need to add a list of publications, conference talks, and similar things to your cv. This is very nicely, and easily handled in LaTeX. With MSWord or OOWriter it gets really messy, expecilay if you have to keep updated your cv in different languages. LaTeX is also a nice format to store in a revision control system ...


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My current resume is based on the article class; source hosted on GitHub and forked from kjhealy. It uses fontspec for OpenType fonts (Adobe Garamond Pro and FontAwesome). Still working on the best way to selectively place content for different purposes/companies. I'm experimenting with linked external documents, under the supposition that the resume ...


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Building on A.Ellet's answer to produce something as required (three rectangles always in each group; green ones will show the skill level): The code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolor{colori}{RGB}{249,193,158} \definecolor{colorii}{RGB}{158,214,149} \newcommand\skilllevel[1]{%% \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \Val in {1,2,3} { ...


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Besides all the answers here, I have recently modularized my resume with TeX. With this I can quickly build my resume for a variety of different jobs. The basic idea is: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{qualifications-Software-QA-Manager} %\input{qualifications-Tech-Writer} \end{document} So I can just uncomment the appropriate sections, ...


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For this sort of “conditional” compilation I would suggest the use of, e.g., verbatim to create comment environments to skip over parts of a document with respect to your selected options. A quick example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \newenvironment{optionA}{}{} % use this to show % \newenvironment{optionA}{\comment}{\endcomment} % use ...


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Even simpler than using comment (and more versatile), you can use multiple files for different sections. For instance you can have a main file cv.tex, and the a file for each section, for instance hobbies.tex, programming.tex, study.tex, languages.tex and so on. Then you include exactly the sections you want, using input Here goes the preamble ... ...


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For typesetting bidirectional resumes in languages other than english, the bidi package provides bidimoderncv2 class for typesetting resumés, which is the modified version of moderncv class. Two examples are presented in the doc folder of the package, namely test-casualcv.tex and test-classiccv.tex than you can look and learn how you can use it. This is an ...


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I think you want to use the type=<entrytype> option to \printbibliography (§ 3.6.2 in the manual). E.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib} \begin{document} \nocite{*} \printbibliography[title=Articles, type=article] \printbibliography[title={Conference Proceedings}, ...


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I recommend a mixture of minipages and tabular. For example: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{marvosym} % For cool symbols. \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{lr} % Referee 1 \begin{minipage}[t]{2.5in} Prof.\ X Y\\ Place A\\ Location B\\ Country and Postcode\\ \Telefon\ +00 1 234 5678\\ \Letter\ ...


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With stacks. I have chosen to keep the answer within the confines of normal line spacing, but that can be changed by invoking \setstackgap{L}{desired-baselineskip}. The bar thicknesses (1pt) and widths (1ex) are set within the \rl and \rlf definitions (as well as the colors). The vertical space between bars is set with \setstackgap{S}{1.5pt} and the gap ...


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Just for fun, with picture mode: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \newcommand{\skill}[1][3]{% \setlength{\unitlength}{1ex}% \begin{picture}(1,1.8) \linethickness{0.3ex}% \textcolor{gray!15}{\multiput(0, 0.15)(0, 0.6){3}{\line(1,0){1}}} \multiput(0, 0.15)(0, 0.6){#1}{\line(1,0){1}} \end{picture}% } \begin{document} ...


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Recently added document class, cv4tw by Geoffrey Gouez, offers a "LaTeX CV class, with extended details". The class offers entries for assets and social networks; customizable styles are provided. The class comes with no documentation, but a worked example offers some guidance. This package is still under development but it shows great progress. ...


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You need to load amsfonts package. Also, \mathfrak{g} shall be used in math mode, ie., it should be within dollars.


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I can offer you a video tutorial I made recently, which covers this topic using the article class. I just got hired for a lectureship position last week, so I think it is pretty good! TeX Tutorial 9: Formatting & CV Design Part 1 TeX Tutorial 9: Formatting & CV Design Part 2


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I want to mention that next to moderncv there are the class europecv and the package koma-moderncv. The class moderncv is on of the famous class creation CV. Sadly there are no documentation. The package moderncv combines the benefits of the koma-script classes and the commands of moderncv. The package europecv is a new package and is an unofficial ...


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The problem comes from the line \section*{\refname} used inside the thebibliography environment as defined in article.cls (the base document class for res.cls). To prevent the asterisk, add the following lines to the preamble: \makeatletter \renewenvironment{thebibliography}[1] {\list{\@biblabel{\@arabic\c@enumiv}}% ...


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Ted Pavlic's CV templates are minimalistic, uses the hyperref package extensively and elegant! http://www.tedpavlic.com/post_resume_cv_latex_example.php


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I've been using a lightly tweaked version of Michael DeCorte's res.cls. No idea if it is best of breed (nor why I chose it), but if it ain't broke. . . .



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