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For my current CV, I ended up using moderncv. It doesn’t have very many features but it’s very easy to use and yields a very elegant output. However, I also want to mention its drawbacks: customizing 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 ...


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


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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. \documentclass{moderncv} ...


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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Minimalia has a nice LaTeX tutorial for CV, which gives a result like this (pdf). Minimalia also has a nice cover letter template.


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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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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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The tug.org page has a significant list here. This list is in two parts, including both LaTeX to 'PC textprocessors' and 'PC textprocessors' to LaTeX, you want to look at the former.


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You need to add a \strut so that each node is the same height: As per Qrrbrbirlbel's suggestion, using \vphantom{y} produces slightly tighter output: \newcommand{\tagf}[2][]{% \begin{tikzpicture}[baseline={(TAG.base)}] \node[draw,#1] (TAG) {#2}; \node[font=\tiny,draw,#1] (TAG) {#2\vphantom{y}}; \end{tikzpicture} } Code: \documentclass{article} ...


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With biblatex you can reuse the .bib file. You need to use the biblatex package and process the file with biber and not bibtex. Without any modifications you can get pretty close to what you want. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{abc, author = {A Author}, title = {the article ...


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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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If I understood you correctly, the code below does what you want: the newly defined \gaptlcventry command acts in a similar fashion to \tlcventry but gives you a gap in the timeline; the new command has nine mandatory arguments (if you want to keep the first optional argument, as in \tlcventry, some more work will have to be done): ...


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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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One intangible benefit: you are signalling to an employer that you have taste, a certain degree of intellect, and a bit of non-crowd-following behavior. When resumes come across my desk, I give a mental +1 to TeX-formatted resumes. The only resumes that get a higher bump are plain ascii ones. It also draws attention from potential employers who appreciate ...


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Add the following code to the preamble; instead of logo write the name of your photo: \usepackage{graphicx} \newcommand{\addphoto}[2]{% \smash{% \makebox[0pt][l]{% \raisebox{#1mm}{% \hspace{#2mm}\includegraphics[width=2.5cm]{logo}% }% }% }% } Then in the first address write \address{\addphoto{5}{150}% {\bf Present ...


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The list of colors is controlled by \@sectioncolor and this just uses an \ifcase; here's the original definition: \def\@sectioncolor#1#2#3{% {% \color{% \ifcase\value{colorCounter}% blue\or% red\or% orange\or% green\or% purple\or% brown\else% headercolor\fi% } #1#2#3% }% ...



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