# How to make such a CV in LaTeX?

I am not good to LaTeX. I think I need TikZ? It should look like this:

Can anyone help me? How to do that? Which document class should be used, how to make the sectioning look like that on the photo, how to place the title, how to place the picture and the box over it and so on. I don't know how to make it. Can anyone help me please?

Here my beginning on the problem:

%http://be-jo.net/2012/05/lebenslauf-mit-latex-mustervorlage/
\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{moderncv}
\moderncvtheme[blue]{casual}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\firstname{Name}
\familyname{Name}
\title{Lebenslauf}
\mobile{Mobiltelefonnummer}
\phone{Telefonnummer}
\email{Emil}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Persönliche Angaben}
\end{document}

• You could use any class. I'd use article, I guess, along with the graphicx, xcolor, and geometry packages, and probably xparse. The rest could be set up with minipage and tabular environments. That would be enough to get started on the project, anyway. – jon Oct 25 '14 at 22:01
• europecv is a style that is somewhat similar. – user65038 Oct 26 '14 at 0:11
• Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. If you can, could you give a full example of how to use europecv? As it stands, this is more of a comment than a full answer. – Sean Allred Oct 26 '14 at 0:20
• @ Basilius Sapientia: If you actually worked out a solution it'd be nice if you could share your solution with us, thanks. – jlk Oct 28 '14 at 12:59

My answer is probably not exactly what did you want (because you are asking for LaTeX solution and I give TeX solution) but I hope that this answer illustrates the typical usage of TeX. There are two persons: macro programmer who implements the macros by given typography design and the author who writes the text. The programmer tells to the author what markup is needed to use.

First, what writes the author:

\input cv-mac

\title   {Lebenslauf}
\name    {Selman Caragöz}
\address {Henkestraße 2\nl 60412 Frankfurt / Main}
\tel     {069 170 06 85}
\mobile  {0177 96 24 56}
\email   {s.caragoez@web.de}
\photo   {photo.png}
\print

\sec Persönliche Daten

\bb Geburstdatum:        = 25.06.1993 in Antalya / Türkei
\bb Staatsangehorigkeit: = deutch
\bb Familienstand:       = ledig
\bb Beruchfiles Ziel:    = Hotelfachmann
\bigskip

\sec Berufstätigkeit

\bb seit 01.2013         = Hotel Zur Post, Frankfurt\nl
Mitarbaiter im Frühstucksservice\nl
Vorberaitung des Buffets,
Eindecken und Abräumen der Tische,
Anrichten von Speisen
\bb 09.2012--12.2012     = Restaurant Am Wasserturm, Franfurt\nl
Servicemitarbeiter (befristet)\nl
Gastebedienung, Abrechnung

\sec Berufsfachshule

\bb 08.2011 -- 07.2012   = Städtische Schule Frankfurt-Ost\nl
Einjährige Berufsfachshule Gastronomie\nl
Berufsbezogener Unterricht: Service, Küche, Magazin\nl
4-wöchiges Praktikum in der Küche und am Empfang
im Ibis-Hotel, Frankfurt,\nl
Bestandene Abschlussprüfung

\sec Auslandsaufenthalt

\bb 08.2010 -- 06.2011   = Aufenthalt in der Türkei\nl
Mithilfe im Obst- und Gemüsehandel des Onkels
(Lager, Verkauf)

\sec Schulausbildung

\bb 08.2014 -- 07.2010   = Otto-Hanh-Schule, Frnkfurt\nl
Qualifizierender Hauptschullabschluss

\bb 08.2000 -- 07.2004   = Gemeinschaftsgrundschule Hermesgasse, Frankfurt

\bb 08.1999 -- 06.2000   = Grundschule in Antalya, Türkei

\sec Zusatzqualifikationen

\bb Führerschein         = Klasse B

\bb Sprachen             = Türkisch (Muttersprache), Englisch (gute Schulkenntnisse)

\bigskip

Frankfurt / Main, 03.07.2013

\signature{sig.png}

\bye


Second, what prepares the macro programmer (the file cv-mac.tex):

% cv-mac
\nopagenumbers % use pdfcsplain
\input chelvet % Helvetica fonts

\font\bfont=\fontname\tenbf\space at12.5pt
\font\hfont=\fontname\tenbf\space at17pt
\font\sfont=\fontname\tenrm\space at9pt

\hoffset=-1in \voffset=-1in
\pdfpagewidth=210mm \pdfpageheight=297mm

\hsize=\pdfpagewidth \vsize=\pdfpageheight
\def\bcolor{\pdfliteral{0 1 1 .6 k}}
\def\black{\pdfliteral{0 g}}
\def\white{\pdfliteral{1 g}}

\def\print{
\line{\hfil\bcolor\vrule height 35mm width 45mm \black\kern\indentC}
\nointerlineskip\vskip-25mm
\line{\kern\indentA {\hfont \the\title}\hfil
\white\vbox{\hsize=45mm \leftskip=2mm \baselineskip=11pt \noindent
\bfont \the\name \nl
Tel: \the\tel \nl
Mobil: \the\mobile \nl
E-Mail: \the\email
}\black\kern\indentC}
\nointerlineskip \vskip8mm
\line{\hfil\vtop to0pt{\image{43mm}{\the\photo}\vss}\kern\indentC}
\vskip-5mm
}
\def\indentA{25mm}
\def\indentB{40mm}
\def\indentC{15mm}

\def\sec#1\par{%
\vskip7mm
\moveleft.5mm % optical correction
\hbox{\rlap{\bcolor \vrule height4mm depth1.3mm width\dimen0}%
\kern\indentA\kern.5mm\white#1\black}
\vskip2mm
}
\def\bb#1 = {\par
\noindent \hbox to\indentB{#1\hfil}%
\hangindent=\indentB
}
\parskip=3mm \parindent=0pt \leftskip=\indentA

\def\image#1#2{\pdfximage width #1{#2}\pdfrefximage\pdflastximage}

\def\newtokss#1{\ifx\relax#1\else \csname newtoks\endcsname #1\expandafter\newtokss\fi}
\newtokss \title \name \address \tel \mobile \email \photo \relax

\def\nl{\hfil\break}
\def\signature#1{\par\hbox{\kern\indentA\image{50mm}{#1}}}


Third, what is the result:

If you can try this, use pdfcsplain cv.tex command. You can use pdftex cv.tex too but this second command doesn't work right with UTF-8 characters like ß or ü. Of course, you need to prepare the photo.png and sig.png images before TeX processing.

Note that you needn't any special LaTeX packages. The pure pdfTeX is sufficient.

• Thank you! But is TeX included in the TeXLive package? I made two files (one named cv-mac.tex) and run the "author" file. But I just get a lot of errors like. "! Undefined control sequence. l.2 \nopagenumbers". What do I do wrong? I use TeXMaker and PDFLaTeX and then run the script. – Basilius Sapientia Dec 8 '14 at 18:29
• Of course, TeX, pdfTeX and pdfcsplain are included in the TeXLive package :). If you get the error Undefined \nopagenumbers then you are not running pdfTeX nor pdfcsplain but LaTeX. The command at the command line has to be: pdfcsplain cv.tex no pdflatex cv.tex. And the files photo.png and sig.png have to be prepared. – wipet Dec 8 '14 at 18:44
• Wow, that window manager with xpdf remember me my first Linux in 1995 :) – Fran Nov 30 '19 at 5:08

The CV design has to do with a lot of things. In part are style conventions, in many places (maybe in all the World) is required to CV occupies only one page, if you exceed, most likely not even read it and end up in the trash.

There are also subtle differences that exist in Europe and America (to name two examples) such as the paper size, the disposition on the page of the different parts of the curriculum, typographical conventions, and more that in this moment I haven't entirely clear and that surely someone else can answer in another subsequent answer.

You can find in sites like LaTeXTemplates examples of classes or templates for create your on CV with different layouts that can be helpful for you. Although... in fact I don't know if you can get exactly the same layout from your link, but there are many examples that can give you an idea. If not maybe you must to improve your LaTeX and Tikz skills and make your own, but meanwhile take a look at those examples, you can download them or open in the cloud with WriteLatex or maybe find them in ShareLaTeX.

• CVs in academia are typically several pages at least in North America and the UK, and I think Europe more generally. – cfr Oct 26 '14 at 0:16
• That's right, but outside academia and for young people should be as short as you can. – Aradnix Oct 26 '14 at 0:36
• For young people outside academia, perhaps. But then the general statement is false. (Since LaTeX is disproportionately used in academia, ignoring this is rather misleading.) – cfr Oct 26 '14 at 0:39
• @cfr Uhm... good point. – Aradnix Oct 26 '14 at 0:46
• @Aradnix: So maybe you will want to incorporate this into your answer. – Júda Ronén Dec 8 '14 at 7:37

An example you might want to use: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/moderncv-cv-and-cover-letter. Adapt to your needs, if you encounter any problems you can always come back here for help. You could also try to use parts of these other templates: http://www.latextemplates.com/cat/curricula-vitae

For document class it uses {moderncv} with options 11pt, a4paper, sans. Title placement will be taken care of by the class, the photoframe comes from \photo[picture height][frame thickness]{picture}. Just take a look at the template, it is really good and explains about everything that is done.