I am refreshing my résumé and would like to use a class that works well stylistically with other classes for cover letters, research statements, and other documents. Quite often these documents have to be combined together into a single PDF for funding applications.

Because of this need to combine documents, I would like to find a CV class that has a coherent look and feel across the résumé, letters, other and documents. I would prefer something using LaTeX that:

  • can be used to create normal documents that look similar to letter or article
  • looks like a single column
  • uses the same \section{} commands as a typical document, so that the document format can be kept consistent
  • works with bibliographies and allows citations using eg. natbib.

From what I can see, I have two options:

  1. A CV class that doesn't fiddle too much with the typical letter or report settings.
  2. Creating a meta-class that defines fonts, page layout, etc, and then calls different standard / custom classes depending on whether I want to write a letter, a CV, or a document.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a class that would satisfy #1 above?

closed as primarily opinion-based by jub0bs, user13907, user31729, Sigur, Johannes_B Nov 25 '14 at 17:36

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    Please have a look to package moderncv and have a look to my answer for question tex.stackexchange.com/questions/132020/…. There I described how to write a letter with KOMA-Script with the layout of moderncv resume. May be it helps you ... – Mensch Nov 25 '14 at 17:11
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    komacv is more compatible with scrlttr2 ;-) – Johannes_B Nov 25 '14 at 17:18
  • A possible answer would be too broad here, how do you define visually working well? If you specify the question a bit more, i am sure there will be a good answer. – Johannes_B Nov 25 '14 at 17:38
  • I've edited this so it's more like a question. Sorry about that... – Andy Clifton Nov 30 '14 at 19:43