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If you have a TeX'ed resume, did you use a template or make your own? Are there any useful packages? What looks the most professional? How about special considerations for different areas of work (e.g. in academia)?

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As I haven't seen it here yet, I would like to mention limecv which is shipped with TeX Live (development on GitHub: https://github.com/opieters/limecv). Apart from your CV you can create a cover letter in a similar design with that package.

The following pictures are taken from the documentation.

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I prepare 2 versions of my CV; a resume; lists of publications and references; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests all on the basis of currvita. Well, with a considerable amount of hand-hacking. For added geekiness, the list of publications is primarily a specialized bibtex output format (which works nicely with getting a bibtex formatted list of my publications from spires).

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I have used the res.cls as explained e.g. here. It is one of the oldest if not the oldest template for cv's with Latex. It's been fine up to recently but I would advise against using it. It is not updated anymore and so I have had problems using it with newer versions of Yosemite (actually I have the same problem described here).

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