Learning Latex – Resumes

After writing my PhD thesis in LaTeX, you might think I’d be completely burned out on the topic.  Much to my surprise, the exact opposite is the case.  I’ve been using LaTeX at work, and I still enjoy it.  I have a lot to learn, still, but I’m finding it oddly amusing, and there are some serious parallels in the pleasures of compiling a LaTeX document and those of compiling and running software successfully.   Yes, I am now entirely a geek, and any hope of changing that has now been completely banished.

In any case, what got me started on a resume was a Google+ post that linked to this page: http://texblog.org/2012/04/25/writing-a-cv-in-latex/

It’s a nice template that served as the start for my resume, this time around.

The fact that I’d lost access to my previous resume during the move probably also helped spur on this project as well – and with a few recent papers coming out, I wanted to make sure I had somewhere to keep track of it all.

In any case, if you’d like to see what the resume has become, after playing with it for a while, you can find it here:  http://blog.fejes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/resume.pdf

I’m aware of a few “mistakes” in the formatting, particularly in the authors’ names in the posters section, but I’ll iron those out eventually.

Suggestions, criticisms or source code, if you’d like to do your own version, can be shared in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Learning Latex – Resumes

  1. Looks sharp!

    Have you considered using color and hyperlinks? I like to include the DOI in my pub list and link directly to the journals, for those reading the CV on screen. I haven’t figured out a good way to get BibTeX to auto-format the references, especially since they are often grouped in multiple sections. Have you had any luck there?

    It’s really amazing to me how difficult it can be to finesse LaTeX to make these things look good–something I’ll also admit to enjoying like getting code to compile. :-)

    All the best — Paul

    • Thanks for the comment, Paul.

      Actually, I hadn’t put any thought into it being an online format as well – but it’s not a bad idea. PDFs can be far more interactive than a static piece of paper, and somehow that just hadn’t factored into my thoughts at all. What I’d done was just a replacement of the most recent resume template that I’d lost during the move to Denmark. (I needed somewhere to keep track of papers and accomplishments…) I’ll put some thought into making it a bit spiffier for the web, when I have some time.

      I do have biblatex working, which is auto-formatting the reference, but using the \fullcite{} tag instead of just a \cite{} or otherwise. That way I don’t have to worry about formatting at all. I’m aware that I have to convert my posters into bibtex format so that biblatex can do the formatting for that section as well, instead of my crude copy and past that I’ve currently done in the version I linked above.

      Thanks for the tips!

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