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In this fourth and final part of this series on the design of a curriculum vitæ in latex, we are going to have a look at the cover letter. An essential part, that should be part of the same design as the CV itself.
This is the third blog post in a four-part series on the design of the
limecvdocument class. In this third blog post, we will design the main content section. This part will contain information such as your previous experience and education. Placing elements in this part will be the most difficult part. To make spacing elements easier, we’ll wrap everything in a
This is the second blog post in a four part series on the design of the
limecvdocument class. In this second blog post, we will design the sidebar. This bar will contain the basic information such as your name, position, contact details and language skills. This will be the simpler part of the document to design, so it’s a good start. First, we will draw the background and then go over each of the sections separately.
About half a year ago, I posted a blog post on how I created my business card. This post was my most popular post to date. It was even the most tending post for a few hours on Hacker News. Lots of people were asking about my curriculum vitæ (CV) design, but to be honest, I was using the
moderncvdocument class at the time. After finishing my dissertation and graduating, I’ve found the time to fully design my own CV and this is the result:
In 2017, I will graduate from Ghent University. This means starting a professional career, either in academia or in industry. One of the first things that came to mind was that I needed a good curriculum vitæ, and a business card. I already have the former, but I still needed a business card. Consequently, I looked a bit online and was not all that impressed by the tools people used to design them. I did not want to change some template everybody’s using, but do my own thing. And suddenly, I realised: what better tool than LaTeX to make it!
Drawing native LaTeX figures is often done using the TikZ library. This is a huge package, so I won’t even try to cover all the material. Instead, some simple examples that illustrate the power of TikZ are shown below. To give an idea of how massive TikZ is: its manual has over 1000 pages!