6 Jun 2010

A professional looking resume made in Latex

Some time ago, I needed an updated resume (and no, I could not "just send a Linkedin link"). I started editing it in OpenOffice, and was (again) struck by how terrible it is to edit, format and align a nice layout. I wanted to use something else - something like Latex.

I've been trying out some Latex resume templates, but none have been good enough (they often have terribly layout). I stumbled across the resume to Martin Michlmayr, and immediately spotted that it was created using Latex. It was nice, clean and looked professional - just what I was looking for. One email later, and he sent me the template he used. He has used and modified res, originally developed by someone else (Michael DeCorte in 1988 according to the header).

If you're interested, you can find the files here:
The only thing missing now is to include a profile picture. I tried a quick and simple includegraphics, but the picture did not float where I wanted, so I have to look into this later.

Update: I also need to check out the ModernCV Latex template: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/moderncv/

Update: I've added support for a profile picture (April 2011).