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Limecv - A LaTeX CV Document Class
24 points by opietershttps://olivierpieters.be/projects/limecv
dhosek - 29 minutes ago
I used to do my resume in LaTeX and it was gorgeous. I switched it
to an uglier document in Word because most of the time my resume
was getting put into some semi-automated flow and even a LaTeX-
generated PDF file didn't do the job.
pmiller2 - 21 minutes ago
I did the same, specifically because my 2-column layout gets
mangled by most ATS import processes. limecv has the same issue.
michaelhoffman - 4 minutes ago
I started doing my CV in Pandoc Markdown for this reason. I
usually produce a nice-looking CV PDF via LaTeX, but if I need
Microsoft Word or plain text I can convert to that
B1narySunset - 21 minutes ago
Do any interviewers notice resumes that are written in LaTeX
compared to ones that aren't?
pmiller2 - 20 minutes ago
I would, probably, depending on the level of customization.
jedberg - 13 minutes ago
I definitely do. I automatically give plus points in my head
even though I know I shouldn't.
chrissnell - 15 minutes ago
I've been using this one for my resume and I love
hiring manager, I much prefer simpler resumes that are easy to
scan. I don't really like the "five stars" self-rating stuff,
however. It feels a little strange to distill one's language
knowledge down to a number.One thing I do love is when people
include some of their notable open source projects. This gives me
a chance to learn about their interests and see their skills first-
hand.Here's my LaTeX resume, built with res.cls and including a
section about my OSS work:https://chrissnell.com/resume?latexAlso:
never, ever put a photograph of yourself in your resume. You're
just asking for someone to judge you based on your looks, gender,
age, or ethnicity. Likewise, don't put your age. If you've been
around for a while, trim everything but the last 5-10 years of
positions off your resume to avoid the unfortunate but oh-so-common
ageism. Even old hiring managers can be ageist! Don't give anyone
a chance to judge you on irrelevant characteristics until you've
firmly established your appeal to the employer.