A LaTeX template for a CV


27 November 2010


Every researcher needs a Curriculum Vitae (Latin for “course of life”) or CV. You will need it for job applications, for annual performance appraisal, and just for keeping track of your publications. A CV typically contains lists of achievements including qualifications, publications, presentations, awards, plus teaching experience.

I’ve created a LaTeX style for a CV to make it easy to produce something that looks good and is easy to maintain. You will need an up-to-date implementation of LaTeX because I’m using the wonderful biblatex package (more on that in another post) which has only just become available as part of MikTeX and TeXLive.

The preamble of your CV should look something like this:

\name{Rob J Hyndman}
\info{Address: & Department of Econometrics \& Business Statistics, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia.\\
      Phone: & +61 3 9905 2358\\
      Email: & Rob.Hyndman@monash.edu\\
      WWW: & robjhyndman.com}