## 2009-09-06

### More LaTeX document classes: resume and cover-letter

I was making a resume and cover letter to apply to some internships recently, and I was trying to use res.cls and letter.cls to make them. But whenever I wanted to tweak something, the complexity and TeX-ness (as opposed to LaTeX-ness) of these standard document classes made things more difficult than I liked.

So, since what I wanted was fairly simple, I decided to reinvent the wheel with the resume and cover-letter classes. Here's the source, screenshot and usage for each.

#### resume.cls

Usage:
\documentclass{resume}\name{Ankur Dave}\addressone{1234 Abc Road}\addresstwo{San Jose, CA 95101}\phonemobile{555-555-1212}\phonehome{123-456-7890}\email{ankurdave@gmail.com}\website{http://ankurdave.com}\begin{document}\maketitle\thispagestyle{empty}\section{Experience}\employer{Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University}\location{Cambridge, MA}\jobtitle{Summer Intern}\dates{July---August 2009}\begin{position} Position description.\end{position}\section{Education}\schoolname{Interlake High School}\dates{September 2006---June 2010}\begin{school} Description.\end{school}\end{document}

#### cover-letter.cls

Usage:
\documentclass[12pt]{cover-letter}\address{ Your address and contact info}\recipientaddress{ Recipient's address}\date{\today}\begin{document}\maketitle\thispagestyle{empty}Cover letter body\end{document}