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}

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was really usefule. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Simple & effective, cheers.

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