Back to Blog

How to Create a Developer Resume with Latex

July 15, 2020

Latex // is a typesetting system that is mostly used in scientific world.

Why Use Latex?

You may be wondering why one should spend much time to use Latex rather than use a wordprocessing software like Google doc, MS Word…

Here are some points I think you should considere in order to get an answer to the question above. As devs, we:

  • usually want to keep track of our project
  • like to organize our project in a cool structure
  • like to see the magic happens by typing commands on CLI tools

Let’s analyze each point.

Track the project

When I say tracking, I’m refering to the possibility to use Git and GitHub as they can allow us to keep snapshots of our resume. For instance, I can have three or four resumes in a projet: one that fit for front-end role with a focus on React, an other focuses on Angulas, an other for full stand, and the last one for back-end developer.

Yes, I know that you can do this with a wordprocessing software. So, Latex is not at all a winner for this point.

Project structure

Spliting a project into small chunks help us easily handle

Find an issue with this post? Think you could clarify, update or add something?
All my posts are available to edit on Github. Any fix, little or small, is appreciated!

I'm also available for discussion on Twitter