Freeman Curriculum Vitae

Description

This curriculum vitae template fits a large amount of information in a concise two-column layout without feeling too saturated with information. When your content grows too large, it will be automatically wrapped to the next page, as you can see in the PDF preview. Sections are cleanly delimited and can be easily moved around to highlight the parts of your experience and skills that are most important to the job you are applying for. The template includes a number of example section types which should enable you to find a place for any type of information you’d like to include.

Authors

This template was originally created by Alessandro Plasmati. It has been entirely rewritten for this website by Vel.

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Usage Guide

Compilation

This template needs to be compiled with XeLaTeX due to the custom fonts it uses. It contains a line in the header that should make this happen automatically, but if it doesn’t for you, just set your LaTeX editor to compile with XeLaTeX each time you open the template. Alternatively, if you compile via the command line, use the xelatex command instead of pdflatex.

Fonts

This template uses the following fonts: EB Garamond, Freebooter Script and FontAwesome. All three are supplied with the template so you don’t have to worry about installing them on your system. The licenses are supplied with the template and each has been generously licensed for redistribution. All font files and licenses are in the fonts folder once you unzip the template.

Moving and Deleting CV Sections

You may wish to move sections around the template to highlight different parts of your CV as more important towards the top. To do this, just copy the entire section block starting with the all caps commented section header, e.g.

%—————————————————————————————-
% WORK EXPERIENCE
%—————————————————————————————-

all the way to the next all caps section header. You can safely paste this between any other sections in the template and the layout will automatically adjust to accomodate it.

Repurposing Sections

The template comes with a number of different section types that you can repurpose to suit any content you would like to add. For a large body of work you would like to describe in depth, such as a thesis or book you have written, there is the “Doctoral Research” section with an emphasised title and paragraph description. For a list of dated positions, such as volunteering experience, there is the “Work Experience” section that clearly highlights your role at a number of locations through time. The “References” section is useful to list personal information for individuals. The “Education” section can be used as a succinct version of the Work Experience section that foregoes the description for a short list of titles, locations and dates. For a longer description of yourself, such as your personality, major achievements or interests, there is the “Skills” section that has a small heading and paragraph of descriptive text. The “Publications” section can be repurposed for any serial list of published works such as newspaper articles or magazines. Finally, the two-column table layout seen in the “Awards”, “Computer Skills” and “Communication Skills” sections provides a generic small caps header in the left column and a list in the right column — this can be used for virtually any CV purpose.

Some of these sections use custom commands to make your life easier. All commands are documented in the template and blank versions are available at the start of every section they are used in. Carefully look at how they are used to give rise to the default compiled template before modifying them with your own content.

Spanning Multiple Pages

If your content doesn’t fit on one page, as in the template, it will automatically wrap to the next page at the next reasonable location. LaTeX will decide where this should occur, and if you don’t like this behaviour, you can simply add a \newpage command to wherever you would like to manually break to the next page. Be wary that changing content upstream of such a break will shift its position up or down.

Icons

This template uses the FontAwesome icons for the coloured box at the top right. Many icons are available and you can find a PDF in the fonts folder that has examples of all of them along with the command to display them. The coloured box already has 2 commented lines to include a GitHub or LinkedIn profile link, so just follow this structure with any other lines you’d like to add.

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