LaTeX CV Template

The LaTeX template on which my own CV is based is available below and may be used freely by anyone interested in creating their own CV or resume in LaTeX. The template is based on the article class and only requires on standard packages such as hyperref, geometry, and mathpazo. The source code for my own CV is also available below, but over the years it has diverged from the example. Compiling my CV requires using XeTeX and having certain commercial fonts available. Nevertheless, the source is available for reference.



To use the template, simply edit the file cv-us.tex and run

pdflatex cv-us.tex

There are a couple of macros such as \name and \footerurl that need to be redefined. The sections in the template can be used as examples to create your own.


This template inspired the “Classic” layout at CV Foundry, a paid web service for generating custom resumes with a variety of templates. It uses XeTeX as a backend to generate PDFs using expert fonts without the hassle of setting it up yourself or buying any fonts.