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When—in 2018—I find a CV written in , I think "here's a geek." Only a PhD considers doing a commercial CV in LaTeX.

@PinkCathodeCat That's cool and all, but text processing has come a long way in the last 30 years. If you read Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, you'll realise that humans make judgements exceptionally fast. Not only do we do that, but we can't stop ourselves. Things that make a CV reviewer squint or struggle to read your CV are to your disadvantage. The parameters underpinning LaTeX's design choices have all become obsolete. (we use screens, not paper, column sizes vary by medium, etc.)

@paco well I've had nothing but positive results as I've taken care to have my cv be readable on most screens - except mobile but I'm not really going for the sort of job that they should be looking at cvs on mobile. there's also the difference factor - in a sea of crappily formatted cvs a well presented cv can stand out.

I also use good readable fonts.

@PinkCathodeCat Not to suggest that it's impossible. Just that it's a lot more work (obviously my opinion) to achieve a completely equivalent outcome in the end. I did my years of LaTeX in the late 90s and early 2000s. Never again.

@paco yeah, it's changed a lot since then. new classes, new fonts etc. I first learned LaTeX in 2006 (if I recall correctly - I was in high school and got mad at OpenOffice)

is your modern day cv made in word or something else?

@PinkCathodeCat Yeah, I just use Word. I *have* to use Word at work a lot, because customers expect it. So I've gotten good enough at it. I'd love to see the (appropriately redacted) output you can produce with LaTeX. I've lost touch with it's capabilities.

@paco I'd love to share my CV with you - it's an eternal work in progress so be gentle in concrit. I'll see if I can redact it this week.
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