Throughout the last few months several occasions required me to update my Curriculum Vitae (CV). Of course, with the last year of my master's degree right ahead of me, a convincing CV is essential for both an academic career as well as a career in industry. Unhappy with my old CV template, which is shown in figure 1, I decided to redesign my CV based on the theme of my webpage. In particular, I was inspired by the concept of Corporate Identity - which, applied to CVs, might be termed "Personal" Identity.
The new template can be found on GitHub:
Please remove all personal information if you use or are inspired by this template.GitHub
One of the striking elements of my webpage is the header, realized in LaTex as shown in Figure 2. Of course, such a header is not part of an ordinary CV - especially in Germany -, however, eye-catching headers are used by many templates and other professionals, see here for examples.
Current Employment and Studies
In addition to the header shown in Figure 2, I decided to give a quick and short overview of my current employment and studies as well as contact information right beneath the header. This way, the most important information is shown right at the beginning of the CV - intended to persuade the reader to read on! Figure 3 shows how I integrated my current employment and studies beneath the header.
Overall, I decided to design a two-column/one-page CV. In addition to the usual sections, I also included detailed descriptions of some open source projects and highlighted some of my accomplishments on Coursera. The final CV is shown in Figure 4.