Should I write my resume in LaTeX or Word?

Micro Focus Whiskr
Jun 11 29 Comments

I’ve never written a LaTeX doc but it looks clean af and I’m interesting in rewriting my resume in it. Or is it ok to simply convert a Word doc to a PDF. Does anybody really care about the aesthetics of a resume?



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TOP 29 Comments
  • Amazon blindError
    Hand written is always better, use a fountain pen and learn calligraphy.
    Jun 11 1
    • New Yunji
      Pleb, use a feather pen, wax seal it and send it by pidgeon.
      Jun 11
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Convert to PDF.
    Jun 11 0
  • Apple / Eng CodeMonk🐒
    I feel like resume is easier to format with LaTeX cuz there’s tons of templates and you don’t have to learn Word. But some Google HR once told me that their internal system wouldn’t parse TeX-generated PDFs correctly (Gayle M./CTCI said similar).
    Jun 11 2
    • Expedia themule
      Lol "learn word"
      Jun 11
    • Apple / Eng CodeMonk🐒
      I’m not good at MS Office tools. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️
      Jun 11
  • New / Eng hhhjhhh
    Word/GDocs and convert to PDF. In 2-3 years when you come back to it and haven't touched LaTeX for that whole time it will be a lot easier to update.
    Jun 11 0
  • Facebook QVuq04
    Print it on paper made from elephant crap. You don’t need Latex word is perfectly fine don’t waste your time
    Jun 11 2
    • Vistaprint / Eng
      out of ink

      Vistaprint Eng

      out of inkmore
      Someone in our company tried convincing marketing to sell elephant crap business cards once because they would be environment friendly 🤣
      Jun 11
    • Facebook QVuq04
      Oh wow I guess I wasn’t too far off from reality
      Jun 11
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    • Google əๅɓoo⅁
      I had a coworker who wrote work documents in postscript...
      Jun 11
  • yobo
    Have you tried writing it in blood? Gets the message across quite well.
    Jun 11 0
  • Google JimD
    Use google doc bro (or sis)
    Jun 11 0
  • SolarWinds AnEngineer
    The time you've wasted thinking about this was far more valuable than the answer itself.
    Jun 11 0
  • eBay ghsoibv
    Alien dictionary?
    Jun 11 0
  • / Other
    gtfoorgtfo Other

    As an interviewer, I don’t care if it’s in Comic Sans or in PostScript or is a scanned PDF, I just have to read it to understand what skills do you have... it’s a one time thing
    Jun 11 0
  • Microsoft


    Use a theme and Overleaf. Its simple.
    Jun 11 0
  • Salesforce Sadforce
    LaTeX is archiac, use teTeX instead
    Jun 11 0
  • Rally Health / Eng dadbod
    Do it in HTML
    Jun 12 0
  • Microsoft itsRaw
    I use Latex. Most of my CS assignments required me to submit my answers in latex. Same for one minor match course.

    Once you have a template going, it’s easy to add to it and compile. Very clean look too.
    Jun 11 0
  • Robinhood paper$$$$
    Any tool is fine as long as it’s well organized and clear. Just export and send as PDF.
    Jun 11 0
    HTTP 418

    HTTP 418more
    Google docs
    Jun 11 0
  • SAP johndoe
    Jun 11 0
  • Fitbit Profoil
    I use InDesign and I don't know how it could be any easier
    Jun 11 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Use what you know to create it. Distribute it as a PDF.
    Jun 11 0