productivity

Maintaining CV and Resume Simultaneously with LaTeX and ModernCV Template

This is the time for me to start looking for a new position. The first thing to do when you start this process, is to update your CV and resume. Although a lot of people (including myself until recently) think that these are two identical documents, in reality they are not. Resume is a short (max 3 pages) concise summary of your experience and achievements that show how you fit the future position. HR people screen tons of documents everyday, and they want to know if a person fits the position from the first glance. In CV, you describe your experience in details, mentioning all the projects that you have participated in, your contributions, what technologies have been used, etc. Moreover, if you have an academic experience, you list there all your publications and academic achievements. As a result, your CV could be quite long especially if you have huge experience, a lot of publications or both. Thus, if you have been chosen the interviewers may understand your experience in details.

Still, both these documents may share the same sections like education and working experience. In order to follow the DRY (don’t repeat yourself) principle and unify the style of my CV and resume, this time I have made them using the same LaTeX template called moderncv. In this article, I explain how I maintain these two documents together and list the modifications that I have made.

VSCode Snippets to Speed Up Time/Task Management Files Creation

In the series of articles on my time/task management approach, one article is dedicated to the tool set (VSCode + OrgMode) I use to track my tasks and performance. Since then, a number of people has asked me to share the templates of the week, month and year files what I did after the first request. However, recently I have discovered an approach that allows me to speed up the creation of the year, month and week files. In this article, I share the details of this improvement.

My Approach to Task/Time Management. Part 3: Productivity and Focus
In this series of articles, I describe my approach and tools for time and task management. In the third part, I share my experience on how to put yourself into the flow state, stay focused and perform better.
My Approach to Task/Time Management. Part 2: Tool set
In this series of articles, I describe my approach and tools for time and task management. In the second part, I explain what tools I use and how I do it.
My Approach to Task/Time Management. Part 1: Framework
In this series of articles, I describe my approach and tools for time and task management. In the first part, I describe the framework that I use for my task/time management and reveal the foundation of my approach.