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Rohit Gohri
Rohit Gohri

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CI/CD for your Resume!

After ending up with countless PDFs of my resume and never being sure of which one is the final version. I decided to start versioning it with the tool I already knew, Git. After finding a good enough LaTeX template, a git init, and some commits later, I had a good enough resume template with a working Github Action that would publish the generated PDF as a release artifact on every tag. I also added generated PDFs as build artifacts for every commit to preview changes without having access to a working LaTeX env, so that one may be able to make edits from their phone.

My Workflow

I simply edit the tex file using the Web Editor and commit my changes. The "Preview" workflow will build and generate a pdf that I can preview using the build artifact.

Preview Workflow

Once I'm satisfied with the edits, I will create a new release, this will trigger the "Release" pipeline. It will build and publish the pdf as a release artifact.

Release Workflow

The release is what allows me to always have access to the latest version of my resume at the /releases/latest/download/Preview.pdf path of my repository.

Download latest version

More than that, I can preview it directly in my browser using Google Docs by using<username>/<repo>/releases/latest/download/Preview.pdf. I can create a short url of this that I can give to anyone knowing it'll always point to the latest resume without having to worry about updating it.

Preview latest version using Google Docs

Submission Category: Wacky Wildcards

When I first realized I could basically code my resume in LaTeX, it finally stopped becoming something I dreaded doing and became something I actively wanted to improve. Adding CI/CD to it was the next natural step.

Yaml File or Link to Code

This is a Github Template Project with a LaTeX resume template and Github Workflows. You may use this template or add your own LaTeX files to build those.

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1 Page LaTeX Resume template with CI/CD


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Automatically built resume with LaTeX. The structure for sections is defined in resume.cls file. While the content is in resume.tex.

Based on the CV For Freshers template on Overleaf.

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My Resume


Blog Post: CI/CD for your Resume


Using as a template

Use the green "Use this template" button to create a new repository with this repository's files as a template. There are two files only:

  • resume.cls: Defines the structure and all the custom commands. No need to modify this.
  • resume.tex: This is the file where all your content for the resume goes. Your name, email, links, etc. are defined through commands. Feel free to move things around and change them.

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Additional Resources / Info

  • My Resume that is using a similar workflow, but with some added integrations to sync my blog with the latest version of my resume: resume

Top comments (2)

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Bruno Bronosky

This is very cool! It might be time for me to add cloud CI/CD to me resume repo It currently has a docker based compile script for LaTeX, but it might be fun to be able to run the build as a github action instead of local. But, I don't ever expect that I would ever edit it via the web UI.

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Rohit Gohri

True, web UI is mostly for small changes/typos. But maybe with codespaces it might become more common to edit directly on the web.