How to write a CV in HTMLGraduate students posting their CV's
online should become familiar with basic HTML code. This will permit you to
write your CV from scratch in HTML, or to debug the HTML version you get out of
an HTML translator such as Microsoft Word.
I have posted an abbreviated version of my CV in HTML format. View this sample vita to
get an idea of what formatting techniques are available. Use the "View Page
Source" function on your browser to see the HTML code that produced this sample
vita. The annotated sample page
presents a section by section explanation of the HTML code. The glossary is a
tag by tag presentation of the basic text markup tags. There is also a list of
sequences used to display nonstandard characters.
- A word about tags:
- HTML tags are the little commands enclosed in angle brackets <TAG>.
Tags tell your browser how to display the text on a webpage. Most tags require
an opening tag and a closing tag to prevent the formatting from being applied
to the entire document. Closing tags are simply the opening tag with a slash
"/" following the first angle bracket.
Opening Tag = <TAG>
Closing Tag = </TAG>
- To Learn More HTML:
- There are a zillion online guides to HTML. A good
starter for beginners is the W3schools tutorial.
- Good luck, and have fun!