# [texhax] Using longtable to format a resume

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Sun Mar 13 21:30:37 CET 2011

I'm trying to update a resume and convert it to LaTeX (from Word).  The
main 'experience' section should be a two-column table in which each row
is of the form:

Left column:

Company
Title
Date

Right column:

* Most recent accomplishment
* Next most recent accomplishment
* etc.

I can do most of this, but there are some details I can't seem to get:

1) I would like the left column to have a light gray background tint

2) I've created a list environment, bulletlist, defined as

\newenvironment{bulletlist}{\begin{list}{$\bullet$}{\setlength{\topsep}{0pt}\setlength{\itemsep}{2pt}\setlength{\parsep}{0pt}\setlength{\partopsep}{0pt}}}{\end{list}}

Even with this, I can't get the first bullet in the right hand table
cell to align with the first line ("Company") in the left hand cell.
There's always a blank line at the top.

Any suggestions for solving either (or, better yet, both ) of these
problems?

Thanks!

-pd

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