This is a short tutorial on creating a kick-ass looking résumé/CV with zero previous TeX knowledge.
- Install MiKTeX (Windows) or MacTeX (Mac).
- Install TeXworks.
- Create a new folder and download the moderncv template.
- Open examples/template.tex in TeXworks.
Now you can edit the template and press the Play button to create a pdf. Make sure you have 'pdfLaTex' selected as the rendering engine.
The template contains a lot of comments to help you with formatting.