I am looking for a software where I can easily create and manage a database of all my personal CV data, which will then allow me to output customized CVs (showing only particular contents) by selecting the fields that I want to include in the PDF output.

For example, complete professional CV with all my scientific communications and academic e-mail address VS a short personal resume with my volunteering work and my personal hobbies.

Mac or Linux, preferably offline and preferably free.

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    Why not making a complete CV and when needing a shortened version copying the file and deleting the parts you don't want. Done.
    – Michael S.
    Mar 31, 2017 at 6:21

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You can easily put together a database of entries with tags such as PRO, VOLUNTARY, HOBBY, etc., with dates, entries, etc., using LibreOffice Base - this would allow you to select on one, or more, tags, sort by date (or other criteria), and merge it into a professional looking document with output as pdf as a possibility.

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    Thank you Steve for your input. I am really looking to find if there is any dedicated software out there capable of doing exactly this (i could not find any in my searches). If none exists, then I will develop one -> I just don't want to loose time to reinvent the wheel :)
    – Belisa
    Jun 3, 2016 at 15:06

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