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is there a way to add hyperlinks in a Illustrator document?

You can create hyperlinks in Illustrator through the Attributes Panel: Create your text: Select Polygon from the drop down Image Map: Enter in your favorite URL: The better approach would be to ...
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Critique: Any advice on the design of my systems engineering résumé?

As a general recomendation I would suggest to add a bit more of negative space. You can get this by reducing your font size up to 10 or even 9 pt (don't be scared, it would be readable enough). At the ...
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How can I organize info in my résumé in a better manner?

There's a lot going on here but see if I can help you out. First is alignment which has a lot going on. The outer most area is different width on all 4 sides. This should really either be 1 width, ...
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How to show add number of years to the skills section on a resume

Related: Is having a skills bar chart on a resume a good idea? Such graphs are largely pointless. If you want to show experience in specific areas, then list things with actual usable information: ...
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Critique: résumé: design without sacrificing conservatism and content-focus?

Here is what I would play with: loose the italic and uppercase on the "education", "skills" etc. One will do nicely. And I would imagine that you can skip the ":", as it is pretty obvious what ...
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How to make clear the intent of résumé status bars?

I think this is simply too much information. I get the attempt at making it more scannable but at the end of the day, developer positions typically require two things to get you through the door: ...
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How to style links on a resume/CV?

Most often for non-interactive content (printed) where the url is in the middle of other same-sized text, I merely underline. I do not underline large promotional URLS, only URls in the middle of ...
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How to add ability to scale your skills in your resume/CV

The simplest way to do this would be to do it as text/type: just use a row of slashes ( / ) or vertical lines ( | ), probably in bold, and then just change the color of the type for how high you would ...
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How to add ability to scale your skills in your resume/CV

For each bar, make a layer group with: the empty bar as a row a grey dashes over a transparent background above it, a transparent layer set in Color mode Then paint the required color on the top ...
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Line lengths on paper for a resume layout

Tip 1 What is the main difference between photos 1 and 2? 1 2 It is not just the size of the tomato, it is not just the number of them... is the space. Tip 2 Do not clog information. People want to ...
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Line lengths on paper for a resume layout

50-60 characters per line is indeed within a 'recommended' range, but that's subjective. With the right design, you should not worry about this number too much. Certainly nobody's going to count how ...
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How to make clear the intent of résumé status bars?

Personally I'm not a huge fan of these skill bars. What do they tell you? So you're 5 blocks on PHP. Does that mean you know everything there is to know about PHP? Nobody knows everything about PHP. ...
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Should I include experiences as a freelancer on a resume? If so, how?

You should absolutely include your freelance experience! Any relevant work should be included on a resume. People looking at resumes are very much interested in learning about the type of work you ...
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Is having a skills bar chart on a resume a good idea?

I really dislike seeing these on student resumes, because they feel trendy/gimmicky and I question the analytics that go into determining how an entry level designer judges their own competency, with ...
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Is having a skills bar chart on a resume a good idea?

It would make more sense to emphasize your skill set using actual words. For example, you could say that you are experienced using GREP style sheets in InDesign, or in creating interactive forms.
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What is the best Adobe software for designing a résumé?

The Publishing View in Microsoft Word 2007 lets you maneuver all text and graphics very easily. You can create text boxes just like in InDesign, use rulers and guides to align text, group or ungroup ...
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Critique: Any advice on the design of my systems engineering résumé?

Overall, the design looks slick, but it makes your experience look minimal. If you had at least 2 jobs on there, I think it would be fine. There isn't much contrast between your name and subheading. ...
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Line lengths on paper for a resume layout

Thank you, Lucian and Rafael, for your answers. Here's a revision (of my "version 3") which includes most of your suggestions. Inspired by Lucian's suggestions: Page margins increased from a ...
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Which are the skills and digital skills related to Graphic Design that should be included in a resume?

You must have something which shows without any doubts you can do high quality creative work. No skill lists will do it nor certificates. Driver's license shows that you have proven to be able to ...
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RGB or CMYK for resume/portfolio

You do not need to work in CMYK... Unless you need to. The only reason somebody needs to work in CMYK is when your project needs to be printed on a commercial print, (offset print). In some few cases, ...
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RGB or CMYK for resume/portfolio

I would not assume the person receiving your resume will print it, unless they've told you so. Personally I would stick to RGB for a few reasons: Your resume will likely be viewed on screen. I don'...
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Icons degrade when converted to PDF using Photoshop

After taking a look at Flaticon.com, I would suggest, rather than the PNG, downloading the GitHub icon in the EPS format. This way you'll be working with a vector shape in Photoshop and you'll also ...
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What's the standard practice to listing clients you've worked with through an agency

What you put on your personal portfolio and what you have on your resume won't necessarily be the same. A portfolio and a resume are not the same thing and serve different purposes. For example, you ...
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Is there any scientific evidence that verifies the advantages of infographics in resumes?

"Scientific," does not always transfer to "real life" Having worked in the Personnel dept. of a large, international laser manufacturing company, I can tell you that when we were filling positions, ...
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How to make clear the intent of résumé status bars?

I get that you want to present this information visually, but the slang you are using to indicate your level of expertise is confusing. I don't know what "I can make problems" and "Other people ask me ...
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What is the best Adobe software for designing a résumé?

InDesign would be your greatest solution. It is a program focused on typography and meant to make ready-for-print output. In InDesign, you will create "rules" when you begin laying out your document ...
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Critique: Any advice on the design of my systems engineering résumé?

Nice work! Generally, I agree with @raulaglo on the whitespace. In addition: I would make the timeline-line one stroke: there are gaps there I would move the contact with phone and twitter to align ...
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Cover Letter using InDesign?

The other answers have covered quite a bit. However, if you do end up needing a cover letter, I would suggest that you go for something that matches your resume design. In a way, you are creating your ...
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is there a way to add hyperlinks in a Illustrator document?

There's a slightly different way: don't add any link in Illustrator; instead, export your file and place it in InDesign. There you can create shapes that you can map as hyperlinks. It's way more ...
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What is a good font for a CV?

There are no right fonts. But there are wrong fonts. Times New Roman is a little cliche and only really works if your resume is consistent with serif fonts (and preferably consistent with Times New ...
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