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I am composing a CV. This question is about the email address field.

Should I make my email address a hyperlink, pointing at mailto:my@email.address?

Note: My CV is to be in PDF format.

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I would be surprised if hiring managers took this into account one way or the other. –  Adam V Apr 23 '13 at 19:29
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@Adam V, I expect them to be either (1) delighted by the ease to click the link and request more information or (2) irritated by the blue underlined font. –  Vorac Apr 23 '13 at 19:37
    
My point is that it's not something to be either delighted or irritated about. –  Adam V Apr 23 '13 at 20:39
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Definitly one for the "over-thinking" tag that some one needs to create :-) –  Matt Apr 24 '13 at 7:47
    
Hi Vorac, this seems hard to answer without knowing why you're asking. Why do you think this wouldn't be a good idea to put this in your CV? I ask because I'm hoping the answers would be more helpful to you if we know the motivations. Can you expand your post a bit? Good luck! –  jmort253 Apr 25 '13 at 4:07

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While I don't think it's a huge deal either way, I think the answer is generally "no" - don't using mailto formatting in your CV.

If the reviewer is looking at your CV online, they almost certainly know how to email you without requiring a mailto link.

And if the reviewer is reading your CV after it has been printed, the formatting may get in the way.

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More over if their document reader is not setup to use their mail client, you will lose out the opportunity to be contacted by a weird head working for a really great firm. –  happybuddha Apr 23 '13 at 20:49

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