A well written CV is important; it can mean getting the interview to that dream job you've just applied for, or being passed over without even so much as a second glance from the employer.
Therefore, your CV has to be as good as you can make it!
Before you start
Sit down with a piece of paper and look at the job(s) that you are applying for
Consider how your skills, education, and experience compare with the skills that the job requires
How much information do you have on the job description?
Sometimes employers do not give enough information so ask for more details if needed
Research the job(s) and information about the employer – their structure, products, successes
A CV needs to be concise, easy to read and ideally 3 pages
It has to be up-to-date with months and years of employment; roles, responsibilities and accomplishments
Try and focus on achievements rather than responsibilities
Avoid fancy fonts, templates, colors or borders
Use bullet points where possible
Highlight your qualifications and skills; i.e. language or computer skills
And finally, don’t forget to SPELL and GRAMMAR Check!