Focus on what makes you stand out from the crowd
For every job you apply for you could be up against numerous other candidates so you need to make sure you stand out. Employers don't just buy skills, they buy solutions, so show how can you make the company money and how can you resolve the problems that they have.
Take time to think about any projects you have been involved with and the achievements you have had. It should highlight your achievements, strengths, successes and how you have contributed to your employers making a profit or money saving.
Make sure it's clear and concise
Employers spend around 20 to 30 seconds scanning your CV so it needs to be easy to read. The last thing a recruiter wants to do is to go hunting for the information that they are looking for. Don't hide it amongst pictures, graphics and fonts that make it difficult to read.
Keep your CV relevant
Making the effort to create your CV to suit the requirements of each particular job that you are applying for can greatly increase your chances of securing an interview.
Make sure it is accurate
As well as checking your spelling and grammar, make sure your employment dates match up and that you've provided the right phone number and email address.
Make a good impression, this means presenting the facts about yourself in a clear and positive way.