gusamc - Member
2 pages max
Name + contact dets (name + email + mobile)
Qualifications (Degree + professional, training certifications etc as applicable AND relevant)
Skills summary (Job Roles/Tech Keywords, as I suspect most people do keyword searches/IT lookups)
Reverse job history (where, to/from, brief para - less detailed for earlier jobs
Pretty much my format too. Never go more than 2 pages. Fiddle with the margins, spacing and font size to get it all on, but make sure it's still legible and not crowded, and will print out correctly too! Took me a while to get this sorted.
-Name and Contact details
-Short summary/statement on what I do and what I'm looking for. E.g. I'm a software programmer with X years of experience. I am looking for new challenge etc. This is like a v. short covering letter and I think it makes the CV more robust as a document on it's own. This is good if you're using recruitment agencies as they never seem to ask for/take a covering letter to pass onto potential employers
-Qualifications and training
-Key skills (tweaked for each job)
-Work Experience, I split this into "professional" and "other", e.g. summer jobs/year out travelling etc. First section is obviously more in depth than second in descriptions, but the second section helps fill in the gaps
-Hobbies/Leisure Activities "MTB obvs innit"