Your CV may be your first contact with potential employers, and yet the importance of getting the content and presentation right is often overlooked by jobseekers. Internet advice on how to write the perfect CV abounds, but the following links may prove more useful than most:
Here at Key Stage Teacher Supply, we receive a large volume of CVs every week, and they do vary in quality. Particular no-nos are wacky design features such as borders and clip art, photographs (not really appropriate for 99.9% of jobs), and unclear dates/locations of previous employment. On the other hand, clearly presented and well-written CVs always get full consideration. Its always worth taking the time to proof read the CV yourself, and also to get a friend to read it and point out any ambiguities or mistakes.