CV is short for curriculum vitae, a Latin expression that can be translated as "the course of your life" or "a summary of your academic and work history" though composing a CV/Résumé doesn't mean you should include every detail about the entire course of your life, just the most relevant information that will get you the job you want.

Keep in mind when composing your résumé /CV that is must look good and be easy to read. Take time to plan the layout. Remember, recruiters look at hundreds of CVs and will often be looking for reasons to reject you, so it is important that key facts stand out and that there are no errors. You only have a few seconds to catch a recruiter's attention.

Content you must have in your CV incluces key contact details; name, phone number, address, professional e-mail address etc.  You must list work experience and education, starting with the most recent; language skills - including your level of verbal and written ability; IT skills and other qualifications; and references – always ask for permission before adding a reference. To save room you can state "available on request'". Should you include a picture? It is not customary to attach a picture to your application. However including a photo can be a good idea in certain situations. Just make sure you select a professional picture, not just any picture.  

Don't forget to spellcheck your resume/CV!