CVs are a summary of your skills andachievements and they need to be short; preferably a maximum of two pages. You have the freedom to choose which format you think will most appeal to your prospective employerand so will maximise your strengths whilst minimising your weaknesses.
The standard CV is the Chronological CV;this is the traditional, familiar layout and is the most commonly used format.A second type is the Functional CV whichfocuses on skills and achievements rather than employment history andqualifications.
Which CV formatis best for you, depends, to some extent, on your career development. If youare a recent graduate, the standard CV, which is also called a competency-based CV, ismore suitable. For a more mature student, a skills-based CV works well, as itdemonstrates life experiences more effectively. However it is useful for anyjob seeker, who is applying for a career that is not directly related to his orher degree subject or previous experience.