I see many CVs crossing my desk all the time. My advice would be keep it clear and simple and make sure that the top half of the front page tells exactly what you can do now and evidence of the fact that you're doing it.
So if you've just graduated, your degree, grade, and specialist subjects / projects (and significant work experience if you have any).
If you're in employment, your current job and (briefly) what it actually involves.
After that comes all the supporting evidence which, if you're really lucky, might get read.
Beyond that, in my experience the 'cleverer' the design, the harder it is to find your way around; so keep it simple and neat. Professional engineering documents are simple, unfussy, neat and clear, that's the image you want to present (unless you're after a job in graphic design, advice there would be quite different). Just a thought: don't use colour, at some point it will get photocopied in black and white and colour usually looks naff when it's shades of grey!
Finally, once your CV is neat and readable spend your time cultivating contacts rather than prettifying it - the only way you can really get your CV to stand out is by someone you know handing it to the recruiting manager personally.
Andy Millar CEng MIET CMgr MCMIhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/millarandy
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