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When I review CVs there are a few things that stand out to me as negatives.
First, it should be well edited. Spelling mistakes, sloppy layout, confusing organization, etc are unexcusable. Why are they unexcusable? Because you have plenty of time to prepare your CV, and you should know it is important, so doing a sloppy job at that is a bad sign for future work. I'm much more forgiving for similar mistakes in email or more regular communications, because those are written in a short amount of time and there is less opportunity to carefully edit them.
Second, it should be written with the audience in mind. That is, don't assume the person reading it knows about your specific situation. Some examples are using acronyms or project names that are unique to your current company. The reader from another company won't understand them. Also, if you're applying for a job at a distant location, they may not even know of the company where you previously worked, so a short description of that company can be helpful. E.g., "Project manager at XYZ (a local software contract company)". Also, don't say that you have experience when you don't. Or, if you have limited experience, make that clear. You don't want to be in the situation that you get to an interview and they ask you detailed questions about something you wrote on your CV and you can't answer them.
Finally, there is a lot of guidance about how long to make the CV, but that guidance is not consistent. One thing that does seem true is that most people who review CVs do it very quickly, often spending less than 30 seconds reading it. Given that, keep the most important parts at the top, so at least they see those. If you feel it is important to add more details, consider a structure that allows you to do that lower in the document. Also, if you have the opportunity to speak with the person who reviews your CV, ask them for feedback. Most interviews, even if they're just initial phone interviews, give you a chance to ask questions. Make one of those questions, "What did you think of my CV and do you have any advice to improve it?"
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