Regard your cv as the key to unlock the interview door. Once you have walked through the interviewer’s door, your personality takes over and your cv has done its job.
The Right Way
There is no such thing as “one” right way to do a CV, but there are unfortunately plenty of wrong ways.
If in doubt just adhere to the following simple rules:
There is no need to include details of references in the CV – they will be asked for after the interview stage and at least then you are in control of knowing who is asking who for a reference.
Keep this to a bare minimum, and certainly don’t claim to be a mountain climber if you’ve never been up anything higher than the office stairs – your interviewer may be an expert! However you are encouraged to include any interests or activities that are unusual, interesting or have a direct bearing on your suitability for a particular post.
“Reading & sewing” listed as outside interests won’t help you get an interview whereas “member of national rowing team” or “treasurer of local charity/sports team” or “head boy/girl” might.