...oh and as for my resume Firstly, I'm Australian, we tend to use 'resume' and 'CV' interchangeably. Format wise - it fits on a page. Font is Tahoma, size 11 IIRC. Oh, and I email it as a PDF if that counts for anything. This is mostly because I don't trust MS Word to display the same on everyone else's machine - people playing with less-common fonts should be super conscious of this, as should people playing with margins etc. It includes my deets: name/contact stuff/nationality/birthdate/marital status. Birthdate and marital status are frowned upon in the real world. However for people looking at overseas postings, for expat roles (in Asia at least) they want to know. This is because employers want to know what they are getting themselves into in terms of relocation/salary/package inclusions. If you are moving a young single to Korea, that's one thing. If you are moving a whole family, the applicant is going to expect international schooling, country club memberships etc etc in addition to (much larger) housing. A lot of CVs in this area also include a headshot. Mine used to, but I cut it for space. I have a few lines as summary next, basically talking about how famous I am. Career experience - continually condensed as I have gotten older (when you become MD, no one really cares about your activities when you were an Account Executive). At the moment, the bulk of 'position description' stuff is contained under MD, there are a few lines in the earliest roles - typically just big name clients that I have worked on. I have this written out, as the bullets were space chompers that pushed it into a second page. Education (college only). Other information - includes boards I sit on/have sat on, I have volunteer/charity things down here as well. Believe it or not, SF is actually listed here. Yup, modding you fools made my CV. The reason for that is that the nature of my profession requires the ability to demonstrate some knowledge of this whole virtual world social networking kinda thing, and modding a forum of 60k people is a pretty damn good way to demonstrate that. A couple of reference names at the bottom. I don't include any hobbies etc there, although my bio has a self deprecating one liner - something like 'and is arguably the world's worst guitarist.'.