This is part science, part art: realizing which areas of your CV you need to improve or put under the kibosh. Granted every employer, market and country (for that matter) has its own do’s and don’ts (I dare you to try ommiting your age in Guatemala, in your CV or job application), this article highlights several best practices for US job seekers. As Catherine Jewell eloquently states:
Your résumé is designed to present the professional you. Write it with a job description in mind, avoiding any details that might detract from your single-minded pursuit of that job.