Ensure your first three lines are engaging, as some recruiters won’t read passed here if they have a tonne of CVs to get through.
In fact, some recruiters will assess your CV and if they like the sound of you, will then read your cover letter, so it's important to make your CV as captivating and relevant as possible.
Make sure to show your personality through the language you use in the cover letter and ensure you don’t use too many words. Remember that if you write well less is more.
There’s often talk around whether you should call your CV a resume or CV. In New Zealand it’s most common to call it a CV (curriculum vitae).
Keep your CV to a reasonable length. In New Zealand, 2-3 pages is ideal.