The chronological type of CV shows your career's progression and growth. The information moves from the beginning of your career to the present situation. The chronological CV is advised where you have a solid career history with continuation within the same area and where there are no major gaps. This type is also advised if your responsibilities have increased in each career change, and your most recent jobs are the most important in your career history.
The order you put things in depends on what stage of your career you are at. In a CV for person with relevant experience after your name, Personal Summary, in the Professional/Work Experience section put the most recent first and dedicate from one third to one half of the space for this section to it. Concerning your education start with your degree/s, most recent first if you have more than one.
All you may need to say will fit onto one sheet of A4, but do not crowd it. Use no more than two sides of A4 and put the most important information on page one. Do not print on both sides of the paper.
It is crucial to keep things concise, because you will probably find that two pages provide not a lot of room to include all of your details. Intelligent formatting is required. Make the layout clear, logical and not cluttered, use sensible margin spacing.
It is good practice to highlight the section headers in bold type and to leave extra spaces between paragraphs. Bulleted paragraphs are a good way to save space and add impact to statements. Keep the left and right margin equal.
Titles are required so that an employer can instantly see just what he/she wants to read. But try to avoid using formulaic ones such as Skills, Objectives, Profile, Introduction, instead use a few sensible broad headings, 'Career', 'Personal', 'Professional'.
Put page numbers at the bottom of the pages, a little detail that may impress.
Talented design and layout with flashy type settings cannot fail to impress, however do not over do it. Smart design cannot be considered a substitute for quality content. Another problem with complex formatting is that when it comes to posting your CV online, often the format is lost. Ideally have two versions, one flashy CV which can be snail mailed and e-mailed in Word or PDF format and one which is txt-format which can be cut and pasted into online CV fields.
A CV should be constructed on a word-processor or at least typed, well laid out and printed on a good quality printer. Do use bold and/or underline print for headings. Do not use lots of different font types and sizes, you are not designing a magazine cover. Use plenty of white space, and a good border round the page.
The character size you choose is important. It should not be so big that it forces you to use more than two pages but it should not be so small that you need a magnifying glass to read it.
Use white or off-white paper. Use a font size of 10 to 14 points. Avoid using decorative typefaces, choose one typeface and stick to it. Do not use italics, script, and underlined words. Do not use horizontal or vertical lines, graphics, or shading. Do not fold or staple your resume. If you must mail your resume, put it in a large envelope.