5: Keep it Relevant
If it's at all possible I would suggest avoiding your paper round at 14 years old, or your previous stint as a Sandwich Artist at Subway. You don't need everything to be dripping in game development, but I would try to keep it as game-centric as your experience allows. Even if you’ve been an Assistant in Game, or a volunteer at an event or conference, it at least demonstrates your desire to be in a game related environment.
Another way to keep it relevant is by telling us all the great things you enjoy doing within the community. Whether it's attending Game Jams, workshops, expos, streaming on Twitch, having a gamer blog or moderating a forum, it indicates who you are as a person and how you eat, breathe and sleep games.
6: Include Projects
This is so important. Employers love to see what projects you've worked on and what your responsibilities were on them. Give us as much detail on that as possible. This might be a chance to refer us to your website where we can go through all of your previous work. Always let us know what software you used to create what we're looking at.
7: Show Me Where You Are
Make your online presence immediately clear, and link us to it all. From your website/portfolio to your LinkedIn profile... And make sure your Twitter is employer friendly too :)
A bug bear of many is that 80% of the time job seekers we speak with tell us their website/portfolio 'needs a bit of updating'. Invest that time! What an opportunity to be in the 20% of people who can instantly demonstrate their ability to finish a job they started. Make sure all of your work is up to date, and if it's a game it's important to make sure it's playable and not glitchy.
Well that's it for now... Remember, all of this is just the opinion of one person. My biggest tip is to consider all the advice that is available, and do what you feel best suits your personality :) I'm always more than happy to offer free advice to anybody that would like a second opinion on their CV or website etc. Please feel free to get in touch if you think I can help!
Best of luck, Job Seekers!