During my time in the recruitment industry I have seen so many different types of CVs. The CVs that I'm regularly privy to are both really good and really bad in equal measure.
I think for candidates, there is a lot of confusion about what should actually be on the CV and how many pages it should be. There seems to be this misconception that the more info on a CV the better but this really isn't the case, it is all about having the "right" information on your CV.
This article which I came across on Recruitment Grapevine from back in October gives some good advice which job seekers will find useful in their quest for a new job.
Receiving a CV laden with unnecessarily long words, career history including a two month stint of work at a local bakery, or links to their Twitter page, displaying their political stance is enough to warrant a game of paper toss.