Remember - you don't have to say anything negative at all about yourself in your CV (or at the interview) unless they specifically ask you - or if it is directly relevant to the job. However, if you are asked, then you must be honest.
No matter how attractive you make yourself look, it will not improve your chances and could be discriminatory. Get Personal - Don't include information on your marital status, age, Place of birth, race, family etc. avoid any information that could be discriminatory. List everything - An employer really doesn't need or want to know all the one-day training courses you have ever been on. Keep information relevant and to the point.
Phrases such as "I am a highly motivated individual who works well on my own or in a team, with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to produce results under tight deadlines" are dull and the employer has heard them all before. Make yourself stand out with carefully worded phrasing that is factual and captures the employer's attention.
Although you must always be honest in your CV, there is no reason that you should disclose certain negative information. If it is not a requirement of the job or is not requested by the employer then for example:
- Don't mention the reasons for leaving your previous job unless they specifically ask
- Don't mention salaries of previous and current jobs
- Don't mention any criminal convictions unless they specifically ask - but if they do, you MUST be honest.
- Don't mention any health problems - unless they are relevant to your ability to do the job.