Smart two-piece design.
In the first part with approx. 5-6 pages the most important information. Clearly arranged for fast scanning. This should also work independently (without 2nd part which will be delivered if you are interested because it is very extensive) and should have these contents: Letter of application, basic data (name, contacts etc.), professional qualification, the most important professional stages of my life, the most important personal statements in my life (CV), my skills, my photo, links to LinkedIN; Xing, presentation video (self-presentation)
with infographics, an attractive design
Part two: (without page restriction)
references (text listing, and scan image), project references (description text with image), school degrees (text listing and scan image), personal information about my bicycle accident with paraplegia consequences
here go more in the direction of listing forms (fast finding), listing by date
the design can be created in Illustrator or Photoshop, but everything has to be assembled in an InDesgin template at the end. I just work like this. No Word documents!