As a Graphic Designer you just can't walk in a company with an A4 paper containing your CV.
It has to be designed, it has to show what you can, it has to draw the attention of the company.
My CV: it contains 4 cards which are hold together with a paper containing the text "i've got mail".
After removing the piece of paper another text appears.
on the back you can find my cv.
Then we still got the 3 other cards which are postcards containing a drawing, graphic and photography work.
So the company has a small preview of what I can.
Then they can send 1 of them back to me.
Check the images if will become clear ;)