A CV is essentially a sales document. It needs to stand out as the one worth calling in for interview. A good CV design also improves your chances of a higher starting salary. Managers invariably look at them when deciding value.
Many managers have a different opinion on what they would like to see in a good CV Design. On their first look at a selection, they will typically give 5 seconds on each to get say 30 CVs down to half a dozen or so worthy of closer scrutiny. If your best achievements are on page two, there is a good chance you will never be seen. They also look for factors that are relevant to them. They like them to be short, sharp and to the point. Professional recruiters often comment that the vast majority of CVs that they receive greatly under sell the owner. Remember to the recipient the CV represents your whole life’s achievements!