Put your contact details at the top. You don't need to include a photo.
Make sure your email address is business-like. firstname.lastname@example.org won't do you any favours.
Start your CV with a career summary which highlights your strengths and achievements. Use facts and figures where possible, for example: I increased the productivity of X by 20% in 2016.
Include your career history in date order, putting your most recent job first.
Make your job titles and job descriptions as clear and easy to understand as possible.
Use bullet points to describe the jobs you have done and talk about your achievements in each role.
Don't include your whole job history, the last 5-8 years is usually enough.
If it is recent, add your educational achievements and any professional courses you have completed.
A cover letter is a great way to sell your skills and show how good you would be for a role. If an application process asks for a CV and cover letter, don't forget to include a letter tailored to the role you are applying for.
It should be brief, no more than one side.
The cover letter is an opportunity to describe how you match the skills and experience the employer is looking for.
This can be especially useful if you need to show that you have transferable skills.
If you need more help, here are some other websites where you can find advice on creating CVs and cover letters.