Try to resist the edge to apply for just any and job in your field that gets posted. Streamline your search by mostly applying for jobs that you have adequate experience and qualifications for. This will increase your chances of securing interviews significantly.
In a perfect world, you would get paid what you are worth. Your manager would notice your incredible contribution to the success of the team and all the extra effort you put in to deliver exceptional value and they would offer you a salary increase, right?
The first thing to consider when building your CV is clarity. The whole point of a CV is to quickly convey information about what makes you the best candidate for the position, so readability is key. A busy hiring manager doesn’t have time to pour over a jumbled layout in search of the qualifications he or she is looking for.
Make no mistake about it: this is 100% your fault and you should be clear about taking ownership. Without assigning any blame to outside parties, you need to offer your sincere apologies and assurances that this type of behaviour is extremely uncharacteristic