You ask a simple question that likely requires a complicated answer. As well, since we don’t know what professional field you are seeking work in, we must make assumptions.
You are asking about a CV. This would presume that you are a professional.
Have you considered recreating your CV into a resume format?
CVs traditionally are long-winded way of telling somebody everything that you have done throughout your life. They are focused on what you have done i.e., in the past.
The employer is only interested in what you can do for them … now. They have a problem to solve.
A well-written resume, leading with a powerful positioning statement, can grab the employer’s attention with the possibility you might be their solution.
The Experience section of your resume should be crafted to highlight the skills you developed while performing at a specific job. The employer sees what you have done and considers the possibility you can do the same for them.
Keep the CV up to date though as some employers still ask for them.
As for ‘boosting’ your CV … in addition to going the resume route, at the risk of stating the obvious, apply for jobs you are qualified for. Look for ‘buzz’ words in the job listing and factor them into your resume. Every job application should have a unique resume. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work anymore.
Maximize your Linkedin profile for effectiveness. Your Linkedin profile should resonate with your resume. The value here is that you can expand upon items you have added to your resume. Where your resume needs to be laser-focussed, your Linkedin profile can expand upon your accomplishments.
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