How to write a CV that’ll get you onto your first board

24 Sep 2019

How to write a CV that’ll get you onto your first board

You know what you’re good at, and you’re familiar with what defines the best non-executive directors. Now how do you say that in your CV?

Your CV is your career’s marketing brochure – what is your offer, what is your ‘unique selling proposition,’ how are you differentiated from the competition?

CVs, resumes or bios are also the tools of the headhunter’s trade. Odgers Berndtson executive search can receive up to 50 000 a year, by the way.

So, if you are after your first non-executive directorship, always take plenty of time to write the best CV you possibly can.

A great CV just one of the important topics we cover in ‘A guide to getting your first non-executive director role’.

We answer the most important questions about an effective CV, including the following:

  • What are the right metrics to use?
  • How do you deal with ‘gaps’ or ‘problem areas’ in your CV?
  • What is the role of your LinkedIn profile, and other online presence?
  • What are the absolute ‘must-haves’ for a good CV?

Beyond the CV, our guide also covers a range of other useful topics that will help you get onto the first rung of the directorship ladder. Here’s a taster:

  • How the non-executive director recruitment process actually works
  • The places to look for non-executive director opportunities
  • The difference between skillset and mindset, and why it matters
  • The seven deadly sins of Board behaviour
  • The importance of effective networking
  • The power of diversity

For more information and advice, download ‘A guide to getting your first non-executive director role’, free from Odgers Berndtson executive search.

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