Like any consultant, recruiters have opinions. If you are pursuing a significant Board Role, chances are, you will be dealing with them.
20% of appointments in Australia are made through recruiters and adverts. You need to know how to make search firms work in your favour.
The most likely way you will gain a board appointment is by directly approaching an organisation. 15% of all appointments are made this way.
Connections are valuable when it comes to gaining a board appointment and is an under-utilised way to develop these connections.
Your network of business, professional and personal contacts, is the most valuable and transportable asset you have. A properly nourished network can truly work wonders for your board career.
You might be surprised to learn that Old School Ties are NOT as useful as you think.
People you know and trust, who are connected are not who you should target to get you a board appointment.