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.
You might be surprised to learn that Old School Ties are NOT as useful as you think.
53% of all board appointments potentially occur through connections seen rarely or infrequently
Personal connections are valuable when searching for a board appointment, but which ones should you pursue.
When done properly, research will infiltrate every aspect of your board search process.
When done properly, online research will de-risk your appointment and elevate you above the competition.
Regardless of how you might be appointed, the Chairperson is key to whether you are appointed or not.
To put simply, you are only going to gain a board appointment in one of four ways. Which ones should you focus on?
Commercial board appointments are appealing for many because they offer an opportunity to build your career and you are likely to be remunerated.
Serving on a government board can give you the opportunity to exercise significant leadership, manage multiple-dollar budgets, and oversee more personnel.
An effective board profile can make the difference between being appointed or not even seen for an interview.
Chairs seek these 3 desirable attributes when looking for new board members. You need to understand what they are and how to leverage them in your favour.
Being able to address and summarise these elements will go some way to making you the perfect board candidate.
Developing a pitch that defines the reasons you should be considered for a board appointment.