CREATING YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTOR RESUME
Please complete the statements below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.0 PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PREVIOUS BOARD EXPERIENCE. WHAT DID YOU LIKE/DISLIKE ABOUT EACH EXPERIENCE?
2.0 WHAT TYPE OF BOARD BEST BALANCES YOUR INTERESTS/HIGHEST CONTRIBUTION/ MOST PROBABLE FIT?
Please note the type of Board where you will find the best balance. Describe in detail WHY it is a good fit and what you bring to such a Board:
3.0 COMMITTEES WHERE YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED SKILLS TO ADD VALUE. PLEASE EXPLAIN IN DETAIL WHY YOU HAVE SKILLS FOR THESE COMMITTEES:
Nominating (of other Board members) and Governance
4.0 INDUSTRIES WHERE YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE: E.G. ENERGY, FINANCIAL SERVICES, TRANSPORTATION, LOW TECH MANUFACTURING, HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING, SOFTWARE, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, LIFE SCIENCES.
5.0 CIRCLE THE TOPICS WHERE YOUR EXPERIENCE GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE AT FULL BOARD MEETINGS:
Compensating the CEO and the top management team
Finding New Sources of Revenue
Initial Public Offering
Evaluating strategic alliances
Review of financial performance
Opening plants/offices in new regions of the country/globe
Review of corporate strategy
6.0 NOSE IN-FINGERS OUT.
The role of the Board is to be inquisitive. Once a board starts telling the CEO how to do the job at a tactical level, it is time to fire the CEO or for that board member to resign. The Board hires the CEO, evaluates the CEO, compensates the CEO, and may terminate the CEO. But it should not take over for the CEO.
This non-executive role can be hard for successful executives.
If we spoke with your references about your ability to act like a Board member (Nose In; Fingers Out), what would they say about you?
7.0 KEY CONTACTS WHO MIGHT FORWARD YOUR BOARD RESUME TO BOARD MEMBERS/CEOs.
List business (not litigation) partners at law firms, partners at CPA firms, partners at compensation consulting firms, strategy consulting firms, insurance agents, people who serve on Boards, bank presidents, business owners, ministers, CEOs who serve on trade association boards, church board members, Chamber of Commerce members, etc.
Next to each name, put A, B, or C.
A=Hot Prospect. On a board I’d like to serve or well networked.
B= Not Sure.
C= I’d be surprised if this person was helpful.
8.0 YOUR TRADITIONAL RESUME:
If you have one, please attach.
If you do not have one, please look at the link below. Fill out all that applies and I will create a Board resume for you. Stop after the section called CAREER REVIEW:
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