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Why Joining a Board is Great for Your Career

Posted by Resume Strategists on Jun 28, 2017 11:10:42 PM

As an executive or experienced professional, you’ve heard that serving on a board can be highly beneficial for your career. Perhaps you’ve already been approached to serve in this capacity or are considering a search – be it for a corporate entity, advisory board or nonprofit – and you’re enticed by the potential benefits. However, since pursuing a board role requires a considerable investment of time and effort, you may ask yourself: is the payoff worth it?
In short, yes. A board position provides professional development and personal growth, which can fuel career advancement and strengthen your personal brand. With a board role, consider that you will:
Strengthen your reputation
When selected to serve on a board, an organization entrusts you with a vital, high-impact role. It’s a public endorsement of your expertise and value. This affiliation is one you can communicate and promote, raising your professional profile among your peers, within your organization and across your industry. By extension, your board affiliation can enhance the brand of the organization for which you work. Taken together, these factors may strengthen your candidacy for a promotion or new role and increase your value in the workplace.
Grow your network
In addition to meeting other board colleagues, it will provide a wealth of opportunities to meet influential, intelligent and well-connected people. You may engage with an organization’s strategic partners, investors or clients, as well as colleagues and leaders across industries. As you become acquainted with new people, be sure to engage them in meaningful ways. It's important to cultivate these relationships, as they can be quite valuable when you’re ready to pursue the next step in your career.

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Topics: Board of Directors, Board Appointment, Career, Joining a Board, First Board Appointment, Retired, Advisory Board

When Technology Disadvantages Individual Shareholders

Posted by Michele Abramowitz on Jun 28, 2017 11:03:51 PM

Technology has generally opened up more avenues of communication and information for consumers.  While it has greatly improved access to information for shareholders, technology has also served to deprive them in certain ways.  This is especially true of virtual shareholder meetings that are becoming more and more popular.

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Topics: Board of Directors, Shareholders, Shareholder Meetings, Technology, Corporate Governance

Your First Corporate Board Appointment

Posted by Michele Abramowitz on May 18, 2017 12:52:52 PM

Finally – your value proposition to a board of directors has been recognized and the board recruitment process is complete.  And now you've been appointed for the first time to a corporate board. Congratulations are definitely in order. But where do you go from here?

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Topics: Board of Directors, Board Recruitment, Corporate Board, BOD, Legal Obligations, Chairman, Board Appointment, Join Board of Directors, Board Meeting

Interview Questions for Potential Board Members

Posted by Michele Abramowitz on May 3, 2017 10:02:16 AM

Recruiting the perfect addition to your board of directors is both iportant and challenging. A board of directors can reduce the risk in picking the wrong candidate by asking the right questions. George Bradt at Forbes says there are only three true interview questions: 

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Topics: Board of Directors, Board Recruitment, Interview Questions, Board Candidates

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