Writing a non-executive CV that gives you the best chance of securing the all-important interview requires insight into what board members actually do and what recruiters look for. We can help.
During this hour long interactive webinar we will review up to four *real* Board CVs, selected at random from the webinar participants (with agreement). Whether it is your Board CV or someone else’s, we will illustrate what works and what might need more consideration. As always, we will offer an honest and supportive assessment. You will come away with a clear understanding of how you can best approach the task of writing (or editing) your own Board CV to ensure it does you justice as a candidate.
The session will be led by one of our key CV reviewers, Julie Ashworth. She will be coming to your important document without prior knowledge of your skills and experience so she can give impartial insight into how you come across as a candidate to potential recruiters.
You can join the webinar with or without a draft Board CV. If you would like to submit your Board CV to possibly be selected as one of the examples reviewed, please register for this event AND ALSO email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: CV Review Webinar. (Note: we will take out your name and contact information before sharing on the webinar)
Who should join this session? Those who have written their Board CV and would like to check and improve it or anyone who is just starting to think about their Board CV but might not have started to pull together their document yet and would like some insight on how they should best approach it.
Chair of The University of Aberdeen, Vice-Chair of The IoD Scotland, Women on Boards Presenter and Advisor.Julie is Chair of the Board of the University of Aberdeen and Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland, as well as being an Advisory Board member for the Scottish Business Network. She has previously held non-executive roles with George Watson’s College and the Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh among several others, and spent 3 years as Chair of an award winning retail tech start-up. . Julie is CEO of Broadreach, providing specialist leadership consulting services to global blue-chip companies. Julie works extensively as an Executive Mentor and coach with various FTSE 100 companies. She has held Retail Director roles with Liberty of London and Punch Taverns and was Executive Partner at IBM with responsibility for retail across EMEA and the US. She began her corporate career with Tesco, leaving her role as a senior executive to compete in the Round the World Yacht race. Julie lives in Edinburgh and is our Women on Boards Lead for Scotland. Julie leads Women on Boards’ ‘Getting to the C-Suite’ Leadership programme and delivers different types of our Board CV support offer and mentoring.
What previous participants said:
“I thought the session was excellent and I was particularly happy to have my CV chosen for feedback. Hearing that, along with the specific feedback for others’ too, was very illuminating.”
“The session was excellent, well delivered, easy to follow and gave me some clear actions to follow.”