To expedite a job transition, you need to tailor your CxO resume to your target position. The same concept can be applied to board of director roles; a strategically designed board resume has different skills and components than the average CEO, COO, CFO, CDO, CIO, or CSO resume. Metrics and career parameters are still relevant, but a board resume should also draw attention to current and previous board roles, thought leadership, governance experience, financial stewardship, and strategic vision, among other things. See my examples below and review more of my best board resume samples here.
3 Excellent Examples of Board Resumes
- Top Half of the First Page: This is the most valuable real estate on the resume and is the perfect spot to highlight scope, experience, expertise, targets, and competencies. The resumes for Jane and Adam specifically are great examples of how to summarize board engagement and interest in the top half of the first page of the board resume.
- Current and Previous Board Roles: Further to the point above, feel free to reorganize the sections of your board resume to draw attention to the information that is most important to your target role. Many of these board resume samples prioritize the candidate’s board experience by placing it above the standard career history section.
- Thought Leadership: The best board resumes go beyond the typical resume sections of contact information, career history, education, and volunteer experience. These board resume samples include relevant thought leadership details, including professional memberships, licenses, patents, media, publications, and academic leadership.
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