Mary Elizabeth Bradford is one of the top CxO executive resume writers in the world, acknowledged authority and 21-year veteran of the career-services industry, including serving as past President of The Lynn Group, a boutique retained executive recruiting firm.
She has earned the highest international industry certifications available through the gold standard organization for resume writers, Career Directors International: Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Master Resume Writer, Internationally Certified Advanced Resume Writer and Master Career Director. Additionally, Mary Elizabeth is a Certified NCOPE (LinkedIn Profile Expert) through the National Resume Writers Association.
Additional awards and distinctions include: Voted Forbes Top 100 Career Website, CDI Career Innovator Award and CDIs Highest distinction: The Lifetime Achievement Award, 6 CDI TORI Nominations and Awards. She has been invited to serve as a CDI TORI Finalist Judge from 2017 through 2021.
Today, Mary Elizabeth leads an elite team of TORI-award-winning and CMRW/CERM-certified executive resume writers and coaches. Known as one of the top boutique resume writing firms in the world, exclusively serving VP, CXO and Board of Directors clients across the globe.
She would like to show you how a small investment in yourself and your career can result in landing quality interviews, formidable salary increases, bigger and better titles, and more fulfilling job roles.
This package will work best if you are an executive who:
- Is ready for a paid BOD seat (or additional BOD nominations) and you need to demonstrate your real or anticipate results in a corporate governance role.
- Understands you need to emphasize not just your strategic leadership and quantifiable results in a CXO or GM position – but also your knowledge of governance issues, industry regulators, financial stewardship, risk management, corporate compliance, ethical leadership and advisory roles and shareholder relations to attract appropriate nominations.
VIP Board of Directors Resume Package Includes:
- An Executive Resume written specifically for BOD Roles
Your resume will be strategically branded, tailor focused and designed to attract BOD nominations.
- 1 Value Proposition Letter
Focused for recruiting firms – a short, powerful letter that gets read because it quickly establishes your credibility and value in a Corporate Governance role.
- Multiple Formats
Your resume documents will be provided in multiple formats: PDF, Word and ASCII Text.
- Digital Storage
Your Executive Resume and Value Proposition Letters will be stored online for easy access.
- Executive Thank You Letter Template
For use with post-interview correspondence that has been time-tested with fantastic results.
- Board Of Directors Special Report and Tip Sheet. Includes:
- Twelve key points to know and consider when considering Board positions.
- Ten general responsibilities of BODs
- A step-by-step approach to secure your first (or second or third) Director nomination!
- *A BONUS tip sheet on interim executive positions & solo consulting … just in case!
- LinkedIn Profile Design and Optimization
Most employers and recruiters expect senior-level professionals to have some kind of online presence. Having a LinkedIn profile that is compelling, nuanced for BOD roles and tightly written is just as important as your resume – and may actually be viewed much more than your resume!We create your entire LinkedIn profile top to bottom including optimizing your profile with specialty keywords, researched ideal groups and even suggested key connections for you to extend invitations to in order to strategically grow and optimize your network to pull BOD nominations to you.Our average client’s weekly visitor rates triple once we have optimized their profiles!This service also includes a 60-minute coaching audio on LinkedIn and how to use it to network, make inside connections, learn about opportunities, create thought leader/industry leader status, find contacts, and enhance your career.
- Executive Recruiter Distribution
This is an exclusive customized distribution to key individuals who conduct BOD searches worldwide.Unlike many other resume distributors, we don’t copy and paste your resume into the email. Each resume is attached in Microsoft Word so the formatting is maintained and each letter is custom addressed to the recipient. We maintain a list of 550 executive recruiters qualified to conduct Board of Directors Searches for their client companies including industry leaders Spencer Stuart, Heidrick & Struggles, Boyden World, DHR International, Egon Zehnder, Crist Associates, Korn/Ferry, Russell Reynolds, and Stanton.
- Executive Biography
A professional narrative of your career highlights and accomplishments with appropriate emphasis on Corporate Governance.Biographies are often asked for as part of the BOD nomination and interview process and make a powerful and highly professional addition to your executive portfolio of marketing materials. Biographies can also be used for business plans, VC firm submissions, management consulting, and general executive marketing documents.
“People are responding very well to the board resume even when they don’t have current opportunities.”
“Positive update on first few days of responses. I have received well over 100 emails responses to the resume email distribution. I have 12-15 introductory calls completed/scheduled. Quite a few have live full time CFO positions to recruit me for but as you know I am not really interested in ( I suspect these are not reading the resume closely and are responding to CFO job history) Another 30 or so have real potential including “Operating Partners” for Private Equity that get paid on a transaction basis eval and success and transition to a Board Seat or temp embedded management.”
“Today is the first day in my new position, thanks to you both. I received my official approval to serve as an outside board of director for xxxx Services from the government on Friday (just in time for my first board meeting today). Again, this wouldn’t have happened without your support. I sincerely appreciate your work and sing your praises to my former colleagues (who will be retiring themselves over the next few years). I would expect some new calls for help.”
“So just wanted to say thanks for the CV!! I can only be on the board of one financial institution so I will be looking at board nominations for corporates next.”
“Just also wanted to let you know that I have obtained my first board nomination today. It’s for a XXXX government owned investment bank. My nomination was approved by their shareholders and their board today, and an application will be sent to the central bank for approval (as this is a board role in a regulated entity). Am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be no hiccups at the XXXXX bank stage.”
“Your exceptional wisdom and guidance will play a significant will role in my next chapter…either with a potential advisory board seat or other vetted senior executive opportunities saying, “Maria is undoubtedly the one!”
“I have received well over 100 emails responses to the resume email distribution. 30 or so have real potential including “Operating Partners” for Private Equity that get paid on a transaction basis eval and success and transition to a Board Seat or temp embedded management. I have 12-15 introductory calls completed/scheduled. People are responding very well to the resume even when they don’t have current opportunities.”
“I just wanted to let you know that my job search was a success after your help. After a great deal of personal reflection, I turned down some full-time opportunities as a Corporate VP for Security and pursued some part-time opportunities that would allow me to spend more time with my family. I recently secured a position on the board of directors of a company doing business with the government. The position is a great part-time position that pays well and allows me to spend maximum time with my family.”
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