How to Get Appointed

With 15 years of Board Appointment experience - we know how and why people get appointed!

Why you should be using LinkedIn Groups to find and build Board Connections

By David Schwarz | Feb 20, 2020

Building the right connections are crucial to your next board appointment.. If you have read any of my posts in the past you will know how important I think developing connections are in gaining a board appointment. In fact, I have this conversation with my members on an almost daily basis. Why are they so … Continued

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How Much Do ‘Old School Networks’ Count?

By David Schwarz | Feb 20, 2020

The importance of our networks can never be underestimated when it comes to the board appointment process. So when asked how much old school networks count in a board appointment, the simple answer to this question is: ‘It depends on whether a board considers itself a rockpool or a Northern Quoll.’ Rockpool vs Northern Quoll … Continued

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Branding Yourself as a Non-Executive Director

By David Schwarz | Feb 20, 2020

When it comes to gaining a seat on a board, your ‘brand’ can make the difference between being considered appointable or not. Further, having a brand that does not suggest you are a Non-Executive or desire to be appointed to a board can prevent opportunities even presenting themselves to you. As such, getting your brand … Continued

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Your Board Profile

By David Schwarz | Feb 20, 2020

Before you begin your board search it is important to develop your unique board profile This will become your ‘board business card’. After stripping away the contextual issues, in my experience, there are essentially five criteria that need to be addressed when writing a board profile. They are: Past board or committee experience It is important to be … Continued

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Board career planning is important, but perseverance is everything!

By David Schwarz | Dec 13, 2019

You must adopt sustainable practices to ensure that you are able to persevere and get a board appointment.

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How long to get a board role

How Long will it Realistically take to get a Board Appointment?

By David Schwarz | Nov 23, 2019

‘How long will it take?’ is the wrong question to ask. There are three more appropriate questions you should consider.

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Is your network stale rather than shallow?

By David Schwarz | Feb 20, 2019

Often I find that my clients, faced with the reality of a board search, realise very quickly that their contact network is ‘stale’ and rather shallow. It is much easier to maintain and nourish your network on an ongoing basis rather than play catch-up when you find yourself in need of help from others. Your network … Continued

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15 Years Board Experience

15 Years of Board Recruitment Experience Taught Me This

By David Schwarz | Jan 18, 2019

In the last 15 years, three things have become clear and should frame your thinking about how you might gain your first, or a subsequent, board appointment

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The Perfect Board Candidate

What Does it Take to be the Perfect Board Candidate?

By David Schwarz | Jun 9, 2017

There are literally thousands of boards operating in a countless number of industries across Australia and each one operates within its own context and has various peculiarities unique to them. As such, it often seems difficult to decipher exactly what they might value in a new board member. This confusion is often compounded by a board’s desire … Continued

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