Board applications differ from regular executive applications in terms of the: tone; content and style. Not having bespoke documents that meet the criteria set out, an appropriate cover letter or board CV will all impact drastically limit your chances of being selected for an interview or appointed.
David Schwarz has over a decade of experience putting people on boards as an ex-board recruiter. He has written conservatively 1,500 board CVs in his time and reviewed thousands. Working closely with you he will personally write you your board CV and, once completed, will then personally write your board application – according to the specifications required by the advertising organisation.
Typically, this service will include:
However, David won’t leave you there. He will further critique and amend the application until you are content that it accurately reflects the message you would like to portray.
Don’t let a poor application that doesn’t address the five key criteria that all Chairs and Recruiters look for negatively impact your application.