Non-Exec Director CV Format (Our Approach)
The non-exec director CV is often very bespoke and tailored towards the individual depending on experience, board memberships and whether there is an existing NED portfolio. It is often very difficult to break into NED roles, so the NED CV has to make executives stand out, offer something different and a clear value proposition in terms of skills, industry expertise and overall track record.
Our approach to the NED CV is to find out whether the candidate has the right credentials, blend of experience and value added expertise relevant to a specific sector or job niche. There is a particular theme running though these kind of roles, so candidates must be very clear about what they can bring to a corporation, organisation or business requiring high-level or specialist decision-making input. With the non-executive director CV, candidates must be very clear about the types of organisations, industry sectors and niches they are targeting as not all sectors / companies have non-executive director positions. For instance, global corporations, leading brands, non-profit organisations, public sector organisations (i.e. NHS), financial services, pharmaceutical companies and technology businesses are more likely to recruit for non-executive positions.
Non-Executive Board Meetings / NED CV Proposition
Expectations of non-executives involve attending board meetings, steering committees or governance committees 3 or 4 times a year to scrutinise strategy, decision-making priorities, overall performance and future roadmap (vision). Though once on a non-executive board, this can easily lead to other NED opportunities given it is a highly-networked ‘community’ or grapevine with C-level relationships, well-established industry networks and thought leaders (key opinion formers) bringing together valuable expertise (strategic decision-making insights).
Our NED CV proposition can help bring everything together under a clear strategy (approach), draw-out relevant NED credentials and develop a value proposition for targeting (breaking into) non-executive director roles. Breaking into this arena can be very difficult, so let us discuss your NED CV requirements and any other bespoke needs regarding your career strategy / pathway.