Corporate & Board of Director Resumes…are They The Same Format?
The question today is about Corporate & Board of Director Resumes. “I have a joint corporate & board resume. What do I do?”
I am Martin Buckland. I’m an executive career management practitioner and I help senior executives across the world, reach their career goals. Let’s talk about the differences between a corporate resume and a board resume.
If you have a joint corporate and board resume, that is a mistake. As a professional resume writer, knowing how people screen resumes and process resumes, you need to have two distinct resumes. They are two distinct jobs and they are two distinct formats. A board resume concentrates on governance and risk – attributes that a board director needs to possess to be successful.
A corporate resume is a totally different format. It’s more performance driven. It’s telling stories about your performance with dollar values percentiles. If they are reviewing a board resume. they’re also interested in you performing, but they really want to concentrate on your governance and the risk. Now, if you’ve worked in a board before you need to have those board appointments upfront underneath the introduction, whereas in a corporate resume, if you are on a board, the board positions go on the second or the third page.
So they are two distinct documents. Don’t use them as one because that’s going to inhibit your career advancement when they call for an interview.
I suggest that you call me and I would be more than happy to go through both resumes with you to give you a free resume critique. And I’ll give you my free expert opinion on the differences as we go into more detail on the differences between the two documents.
If you are in career transition or considering a board appointment or want to advance your corporate career, I am here to help you. Please visit me on LinkedIn and go to my website, www.aneliteresume.com.
My name is Martin Buckland and I can help you advance your board career and your corporate career.