Pursuing a board position? Last week, I wrote about interviewing with the search firm engaged to fill the open board seat, emphasizing that it's important to demonstrate that you "get" the board's role and how it functions. This week, I discuss the next stage in the process: meeting with the company. Here's what you need to know.
1. It may be a lengthy process.Very few boards conduct searches with tight deadlines ...
In the past, we have written about how to land a board position, listing the steps you should take to allow yourself to be "found," because getting invited to join a board requires a different approach than seeking a C-suite position. We have also written a primer for first-time board members. But how do you ace the interview?
First things first: The Initial interview with the search firmThe search firm will be vetting several ...
Last week, we wrote a column about how to be a good search committee member and how a successful search committee should function. This week, we focus on the candidate who must meet with a search committee.
Despite what anyone says, a search committee interview is not the same as a one-on-one interview, and many people who are quite effective in individual interviews bomb in a group setting.
There are several reasons for this. In ...
Our firm has conducted a number of searches where our client was a search committee. Most times these search committee members are geographically dispersed and, in the case of not-for-profit clients, are volunteers rather than full time employees.
Some executive recruiters love to tell stories of search committees that don’t function well or, worse yet, end up with disastrous results. We have not had that experience—in fact, quite the opposite.
Each search committee ...