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From Corporate Professional to Board Member: Steps to Secure Your First Board Position (Ep 202)
Episode 2024th September 2023 • The Job Hunting Podcast • Renata Bernarde
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In this special episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, we delve into an often aspirational but often mysterious career path: securing a board position. We are joined by Helga Svendsen, a governance expert and advocate for board diversity and accountability, to unlock the pathway to board roles for aspiring professionals.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 08:00 - Foundational Steps to Prepare for Board Roles
  • 09:32 - The Role of Networking in Securing Board Positions
  • 12:28 - Navigating Unpaid Opportunities and Compensation in Board Positions
  • 17:02 - Strategic Approaches to Overcoming Challenges in Attaining Board Positions
  • 21:25 - Crafting an Effective Board Resume and Key Characteristics for Board Role Preparation
  • 23:35 - Strategies for Aspiring Board Members to Secure Positions
  • 26:30 - Navigating Hybrid Roles: Balancing Full-Time Careers and Board Commitments
  • 35:37 - Unveiling Commitments and Time Requirements for New Members
  • 39:43 - Considering Board Director Training
  • 43:03 - What is Take on Board?

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About the host, Renata Bernarde

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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