Episode 202

From Corporate Professional to Board Member: Steps to Secure Your First Board Position (Ep 202)

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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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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I'm Renata Bernarde, a former CEO and senior executive, now dedicated to helping professionals succeed in advancing their careers. I believe that you can have the best career. One that satisfies your financial and personal needs, brings you joy, and adds value to your life.
I designed career services that can meet your needs and your budget. So, if you're a seasoned professional at a career crossroads, seeking to align your next job with your life's purpose, then let's redefine your career path together and turn aspirations into achievements. Are you ready? Let's embark on this journey together.

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Renata Bernarde