I often get approached by people looking to build a career as a board director. Many are just starting out, while others might already have one or sometimes two board roles, and are looking to grow a full portfolio to keep them occupied after retiring from their executive life.
Other times people have a desire to move into a board career earlier in their life. The good news is there are more opportunities than ever as the desire for diversity increases, not only in…Continue
Diversity among executive ranks is important and comes up for discussion regularly in our field. Most often it’s in relation to gender but also in the context of sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious orientation, age, disability, and so on.
As someone who literally sits between the job market and the employers, and who has done so for the past 17 years, I’ve had plenty of first hand experience in understanding the agendas of employers and the dynamic of the…Continue
As a candidate looking for a new executive role, it’s incredibly important for you to be able to articulate your key achievements and transferable skills.
Having worked in the recruiting industry for many years and having interviewed and coached thousands of candidates and senior executives through their job search, this is something I’ve seen people do very well. But for whatever reason, I don’t think Australians are natural self-promoters.…Continue
A detailed brief is a critical element when recruiting for a new role. This doesn’t just include executive roles, it’s pertinent to every role in a business, including junior positions.
Having worked in the executive recruitment industry for about 17 years now, this is something I’ve rarely seen done well. In most instances, the person who is recruiting a role, whether they are a third party recruiter, an internal human resources professional, or even an executive…Continue