Do you have sound knowledge of governance issues facing the board? There is a degree of risk when one takes on a Board position, so understanding that risk is important.
Is the industry regulated? If so, who are the regulators and do you have any experience, knowledge or interaction with those regulators? How well do you understand the industry?
Understanding the industry doesn’t become as important as understanding governance practices especially when the experience of directors of the board complement one another. Say for example, one board member was an industry expert and another understands the regulatory side from his/her own industry, etc.Continue reading
When you’re changing industries or need to learn about a new technology, product, or market, it can be helpful to meet with experts in that area. Asking for mentorship by industry leaders is an effective method of building your professional equity and of positioning you in your targeted industry.Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new corporate identity Westgate Executive Branding & Career Consulting. After more than eight years as Word Right, a boutique writing and HR consultancy, we’ve evolved into a full-service boutique executive branding and career consulting practice.Continue reading
The Hidden Job Market – part 7. Suddenly, you’ve found yourself slightly dissatisfied, restless and disenchanted in the position you’ve held for years. You can’t really admit to being unhappy but your mind has started imagining very green grass on the other side. You’ve found yourself wondering, is it time? Should I stay or should I go? Big and life-altering questions.Continue reading
It’s this: Among people who are considering making their next career move, there is this constant, ever-popular, misleading, misapprehension that a recruitment firm is somehow going to target you in one of their stealth searches, airlift you from your current circumstance and then safely parachute you into your next executive position.Continue reading
Tapping into the Hidden Job Market part 4. I’m not a person who’s too quick to classify or categorize different types of people – although I readily accept that there are many types. I, myself, am one type and you, my reader, are another and so it goes.Continue reading
Tapping into the Hidden Job Market part 3. This month, we continue to explore The Hidden Job Market – that legendary (but not mythical) place where 80-90% of the most plum jobs in your world are never advertised. Nonetheless those jobs open and close with or without you.Continue reading
I get a great many comments about my website and how it reflects my approach to guiding executives successfully to their next C-level job. What seems to capture the imagination of my site visitors most is my reference to The Hidden Job Market.Continue reading