This board resume template is especially popular among professional resume writers who are creating resumes for executive clients seeking board appointments. It is also a popular choice among DIY candidates seeking to transform their own resume with a board resume template.
While the template was designed with the needs of board candidates in mind, it can also be a good choice for any traditional executive resume too.
Board resumes should be written to call out the strengths that are especially relevant on boards and sought in board candidates. While every board is different and you should seek to write your board resume to address the specific needs of a specific board, there are also qualifications that are more broadly sought in board candidates. If you have these qualifications, you should showcase them. Some of these core competencies sought on boards include:
- Financial and budgeting skills
- P&L management experience
- Corporate strategy planning
- Investments due diligence
- Mergers & Acquisitions experience
- Regulatory compliance
- Risk management
- Executive succession and compensation planning
- Global business and international markets experience
- and much more (this article provides a good summary of what to include on your board resume)
Soft skills can also be important on your board resume. For example, the ability to maintain confidentiality, cultural adaptability, articulate communication skills, and global perspective.
The board resume template in our Boardscape Collection has an elegant appearance. Note that this format could cause issues with an ATS, so it is best to use it primarily for networking situations. While the text is all readable by an ATS, the structure of the resume might "confuse" the way the text is read into and stored in an ATS (in other words, the sections might not be properly categorized)
Available separately, the Boardscape biography and letterhead templates are designed to coordinate with our Boardscape resume template. See all the templates in the collection:
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