If you're interested in becoming nominated to a board of directors, you'll need to submit a resume to the current board members. Based on this resume, the board will determine whether you are qualified for nomination and whether you will be an asset to the board. Because a resume for nomination to a board is different from a job application, you can keep your resume short and to the point by including only pertinent information.
Begin your resume with a header that includes all pertinent information. At the top of your page should be your full name and any professional notations, such as M.D., followed by your personal and business address. Include phone numbers and email addresses as well.
Add a summary to the beginning of your resume. This can be a paragraph that is about three to five sentences. In the summary, broadly describe your professional qualifications in a sentence or two. Use the remaining sentences to explain your personal interest in becoming a board member for that specific company or organization. Demonstrate your knowledge of the company and why you feel that you are a good fit for the board.
List your professional experience. To keep this resume brief, only list information about your current position, followed by any previous experience that would apply to this organization's board. Some elements that would apply to a board member's roles are experience with budgets, leadership positions and knowledge about human resources issues and legal matters.
Include your educational experience. List any degrees you have earned and schools you have attended. You can also list certifications and special workshops you have completed.
Describe your volunteer experience, especially if it related to the company's mission. This is very helpful when you are applying to a nonprofit organization's board, because you can demonstrate your dedication to their cause. You can also list past or current board experience in this section.
Include one or two references with contact information at the end of your resume. If you know someone who works for the company, check with them to see if they are comfortable with you listing their name on the resume. You can also list someone who is on the company's board if you know him. Otherwise, include someone from another board on which you have worked or a professional reference.
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