How to Ace the Corporate Board Seat Interview

When you are interviewed for a board position, the panel will inquire about your board’s readiness and what you can do to add value to the company. Boards are seeking candidates with an excellent level of knowledge in their field, a diverse viewpoint and specific skills that can enhance the current board members.

To demonstrate this value, you should be prepared to give examples of the strategic decisions you have made in previous roles at the board or committee level. You can expect to be questioned about your ethics and governance.

The panel will also require you to share your opinions about the company’s approach and competitive position as well as trends in the industry. Like the other questions, it is important to be ready to answer these in a concise, compelling manner that provides the interviewers with an accurate representation of your thinking.

The interviewers are likely to inquire about your leadership approach, how you interact with other people in a team setting, and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest that you might face in the boardroom. Be aware of any potential conflicts and be able to discuss how you will handle them in case there is an emergency.

Be prepared for a lengthy process of vetting. Director searches can take the same amount of time as searches for CEOs and boards typically move in a planned, continuous manner.

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