Five top tips to establishing a portfolio career as a board member

  • Be honest with yourself about what you want from a board appointment and what you have to offer as a board member.
  • The three areas potential board members should be developing are networks, forward planning and finding a career coach.
  • Do an audit of you personal brand and then build on it.

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You’ve climbed the corporate ladder, put in the hours, built up your reputation and now it’s time to reap the rewards of your hard work by building a portfolio board career.

It is the dream many of us are working towards, but exactly how do you translate your previous and current success into a satisfying portfolio career with diversified personal income streams while serving on a number of industry boards?

There are some clear guidelines to building your portfolio career which offer the enticing promise of being your own boss, working on your own terms while serving the sector and professional community you built your career around.

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