The Google Search Every Prospective Public Board Director Should Conduct

Searching for tips on how to write a public board director résumé?

I've worked with quite a few board directors exploring the possibility of a second board role—or senior executives looking for their first appointment—and there's a dearth of online job descriptions for public board directors on sites like Indeed.com and Monster.com.

Perhaps because board director searches are so often conducted by search firms.

Well, if you're angling for a board role and you've been searching for a life raft, you might start rejoicing knowing that one search term holds an almost magical key to unlocking many of your questions:

"governance committee charter"

Yep. Right there for all of us to google and find is the holy grail of board job descriptions we all wanted to find.

Here's the Google search result as of 8/5/16, but perform it on your own to find the latest lineup.

While you're at it, Spencer Stuart published an insightful blog post in May 2016, "How to Get on a Board." It's a realistic, expectation-setting peek at the steps needed to become a public board director.

Google, A Vexing & Thrilling Conundrum

I've had a number of clients interview and/or get hired at Google over the years. Not to mention several senior Googlers planning their careful and stealth departure.

Still, working at Google is rightfully coveted, and Business Insider's recent Here's what it's REALLY like to work at Google, the 'world's most attractive' employer article offers a glimpse into the life of a Googler.

Or Noogler?

Sure, it's different for senior folks, but the article offers an intriguing insider depiction and worthwhile read for anyone interviewing at Google, especially if they haven't already received Google's requisite pre-interview prep email.