Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I will put this on my resume, right above "Once blew a bubble INSIDE ANOTHER bubble."

Here's a creative thought for people who are looking for job, or looking for a better job: Why not become a member of a Board of Directors of a company you believe in?

"Sure," you say, "And I bet those kinds of positions are just laying around waiting for me to fill them." Well, I can hear your sarcasm, and it's unwarranted. Not only are there seats on Boards of Directors open and waiting for you, but it's a great opportunity to do a couple of things you need and want to do. Things like:

-- Bulk up your resume with some impressive credentials,
-- Increase your income potential by building greater contacts and business skills, and
-- Allow you to play an active role in guiding a corporation.

So if you want greener corporations, or corporations that are friendlier to consumers, or just corporations that have better customer service departments, being on the Board of Directors gives you a chance to help steer the corporation that way.

And the part about the positions out there just sitting around waiting for you to fill them? That's taken care of by LIGHTSHIP RESEARCH. How can they help? Read on, my good friend: Read on:

According to Lightship Research Co. www.lightshipresearch.com. There are approximately 60,000 publicly traded companies and an additional 20,000 private companies with boards of directors in the United States. This results in a total of 80,000 boards nationwide. Experts estimate that the average board tenure lasts approximately eight years, meaning that in any given year, up to 10,000 board seats must be filled.

The board is responsible for planning the long-term future of a corporation and work side by side with management. Together, the board and the management strive to align long-term goals and the company’s vision with attainable short-term objectives. The board will often work closely with the CEO - the relationship between board members and the CEO/management team is complex and very important. Before even considering accepting a board seat, you may want to ask yourself:

• Do I believe in the cause/vision of this organization?
Am I at the particular stage of my life to add the responsibilities of board membership?
• What can I personally contribute to the board?
• What do I hope to gain from being a member of the board?

If you are interested in learning more or would like to become a board member you may want to consider http://www.lightshipresearch.com

So quit sitting around on your duff, and go to Lightship Research: start making a positive contribution to your world, and your career!


lisapepin said...

Can I attend board meetings via web-cam? If so, I'm in.

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