How much does it cost to sign up for AboveBoard?
AboveBoard is free for members.
How do I join AboveBoard?
Joining AboveBoard is easy, simply sign up at platform.aboveboard.com and we'll walk you through the process!
What are the requisites to join AboveBoard?
AboveBoard is available to everyone who is VP level or above, or the same. Please refer to this article for a more information regarding out membership admission requirements.
How many opportunities are available on the platform?
We have hundreds of full-time, board, advisory, and interim positions spanning across the globe on the platform currently.
I am not looking for a job right now, why should I join AboveBoard?
Joining AboveBoard gives you unprecedented access to executive opportunities. There are also board and advisory positions available. Your dream job may be looking for someone like you, even if you are not looking for it. Also, if you are not looking for a job, there is a good chance that someone you know is. As an AboveBoard member, you can share opportunities with your network.
How long does it take to process my application?
Our Success Team reviews applications within 1-2 business days.
Is there a limit on the number of opportunities that I can express interest in?
While you can express interest in as many jobs as you wish, we advise quality over quantity. Our platform’s volume of opportunities allows you to identify the job that best matches your skills and find the perfect fit for you.
What is the difference between an Opportunity Partner and a hiring company?
Opportunity Partners are PE/VC firms or companies that have partnered with AboveBoard to identify high caliber, world-class, diverse, executive talent for full-time executive, board, advisory or interim positions. In some instances, Opportunity Partners sponsor hiring companies on the platform. In other cases, the Opportunity Partner is the hiring company.
What role do recruiters play on the platform?
Hiring companies and Opportunity Partners may be using recruiting services in addition to AboveBoard. If you express interest in an opportunity where a recruiting firm is leading the interview process on behalf of the hiring company, they will be the first point of contact for that role should your profile be a match.
How long does it take to get my account up and running?
The membership approval process can vary based on volume, but you should receive a notification about your membership status within a week or less. Once approved, completing the onboarding process in the platform should only take a few minutes. If you run into any issues or have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do you collect demographic information when I sign up?
Our mission is to give executives unprecedented access to job opportunities. We strive to create a more inclusive executive search process and this is reflected in all of our business initiatives.
Success, to us, means having a diverse member base. When you provide your demographic information, it tells us if we’ve been moving in the right direction and allows us to continue building a platform that is more curated and personalized to you.
How to change email preferences for job recommendations?
Click here for more detailed step-by-step instructions.
Who has access to my profile and contact information?
Only you and our AboveBoard team have access to your profile and information. We do not share your data with 3rd party businesses or advertisers.
What do I need to do to improve my chances of being considered for an opportunity?
Focus on quality over quantity. Make sure your profile is completely filled out and up to date. Like any other application process, your profile should land well with the types of companies you want to work with.
I don’t know how to use this platform. Where do I start?
We created a series of articles, tutorials, and FAQs on the platform to help guide you through any issues you may encounter as well as show you how to make the most out of AboveBoard. Feel free to peruse all of our resources at support.aboveboard.com/en/.
I accidentally connected the wrong Linkedin profile to my account. What should I do?
Email us at email@example.com with the subject headline “Wrong Linkedin Profile.” In the email, make sure to include your full name and the correct Linkedin URL.
I have been denied from the platform even though I meet the qualifications. What should I do?
In order to join AboveBoard, you must meet our member admission requirements. If you meet these qualifications but were still denied, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject headline, “Resubmission.” In the email, include your full name, email you used to enroll in the platform, and your Linkedin profile URL.
Why can't I express interest in an Opportunity or see any Opportunity information?
If you recently joined the platform (within 24 hours of experiencing this issue) and cannot not take any action on the platform, then your profile is still pending approval. Even if you have gone through every step of the sign up and are taken to the "Opportunities" page, you have not been granted full access to the platform until you get an email stating that you have been approved. What you are seeing is a public"Opportunities" page that allows you to see how the platform and available opportunities will look like from your member view.
While you are pending approval, you will not be able to view any identifying company or opportunity information. We will be sure to get you a response within 24 hours of you submitting your profile information for review.
Who do I contact if I am having trouble using the platform?
If you encounter an issue that has not been addressed in our self-service support section, you can either speak to one of our representatives using Intercom, our in-platform messenger or email us at email@example.com.
How do I delete my AboveBoard account?
Please refer to this support article for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to delete your account.
What does “expressing interest” in an opportunity mean?
Expressing interest in an opportunity is our version of applying for a role. Browse our collection of articles to learn more about what this means, how this process works, and what happens after you have expressed interest.
I’ve expressed interest in an opportunity, but haven’t heard back. How should I follow up?
Patience is key. Executive hiring is a long process and every search cadence is different. Our goal is to create a more transparent recruiting process. Therefore, we encourage our hiring companies to contact interested members within 1-2 weeks of showing interest in a specific opportunity.
What are confidential opportunities?
Some hiring companies need to conduct confidential searches. For those roles, we anonymize information on the opportunity. Learn more about how to be considered for these opportunities here.