Avoid the tyranny of being picked

This phrase from Seth Godin has always resonated with me. Since leaving the BBC twelve years ago I have been in the very lucky position of either being approached by people who have heard about me asking me to work for them, or have been part of new ventures that have grown out of conversations. The result has been that I haven't applied for anything for about twenty years. 

Several people have said to me recently that as businesses realise that "digital" isn't going away and they are going to have to grapple with it, a part time Non-Exec Director role is one way for them to get strategic input at a high level and that this would be a great way for me to help them. 

These roles used to be predominantly filled on a who knows who basis and so the process has been appropriately tightened up and managed through recruitment agencies. 

So, back to my favourite saying from Seth Godin, I now find myself in the position of having to write a CV today.