Five Things You Don’t Want to Hear from the Qualifications Review Board

July, 29, 2014

The role of a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) is to give a fair and objective review of each set of ECQs. However, having said that, over the past several years, we have seen QRBs being especially tough. Many clients write their own ECQs without professional guidance, are rejected by the QRB, and then come to us for executive assistance in helping to rewrite their ECQs.

Here are the top five reasons that applicants have been getting their ECQs rejected:

  1. Examples are more than 10 years old
  2. Examples are not presented in the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format
  3. Examples are too technical and not focused on the applicant’s executive potential
  4. There is not enough detailed information on how the candidate applied the various leadership competencies
  5. Lack of strong and specific results that demonstrate the scope and impact of the candidate’s actions

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