Are You Considering A Career In Interim Management

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Are You Considering A Career In Interim Management

  1. 1. Considering a Career in Interim Management? Questions to ask yourself What do you understand an Interim Manager is? Hands on short term manager Business problem solver Consultant One off Project Manager Why are you interested in becoming an Interim Manager? Short term until permanent employment or a career move Would you make a good Interim Manager? Being a good interim manager is not the same as being a good corporate manager. Think carefully before you decide Can you cope with starting a new project every few months? Can you survive financially during periods of no income? Are you happy to live away from home when necessary? Assignments may be too far from your home to be able to commute daily How will you obtain assignments? Recruitment agencies, specialist interim agencies, networking Do you have good networking skills? You will need good networking skills to secure opportunities How well do you interview? Companies require Interims immediately and the appointment process is quicker than the corporate process. You must be able to sell yourself quickly and confidently. Do you have the skills to quickly assess what's going on in a totally new environment? You need to be able to analyse quickly, develop solutions and have the confidence to deliver solutions on time and within budget. Have you thought about? Daily Rate - How much can you charge Indemnity Insurance Sole Trader Limited Company Cash Flow Bank Account Annual Accounts Invoicing HMRC National Insurance IR 3 VAT Is your CV up to scratch? Start with a summary profile of yourself Emphasise your specialist area and how many years of experience you have had Concentrate on what you have done well, which may not be what you did in your previous or current position Summarise (in a paragraph) your successful outcomes Focus on your main functional experience and what you have to offer to clients (may not be the same as your next step on the corporate career ladder) Maximum four pages of A4

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