Are You Considering A Career In Interim Management
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
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
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
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