Becoming a “Career Interim”

Have you ever thought about becoming a “Career Interim” but don’t know where to start?
Or, are you already working in an interim role and are looking for your next assignment?
Here are some benefits of interim work and what your next steps should be!


Benefits of interim work

  • You’re in control Interim work offers you flexibility when needed. If that means going on holiday for a month, spending the Summer at home or taking some time out to spend with your family, then you have complete control to do so by taking some time off in between assignments.
  • Widening your experienceWorking on interim assignments offers you the opportunity to work for different companies, industries and in different roles. This means that you become more attractive to employers as you would have been exposed to different projects.
  • Remuneration –  You will often find that companies are offering high daily rates of pay in order to attract high calibre interim and these rates often equate to a higher annual salary than a permanent role. Yes sure, you are usually not entitled to holiday pay, but, when managed correctly, you will find that you are usually paid more in an interim role.

What are your Next Steps…

  • Build a relationship with a trusted agencyMost interim assignments are through recruitment agencies, it’s therefore really important to build a relationship with your recruiter as they will keep you updated about new vacancies, can advise on market conditions and can speak to your preferred employers directly on your behalf.
  • Decide on what you are looking for – What is your ideal role? Have a think about location, day rate, industry and company. Again, this is something your recruiter will be able to discuss with you!
  • How you will be paid – Ltd company? Umbrella company? PAYE? This is all something that needs to be considered when you first start your interim career and is also something that our contracts specialist can assist with if you need help.

If you would like to discuss about moving into Interim work, we have our Contracts Specialist who will be happy to help! Jade has been recruiting in to the temp and contract market since 2012 both in the UK and internationally placing over 300 professionals in 4 years.  Find Jade in the ABOUT section for her details.


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