- By Henry Carter
- Published 06/21/2011
Answer these questions:
Do you have highly sought after skills? Do you like to work for short durations and take long break in between contracts?
Do you like to earn a competitive wage?
If the answer to these three questions is yes, then perhaps you ought to consider becoming an interim executive. Why? It is one of the smartest ways of working that can offer you control over your employment, a healthy work-life balance and really satisfy all of your needs.
There are businesses out there that need you. Unable to justify permanent head count costs, interim recruitment is much more of an attractive proposition for companies. The requirement for your specific skill set may only be for the duration of one project, hence the reluctance to initiate a permanent recruitment drive.
Interim employment can also provide access to senior managerial levels that may have been previously hard to reach, faster. Research shows that it is one of the most effective routes through which women in particular can reach the boardroom.
As an interim executive, you can only accept term time assignments, should you wish, making sure you are free in the school holidays to enjoy time with your family or pick. It’s great for people who like to travel – work, save up and then go. The cycle can be endless.
Plus interim executives can earn a lucrative wage, with daily rates reaching hundreds of pounds. Starting to sound tempting?
It is precisely this freedom from financial burden and time restraints that makes interim employment such a fantastic opportunity and is something that those on permanent contracts are exceptionally envious of.
How do you find interim work? One of the best ways is to register with one of the specialist interim executive employment agencies out there, who will be more than happy to take you on to their books. They will do the job search on your behalf, saving you time and can negotiate terms, as directed by you.
What are you waiting for?