The job market is fluctuating. One moment the press reports that the number of job vacancies is up, the next it is more modestly stable.
You wouldn't want to be starting out in this employment climate, which is why now is a very good time to start thinking about commencing, or recommencing an interim management career.
Demand for senior staff is currently high. Great and experienced leaders are apparently hard to come by, if employment statistics are to be trusted, with many being tempted to work overseas.
Plus, gaining sign-off for an addition to the permanent head count, especially at top/and or board level is still tricky within some organisations. That's why interim management has been experiencing a surge - it presents businesses with the ideal short-term solution.
Additionally, now that the retirement age restrictions have been abolished in the UK, many more mature individuals are returning to work on an interim basis. The nature of the role - short assignments - practically dictating your own terms and conditions, means that talented individuals can still enjoy semi-retirement while keeping their toes in the business world.
Interim managers prove so attractive to British employers as the package comprises readily available experience, a network of impressive contacts, focus and the absence of involvement in office politics. Interims fill an urgent organisational skills requirement
No wonder interim assignments are so lucrative. The right individual could earn in excess of £500 per day, plus expenses; hence why interim work proves so attractive to individual job hunters.
The attraction is enhanced further by the 'work for a few months, have a holiday for a few months' cycle. Interims, it is not great surprise to learn, are often the object of envy by those on permanent contracts.
What are you waiting for? If you have got the talent, then why not consider an interim management career?
About our Guest Blogger:
Henry Carter is a freelance author who writes articles on many educational themes and topics. To learn more on interim jobs and Interim Management Jobs he recommends you to visit: http://www.randstadinterimexecutives.co.uk