Rafael Benitez the current Chelsea F.C Manager has been having a bit of a rant about his job title including “interim”.
But that’s exactly what he signed up to when he took the job!
Benitez was appointed Chelsea F.C Manager until the end of the season and that makes him an “interim”
Anyway, what’s wrong with that ? Those of us who are Professional Interim Managers by choice are proud of the fact. We provide an essential service in an increasingly fragmented economy where flexibility is a key factor for success and interim personnel are valued for the contribution they make.
Come on Rafa ! celebrate your interim status with pride.
Following on from our last post about Freelancing here are some great reasons
you might want to go down this career route:-
Have you got a low boredom threshold ? – Freelancing allows you to choose
the length of your contracts based upon your own preferences. 3 months, 6 months, 12 months – whatever suits you so your never anywhere long enough to get bored.
Do you thrive on a challenge ? – instead of sitting around doing the same old thing, getting stuck in a rut every contract opportunity presents a fresh challenge, new people to meet, new things to do.
Do you like traveling ? – open up your horizons by working in different
parts of the country……. or even other parts of the world.
Fed up of Office politics ? – Freelancing allows you to ignore petty
politics & get on with your job. You’re there to complete a task to the best of your abilities not to impress the boss into giving you promotion.
Would you rather have the cash than holidays or other perks ? – contracting offers higher rates of pay without the frills associated with “permanent” employment.
Do you enjoy looking for work ? – a serious question, if you love interviews you will love freelancing !
Are you available at the drop of a hat ? – if you are you may be offered a contract on the basis of a telephone interview as long as you are prepared to start immediately.
Can you handle uncertainty ? – some people love not knowing what they will be doing in 6 months time – if you can embrace this you will get a buzz out of freelancing.
Are you sociable & outgoing ? if you don’t enjoy meeting people &
integrating you had better stick to that day job.
Are you flexible & adaptable ? – If you can join a new organization & hit the ground running, adding real value & making a big difference – contracting might just be the career for you.
1) You need additional Project Management resource for the foreseeable future; in this case you will be better off engaging someone on a “permanent” salaried basis, even if finding them will take longer.
2) Your processes are so specific any new recruit will take several months or even years to become familiar with them.
3) You want to engage an individual (probably younger) you can mould to fit your organizations culture.
4) Your organization is expanding at a steady and predictable rate.