Candidate FAQs

Can I create the perfect Interim CV?

No! As you may have already discovered, everyone in recruitment has an opinion on how to create the perfect CV, many are contradicting, but there is consensus on some key points. Firstly, aim for no more than three pages unless you are adding Case Studies. Secondly, outline the results you have achieved, giving greater focus and explanation to your achievements in the last three to four years, as Interim Managers are hired for their current knowledge. In particular, highlight any projects which have included interim management, project management or change management.  Include as many relevant key words as possible, particularly focused on your specialist area and be sure to note any fluency in languages. Make it easy for the reader by being clear on what you have to offer, note dates of employment in chronological order and be prepared to add notes that will help illustrate your experience when pursing a particular assignment. Create the document in a word file, use a modern type face and avoid photographs!

Which Interim providers should I register with?

We recommend you register with IMA members as these are, with a couple of exceptions, the principal players in the Interim Management market.