In today’s topic we are focusing on three Ways to being a More Successful, Organized Interim Professional. Becoming an interim professional is certainly an alluring career option; it means time flexibility and a general freedom that many professionals do not get to experience, including more money in many instances.
But when people start to make progress in their interim profession, they often find things are a little more complicated than they expected. You definitely have to be ready to manage yourself in order to be successful enough to make your interim profession a career.
Follow the following three steps to help get yourself kick started in the right direction to making your career more organized, productive and successful.
Know Your Worth And Don’t Settle For Less
When people first begin their interim career, they often lack the key trait of self-confidence that would boost their success. Many think of themselves as entry-level and in need of experience, so they agree to work for too-low pay.
You should honestly gauge what your services are worth and ask for pay rates which match this. But be careful not to sell yourself short, or to think of yourself as “entry-level” for too long. Don’t be afraid to ask for higher pay – because if you ask for it and you’re good, you’ll probably get it!
Do your research and find out the appropriate rates in the market for your experience level – just make sure you’re not letting anyone take advantage of you!
Brush Up Your Portfolio
One of the key tools necessary in making your interim career successful is a strong portfolio. Whatever your expertise – writing, architecture, accounting, etc. – make sure you build an impressive portfolio of your work to show to potential clients.
It’s best to use a free website hosting service to display your portfolio – try something like WordPress to build a professional looking profile that can land you the job every time.
Keep Up With Your Clientele
You should always keep account of who you’re working for. You’ll likely run through a lot of different clients as an interim professional, and you’ll want to write down your experience with each of them. Having a quick personal review and a contact info available helps you keep up with these clients for future work, or remember to reject them if you had a bad experience.
At InteriMarket we are constantly helping our interims in little ways to ensure they can find great opportunities aggregated for them, we engage in webinars and conversations, feedback and much more. Join the relevant community of peers, ask for help and offer help where you can. We also have great free trial periods and much more for Recruiters too!!