Although you will most likely be working independently, you are aiming to create a highly professional image with your client. Competition is tough and standing out from the masses is critical in order to get a meeting with a potential client.
Many aspiring interim managers underestimate the amount of marketing they need to do in order to succeed. They may believe that simply dusting down their CV and lodging it with a few interim service providers is all they need to do.
Interim management is a highly competitive business, and it’s important that your CV sets you apart from the crowd.
It’s widely accepted that only approximately 25% of interim assignments go through intermediaries such as interim service providers. The rest are won through the interim managers own network.
Remember, people buy from people. First they buy you; through you they buy trust; finally they buy your product.
LinkedIn is a social networking site for professionals, and is by far the most well-used social networking site amongst the interim management community. LinkedIn has over 450 million users worldwide in more than 200 countries.
Interim service providers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are industry and sector specialists, others are generalists, and it is your challenge to find the right one for you.