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Interim roles 'can lead to freelance consultancy'

15 March 2011

A freelance consultant has revealed how she unexpectedly discovered her current role after working as an interim manager.

Writing in the Guardian, Emma Insley said she required a "flexible career that fulfilled me" after becoming a mother for the first time.

She did not set out with the intention of offering consultancy services on a freelance basis, but soon found herself heading in a new direction with the help of an interim assignment.

"An organisation I previously worked with asked if I could do some interim management work for them and before I knew it I had become a consultant," Ms Insley explained.

She advised people planning a similar move to establish good contacts in their chosen industry, as well as promoting their services while they are busy to avoid being out of work at a later date.

Executive job coach Meg Guiseppi told Director magazine earlier this year that interim managers must make sure they look after their personal "brand" when between assignments.

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