Interim CV Writing

An interim CV has become a vital document for business professionals looking for an interim position. An interim CV needs to have a very specific focus and should be presented slightly differently to the traditional CV. Getting your CV right means that potential employers can easily and immediately see the value that you are able to offer their business in an interim position.

Whether this is the first time you are applying for an interim role, or if you already have an interim CV that you have written yourself, we can help you to present your job history in a coherent and engaging way to secure an interview for your dream job. Our team of professional writers work with you to ensure that we completely understand the skills and knowledge that you have to offer within an interim role. We will then structure this in a professional CV which appeals to interim recruiters.

CVpal have gained a fabulous reputation with clients in this situation and our process to complete new interim CVs is rather different to our CV writing service. We must talk to you on the telephone or, ideally, meet to discuss your aspirations. We can provide you with the support and guidance to ensure a seamless transition into the interim market. You will need to set up a limited company and get a business bank account to be considered as a professional interim manager also you may want to consider having a website.

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One of the main questions we get asked is:
“how do I prepare my CV for the interim market if I want to gain my first contract and have never worked as an interim before?”

How to write an interim CV

An interim CV is completely different to a CV focused towards a permanent role. The nature of interim work leads CVs to become very lengthy and repetitive which can lose the reader’s focus. Therefore an interim CV is more a business case and successful interims must look at themselves as a product or service provider rather than an employee. It is vital that you clearly demonstrate and evidence the ability to deliver projects within agreed timescales and to budget. An interim CV is a much stronger sell than a permanent CV and should be presented as a business proposition.

Focus on key skills

To ensure that your interim history does not get lost in the document, we encourage clients to focus on their main selling points (key skills / deliverables). Once you have identified around 6 of these skills then you must evidence the skill in action and then start building the first page of the cv.

Include a strong personal profile

An interim CV should include a strong personal profile written in the 3rd person demonstrating exactly what you do, what you have done and WHY the employer should progress with the application is paramount.

Improve find ability on job sites with keywords

The use of keywords is vital throughout this document to ensure that it generates the most amount of exposure on job sites. To understand what your key words are for your industry sector takes time and to fully identify where and when to include them is an art form, however some top tips from CVpal’s interim writer would be to search relevant jobs on jobs sites and print off a selection of about 6 roles. Once you have completed this then highlight the words that are consistently repeated on the job specification under the required skills section. Just completing this exercise will dramatically increase your key words in the new CV.

Include your interim career history as an overview

Your interim career history can be displayed as an overview that can highlight the key messages you want to portray. Try and keep the career history succinct, focus on the key deliverables that you have identified in the key skills and profile section of the CV – this is to evidence the skills “in action”.

Be consistent

One of the main areas of importance (as well as a strong CV) is to have a consistent message running across all social media channels – especially LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn and actively networking is as important as completing contracts for any interim manager as you must ensure that you have a strong pipeline of enquiries / opportunities coming through. Find out more about our LinkedIn profile writing.

How long should my interim CV be?

You will find that experienced interim recruiters have differing opinions on how long a CV should be so we tend to encourage having a short and long / detailed version to ensure you please all recruiters. The document should be as easy to read and as concise as possible, sometimes too much information is detrimental to an application and you can actually talk yourself out of a contract / project.

How much will it cost?

The prices of our professional CV writing service varies dependent on the level of work required to maximise the document.

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As a HRD with 16 years experience of working as an Interim for Corporate and SME clients, I needed a new CV to market my service to both Interim Executive Recruiters or to CEO/HR teams. I have been extremely impressed with the service provided by CV Pal who truly understood my needs and provided excellent value for money services in a professional yet friendly manner.
An exceptional CV service, very happy to recommend to others.

Linda E Thorpe, Bromley

I am currently military and leaving the Army in the near future, I thought it would be a good idea to have my CV professionally written. Reason being it can be difficult for military personnel to express and relate their experiences and skills to the world outside of the Army. Instantly Andrew was very helpful and had previous experience of writing military to civilian CVs. He put together a very professional and polished CV for me within a week. I have since had a good amount of interest and positive feedback on the CV and I would definitely recommend CV pal and Andrew to any of my friends military or civilian.

Fiona Chalmers, Thirsk

Thank you CV Pal for the recent training covering CV's, Covering letters and interview techniques you conducted for the staff in my team.

We all found this course really interesting and very useful, Andrew was excellent in terms of his up to date knowledge and delivery style. The course content was all relevant with related activities to support learning, pace and challenge was excellent and it was really nice not to be “talked at for 2 days”.

In typical experienced trainer style Andrew was able to motivate and engage the group to facilitate learning in an enjoyable way, he was very self-assured and knew his subject well without being too didactic.

I would recommend this course to anybody who may need assistance with either C. V writing or interviewing techniques. Andrew was able to adapt the course content and delivery to the needs of his learners and included all areas we had highlighted needed particular focus to benefit us all. I feel very fortunate to have experienced this course and feel positively refreshed by the approach taken, I hope to work with Andrew again in the future.

Roma Ferreira, Faversham

After 7 months of applying for achievable jobs with no luck I realised it was down to my cv. I researched companies and came across CV pal. Within and hour of enquiring I received a call from Andrew who spent half an hour going through my cv with me asking me what I wanted to achieve and his thoughts on how they could better it, with no pressure to purchase their packages. After spending a few hours thinking about it I bought the cv and cover letter package. Within 48 hours I received a brand new cv and cover letter that encapsulates my potential and experience within a page and half. It is precise, punchy and professional focussing on all my achievements and skills. I am now very exited to see what comes my way. Thank you Andrew and CV Pal for an incredible service. Will definitely be recommending you to all my family and friends.

Rishi Patel, Denham

A quality service and supportive group. Andrew goes beyond expectations to help and make sure the result you expect is achieved. Its not only a service for the sake of doing a job but he cares that the work done on your CV or Personal Statement is good enough quality to meet your goals. I am personally very glad to work with him. Massive thank you.

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