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Independent Advisers & Consultants Community articles

The latest articles for Independent Advisers & Consultants Community members.

An Interim Career – why it’s for me

In this article, Mary Douglas shares with us how she became an interim executive, why she loves it, the challenges and the critical skills and qualities to be successful.

Networking through the screen – How to stay on people’s radar

For more years than I care to admit, I’ve been training and coaching a wide range of professionals, from senior executives to MBA graduates in the subtle art of networking – and of course, since March 2020, this has all been virtual! The most frequent question I’ve been asked is how to network remotely, implying that networking in the ‘new normal’ is somehow materially different to life pre-COVID 19.

Starting out as a portfolio FD or FC? My top five mistakes to avoid

James Shand is an experienced Virtual Finance Director and owns vfdnet, He shares mistakes he wishes he’d been told to avoid when starting out 18 years ago.

A portfolio career: will it deliver?

In this article we hear more invaluable advice from our speakers: Surekha Aggarwal, Nina El-Imad, Hannah Keartland and Daniella Wainwright.

Don’t duck the issue of IR35!

Richard Maitland, Partner at MHA McIntyre Hudson gives an update.

Getting Inside the Hiring Manager’s Mindset

In this article, David Clark, Operations Director at recruitment experts Headstar shares how hiring managers approach a pile of CVs and urges you to make sure your CV is the one that stands out from the crowd.

James McMillan, "solo-preneur"

In this article we take a deeper dive into the working world of James McMillan as he shares the drivers behind him taking a leap to a “solo-preneur” at 32, how being an ACA prepared him, support from CABA, the job satisfaction from being his own boss and making his own choices, and his delight in being named IoD Director of the Year for his NED role.

Life in the Coaching Lane!

When I completed my executive coach training I believed I was joining a profession, just like Accountancy. With my new occupation, I would be fully qualified, accredited and a member of a professional body, just like the ICAEW. All that remained was for me to set up my coaching practice just like any general practitioner would do. Voila! But so, naïve!

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