FAQ - Interim professionals

1. What is Planet Interim's added value for me as an interim professional?

You can read about all the advantages of Planet Interim for you by clicking this link.

2. I have an account. Why can't I log in?

You can log in using the log in area on the right side on top of the page, using your email address, which also serves as your personal user name.
You need to type in your password which was sent to you in the white field below it. Please note this is case sensitive!

You can also click here to request a new password.

In the E-mail with the password that you received you will also find a link with which you can Log In easily by just one click and go your My Account area.

Even with the new password I can not log in
If logging in with the new password (still) fails, it could mean that previously stored data such as stored in 'cookies' and 'temporary files' (containing eg previous login information) conflict with the new information that has to be filled. It is recommended to delete 'history', 'cookies' and 'temporary files' (eg via "Internet Options" in Internet Explorer) and then try logging in again with the new obtained data.

Log in using LinkedIn, Google+ or facebook
By connecting your facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn account, you can now easily log in with the same log in data you use logging in to these social media. Once you are logged in with your social media account and you visit Planet Interim as well, you will automatically be logged in to our website.

3. Why can't I react to interim assignments and why am I not shown any external assignments?

This means you are not (yet) logged in or your account isn't quite ready to be used. It usually means your profile hasn't been completely filled in. We recommend you to go back to your My Account area and add your work experience, education or other incomplete sections to make sure your profile is at least complete for 85%. As of 85% completeness you will become visible for potential employers and you can use your Planet Interim profile for applying for interim jobs published on Planet Interim. We like to invest in user convenience. Interim professionals can use an advanced tool to import (parts of) their own resume in Word. This allows for 85% of the profile to be quickly completed and updated. You will need to add any missing information yourself. Don't forget to save your information!

4. I have received a password; why have I received notification that my registration isn't complete?

Please don't just complete the first registration page. You will be sent a message, notifying you that a password has been sent to you for possibly completing the registration process at a later stage. A number of different sections follow after this first page, namely Education, Work Experience, Specialist Skills and your recommendation scores. However, for premium members we have created the functionality that you can apply with your own resume in PDF. Please remember, your profile will only become visible on Planet Interim as of 85% of completeness. Check by visiting your My Account area. Basic members will have to complete their Planet Inteirm profile first to be able to apply for published assignments on Planet Interim.

5. Are URL's, my (company) name, email addresses and telephone numbers blocked in my profile?

Your company name, the URL to your website and email address and telephone number are naturally accepted and shown in the appropriate places. However, we want to avoid every Tom, Dick and Harry being able to access the full contact details of interim professionals registered with Planet Interim on the internet. Customers (employers) must be registered with us before they can contact interim professionals.

It's also of the utmost importance that only those customers who are seriously interested can contact the interim professionals. Customers therefore need to be logged in themselves in order to see an interim professional's complete profile, including contact information. Only then can we trace who gets in touch with whom. This increases the quality of the contact and limits privacy risks.

If all contact information is immediately released onto the internet in the interim professionals' public profiles, then the above model wouldn't work. This is why the system will block any URL's or telephone numbers and your own company name which are entered in places not intended for these. Examples include entering this type of information with your ‘personal summary', your ‘work experience', etc.

6. Why are certain sections like ‘Education' and ‘Work Experience' compulsory?

Planet Interim strives to be the best possible interim platform for both interim professionals as well as employers This means that only current, complete and correctly registered interim profiles can be made available to (potential) customers.
It really is quite notable to make vital information such as Education and Experience compulsory.

The CV parsing tool, especially developed for Planet Interim, will assist you with registering your profile and keeping it updated on Planet Interim even more quickly and easily.

7. Why can't I register my Interim or Management B.V. in the "Work Experience" section?

Your company name, the URL to your website and email address and telephone number are naturally accepted and shown in the appropriate places. However, we want to avoid every Tom, Dick and Harry being able to access the interim professionals registered with Planet Interim on the internet.

For example, our intention is for you to provide concrete information regarding where and who you have worked for in the work experience section. Which positions and assignments you have actually worked on. It's not the intention for you to present your own (interim) BV / Ltd as an employer, nor to simply place a link to a website/CV somewhere else on the internet.

If you, as an interim professional, are reacting to an interim assignment or if you have been found by an employer, then your profile, as registered with Planet Interim, will be linked to your reaction and shown to the customer. It's therefore of the utmost importance that your profile will provide customers with a clear image.

The CV parsing tool, especially developed for Planet Interim, will assist you with registering your profile and keeping it updated on Planet Interim even more quickly and easily.

8. Can I register myself more quickly and keep my profile up to date?

Yes. You can import information from your own CV in Word using our CV parsing tool. You will need to add any missing information yourself. Don't forget to save your information!

9. How can I change my password?

Go to ‘change password' in your own My Account environment, on the left part on top within the 'Welcome' block.

10. Why would I want to change my free basic membership to premium membership?

With a free basic membership you will get access to interim jobs of more than 2,000 connected employers and current interim jobs of over 150 interim solution providers. Your profile will also become more visible for future employers due to our top search engine positions. You can also differentiate yourself by completing your profile with recommendations from your current and previous employers! This is all for free.



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11. Why doesn't the recommendation tool and email service for interim assignments work for me?

That might be because your notification settings are not well set, the notification service is turned off or your account is not yet fully active. These services are only available for interim professionals with fully active and complete profiles (as of 85% completeness). The recommendation tool only works if your have first registered your experience. The reviews are always linked to specific interim jobs or positions. This will prevent too general and noncommittal reviews to appear in the profile.

12. Why can't I react to interim assignments?

Only interim professionals with a premium membership can respond directly to interim assignments where their response is immediately sent to the advertiser. Premium members will also be redirected immediately to jobs we have inventoried with third party websites. Members with a free basic membership can also respond instantly to interim jobs but the reaction will only be forwarded to the employer 24 hours after initial publication time. With regard to assignments that we have inventoried with third parties, basic members will be be redirected as of 24 hours after initial publication time of the external job.


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13. Why can't (potential) employers see my complete CV free of charge?

It's important that only seriously interested employers can get in touch with registered interim professionals. We also need to be able to trace who has contacted who. It's also important, from a privacy point of view, that contact details can't instantly be found on the internet. Customers therefore need to be logged in themselves in order to see an interim professional's complete profile, including contact information.

However, customers can make a very focussed selection via variables like sector experience, specialist area and function group, work experience, education, recommendation scores, specialist skills etc.

14. Who has access to my registered details?

It's important that only seriously interested employers can get in touch with registered interim professionals. We also need to be able to trace who has contacted who. It's also important, from a privacy point of view, that contact details can't instantly be found on the internet. Customers therefore need to be logged in themselves in order to see an interim professional's complete profile, including contact information.

However, customers can make a very focussed selection via variables like sector experience, specialist area and function group, work experience, education, recommendation scores, specialist skills etc.

15. Some assignments are confidential. How can I make my profile less recognisable?

An interim professional can decide to make his or her profile less recognisable for various different reasons. For example, because interim assignments are confidential in connection with reorganisations to be carried out.

In such cases we would recommend not using the company names of the customers in question, but to describe these instead. For example, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. could be described as "Major Dutch Retail Bank". Plus the names of departments or positions could also be described differently compared to what they are referred to internally or with people in the know.

16. I have Premium membership. Why am I not receiving any interim assignments via the email notification?

Planet Interim is a marketplace matching supply and demand. It can of course happen (temporarily) that the current labour market is less in need for interim professionals with your profile. Unfortunately we cannot influence this. We can only suggest that you set your notifications not too pointed and please make sure that you will have complete profile to optimize your chances for a relevant interim job.

17. Why can't I communicate regarding assignments on Planet Interim via telephone or email?

Planet Interim is an independent interim platform which is used by interim professionals, employers and mediators. Planet Interim doesn't assess possible matches, but facilitates all parties in the interim market. In order to get in touch with the customer or mediator in question, you will first need to look at the assignment and register in case you're interested, or log in to Planet Interim, which will subsequently allow you to react to the assignments. Planet Interim offers the possibility for customers to invite or reject interim professionals and interim professionals can apply or turn down possible invitations. All correspondence can be provided with a reason or further information. Neatly standardised and personalised email notification, either in Dutch or English, provides extra support for communication between the customer and the interim professional.

18. My CV can not be imported or the "parsing results" are unusable. What to do?

You can easily create your Planet Interim profile by importing your own resume. We process the information automatically which you can customize and save. As the CV Parser can not keep apart information from multiple columns, it is important that your resume does not consist of several columns and tables. So please use a simple structure, preferably in Word format. Other formats such as RTF, TXT or PDF are possible but might lead to inferior results.
Also make sure that every work experience, job or assignment has the same clear structure that is consistently applied. For example, on line 1 the dates and organization name, on line 2 the function name and on line 3 the explanation of the function or assignment.
The CV Parser can mix up referees or references with your own experience, so please do not mention references on your resume. Instead, go to your My Account area and request for recommendations to improve your ranking and visibility on Planet Interim.

19. How up to date are the assignments on Planet Interim?

Speed is an absolute must where interim assignments are concerned. This is why an inventory of all interim assignments of more than 150 interim sites in the Dutch, Belgian, French, UK and German market is prepared at three times a day (!). These assignments are recognised and given uniform codes based on advanced technology and are therefore comparable and searchable. Plus there is naturally also the supply of assignments which have been directly placed on Planet Interim (which are always at the top of the search results and will receive more exposure).

Assignments are automatically removed after 3 to 4 days. This means that even if an interim assignment is still online on a source website, we will still no longer show it. The daily updates don't just include placing assignments, but also the removal and adjustment of these.

20. Do I have to pay a Fee to Planet Interim if a Match is achieved?

Because we want to maximize the probability of a Match between Interim Jobs and our members, the publication of Interim Jobs on Planet Interim is Free of Charge.

To be able to keep maintaining and improving Planet Interim, we do ask our members for a contribution to the costs. For this purpose, we have developed the following two types of membership for Interim Professionals:

1. A Free Basic Membership with a No Cure No Pay based Fee
With a Free Basic Membership you can make use of all the facilities of our platform Free of Charge. However, if you have obtained an Interim Job through Planet Interim you will pay Planet Interim a Fee as of € 100,- to a maximum of € 195, - ex. VAT each month during the first three months of your Agreement. The amount due is related to the number of working hours in a regular workweek as agreed with the Employer.

For the details of this scheme please check Article 12. ‘The Revenue Model of Planet Interim’ of the General User Agreement.

2. Premium Membership: Additional Benefits for € 5 each month
With a Premium Membership you do not pay any Fee in case you will find an Interim Job through the use of Planet Interim. In addition, among others, your Job applications will be sent to Employers 24 hours earlier than those of Basic-members.

The Premium Membership can be obtained for € 5.95 per month or € 30 per 6 months ex. VAT.

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21. What is the Revenue model of Planet Interim?

Planet Interim is an independent platform with the mission to make the interim market more transparent by matching interim assignments with highly educated interim professionals in a cost-efficient and effective manner.

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