Work from Home and Homeschooling: Balancing the Two

For the last six weeks, many people have been navigating the challenges of work from home while also managing childcare and home schooling.  By now, routines have been established that are hopefully working well.  We’ve put together some best practices, which cover areas such as mental health and wellbeing, setting a routine and communication that…

Interviews During a Pandemic: How to “Virtually” Succeed

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected just about every country in the world and is proving to be a difficult time for many: employees have had to adapt to new working styles including being based remotely from their offices and making the most of technology to continue communicating with their colleagues. Intertwined with these work…

Your Job Interview: Tips and Advice

Interviewing is a skill, in which your ability to build a rapport with interview panel members and communicate your skills and expertise clearly are just as important as your relevant experience for the role which you presented on your CV. Just like any other skill, interviewing well can be developed with practice. By preparing for…

Key Tips to Prepare for Your Interview

The key to interview success is preparation. This applies whether you are meeting with a potential employer or with a recruitment consultant for the first time. Here are some best practice tips to support you to prepare for a first stage in-person interview to ensure you give yourself the best opportunity to represent yourself and…

CV Tips and Best Practices

Writing a strong professional CV is really important as it is your real opportunity to demonstrate to a potential employer that you are an excellent candidate for their vacancy. A hiring manager will decide whether or not to invite you for an interview based on how closely aligned your skills are in relation to the…

Writing a Strong Supporting Statement

Many organisations in the charity and social purpose business sector ask candidates to submit a CV and supporting statement when applying for their live vacancies. These documents will be carefully reviewed and considered as part of the organisation’s shortlisting process. A supporting statement is your opportunity to demonstrate to your potential employer that you are…

To be Flexible or Not? A Different Way of Working

Following a fantastic year of negotiating, on behalf of candidates and clients, flexitime, remote working, condensed hours, working from home, part-time hours and job shares, we decided to investigate whether our experience (that more and more applicants are keen to discuss flexible working options) gels with our clients’ experience, and the experience of the wider…

Let’s Talk About Developing a Personal Brand

What does it mean to develop your personal brand? It’s more than handing out several thousand business cards with elaborate fonts to people you meet at networking events or conferences. Personal branding is important with regards to building a successful career. It’s about how you present yourself to potential clients, recruiters or anyone else crucial…

Welcome to the Longmire Recruitment Blog

We are delighted to present to you our official blog, which will enable us to share top tips for interviews and CVs, insights into the charity/not for profit sector and more!