Mental Resilience in the Face of Redundancy

We mentioned in our last blog article covering key tips about navigating a redundancy that your mental health is incredibly important during this time. Losing your job, in this current climate, naturally causes people to experience different emotions including stress, anxiety, and worry. However, you are not alone in facing redundancy and protecting your mental…

Navigating Redundancy and its Challenges

You will be aware that many organisations have taken the very difficult decision to make redundancies.  Results from Third Sector research predict that 7 out of 10 charities are likely to be making redundancies within the next year.  We understand that you may be feeling very unsettled during these uncertain times, and Longmire Recruitment are…

Volunteering and the Government Furlough Scheme

In this piece, we seek to investigate if the furlough scheme has, indeed, had a positive impact on the volunteering sector and how can charities retain volunteers once they have returned to work? In addition, we will provide a general overview of current volunteering initiatives, which have been welcomed by the public. Volunteering plays an…

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…