Charity Sector Predictions for 2021

2020 was a hugely challenging year for the charity sector and 2021 is set to bring new challenges, but also significant opportunities as the sector emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.  As organisations continue to grapple with widespread changes to managing their workforces, structural and financial change, and general uncertainty about the future, we’ve outlined some key predictions for…

The Road Ahead: Planning Your Career Path

January is the perfect month to take time to evaluate your job and career, and to decide where you are going and how/when you are going to get there! Going with our January newsletter’s theme of positivity, this can be a really positive exercise to focus your mind on all of your fantastic achievements so…

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…