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  • Online job interviews - tips to help you stand out

    Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by GoodJobsNo comments

    If you are applying for roles at the moment and have made it through to interview stage - well done! You may now be preparing for your first ever video interview. Here are a few tips as shared by Charity People in our job seeking in lockdown clinic , to help you prepare and stand out. You can view a recording of the session and accompanying resources for free via the Utopy website . Having a ...

  • So, you want to hire a fundraiser?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by GoodJobsNo comments

    Ever wondered how GoodJobs started and what we offer? This brand new brilliant illustration created for us by Sketchnotes UK explains! Text description When you work for a charity, hiring a fundraiser can feel.... daunting! "What should I write in the job description? What should I include in the job advert? What targets should I set for their first year?" On top of that, you may have to invest ...

  • Could coaching or mentoring help you?

    Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 by GoodJobsNo comments

    Whatever stage you are at in your career, working with a mentor or coach can be a great boost. Professional coach and mentor Sarah Hind offers some thoughts about how to get the most out of mentoring / coaching. Sarah is currently coaching job seekers through the GoodJobs bursary scheme. She is passionate about mentoring and coaching and the benefits it can bring to both parties. ...

  • 5 things I learnt starting a new job in lockdown

    Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by GoodJobsNo comments

    Sarah Pye, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Sue Ryder shares her recent experience of starting a new job. She shares what she has learnt about building relationships, managing her time and to-do list and staying positive during this time. Her on-boarding for this role would have usually included every day in the office, meeting new colleagues in person and visiting front-line services. With all ...

  • Job seeking in lockdown

    Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by GoodJobsNo comments

    If you are looking for work at the moment, either because you need / want to move jobs or because you have been made redundant, it's really tough. The number of jobs out there is less and the process of applying and interviewing can be very draining. Here are some top tips shared by Glen Manners and Philippa Bryant of Charity People during our ‘job seeking in lockdown’ clinic, run in partnership ...

  • How to recruit remotely - a step by step guide

    Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 by Amelia Lee of Charity PeopleNo comments

    It has been a rollercoaster over the past few weeks and a time of confusion and stress for most people. Charity People remains positive and hopeful; mostly because our consultants are having inspiring interactions every day, with charities and candidates as the sector does what it does best - rolls up its sleeves and get to work. To make things as simple as possible for an organisation about to ...

  • Do graduates make better fundraisers?

    Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 by David BurgessNo comments

    What would you do if you found that four words on your job description were putting off talented people from applying while also contributing to the sector’s equality, diversity and inclusion challenges? We believe that one seemingly innocuous requirement is doing more harm than good. “Degree-level qualification required”. Do graduates make better fundraisers? A recent review of over 350 ...

  • #CharitySoWhite hashtag trends on Twitter

    Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Melanie MayNo comments

    The hashtag #CharitySoWhite was trending on Twitter today (Tuesday 20 August) as people in the sector shared their experiences of racism. By 5pm, there had been well over 2,000 tweets, with many of them liked and retweeted multiple times over, and attracting numerous comments of shared experiences and support. The campaign calls for urgent action to tackle racism in the charity sector, and was ...