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Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking to two brilliant fundraisers. Although one has specialised in corporate and events and the other in trust fundraising, they both had something in common: this was their first fundraising role having transferred from other industries. My corporate and...

Today we spoke with one of our candidates who is attending an interview next week. They informed us that they are now in self-isolation due to C-19. The candidate feels fine and is keen to have a virtual interview, if the charity is willing to do so....

Last week I had to tell a candidate that they came a close second at interview but they didn't get the corporate fundraising job they had applied for. This person was gutted. We spoke at length about the things that they could do to improve their...

Part of my job as a charity fundraising recruiter is to collect references on behalf of my clients. More and more I am receiving factual references (ones that simply state the job title and length of service). It seems that character references (ones that actually...

An article in Third Sector entitled 'Unstructured interviews are a bad way to recruit' by Gill Taylor got me thinking yesterday. Gill is right, going on your gut instinct alone when recruiting could result in you employing the best blagger rather then the best candidate...