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Impact of coronavirus: can we help?

Friends of Big Umbrella, We hope you’re staying well in this crazy & uncertain time. Our hearts go out to the individuals, families & businesses who have been most impacted by coronavirus. The incredible courage of everyone working to fight this crisis is admirable & appreciated. 👏🙏 For many industries, hiring is (of course) not a priority right now. Though we’ve…

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The Nervous Candidate – Forgive or Forget?

We have had a couple of instances lately where candidates have received feedback on their interview performance that they didn’t “sell themselves” adequately, were shy &/or nervous. Having worked closely with these candidates during the recruitment process & knowing that they’d invested significant time & effort into their interview preparation, it was disappointing to receive this feedback on a candidate’s…

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One small change to the recruitment process for the greater good

This is a recent conversation I had in an interview & like many I’ve had before… Big Umbrella:  Your experience sounds great, so which organisations have you applied to (or been put forward to by an agency)? Candidate:  Well, I spoke with Recruiter Y a while ago & they were going to put me forward to a few companies but…

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Back to Basics: 9 Simple Tips for a First-Class CV

Some recruiters spend a matter of seconds screening applications, so it’s critical that your CV stands out from the crowd.  Below are nine practical tips to help create a CV that gets you noticed. Carefully review the job advertisement, position description & company website Familiarise yourself with available information on the role and company. Tailor your CV to suit the…

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