Four Tell All Interview Questions

Interview techniques with Green Umbrella

How do you know when you’ve found ‘The One’? It can be difficult; a long, arduous process and an emotional roller coaster but until you jump right in, you don’t know for sure, how it will pan out. I’m talking about hiring a new team member here rather than finding a significant other. Or maybe

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What Do I Post On Social Media? Here are Twenty Ideas

Social Media Ideas of Things to Post

If I had £1 every time I was asked the question “but what on earth do I post everyday”? then I would be a very wealthy person.  I have distributed a handout for many years called “Ideas of things to post” during my social media workshops, but I thought it would be a good idea

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What Business Books Did I Read This Month? (August)

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips

As you may be aware, I set myself a goal of reading a minimum of two books a month which covered any of the following topics: – • Business Development • Social Media & Online Marketing • Personal Development • Productivity • Inspirational biographies

I Never Meant To Start A Business

Sock Monkey's monkeytastic

Twelve months ago, I never would have seen myself as a business owner. Starting a business happened by accident. If you speak to many people who run craft businesses, having a baby is often to blame. It’s the hours spent awake in the middle of the night when the brain runs mad. I found myself

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Social Media Scheduling Tool Is My New Secret Sauce….ssssshhhh!

MeetEdgar, the social scheduling tool

I have discovered a new tool that has saved me approximately 3 hours a week. Yes! That is 12 hours a month that I can now spend doing more important stuff. This tool is unique, and although I am still a Hootsuite fan for running my teams, I have become an Edgar fan overnight for

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How Much Do You Trust Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots?


Free Wi-Fi is everywhere these days, coffee shops, pubs, airports, supermarkets, hotels, and even just walking down any high street you may come across many random free connections as you pass by. But how safe is it to use these free connections ? Well the short answer is that if you have taken precautions then

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What Are the Top 5 Worries Keeping Recruiters up at Night?

What are the top 5 challenges that keep recruiters awake at night?

Not so long ago, we did a survey to determine what the biggest challenges are that recruiters face. And what we found was actually pretty cool. Despite targeting agencies in different sectors UK wide, there were five top challenges that swept the board. So what the heck are these challenges, and more importantly – what

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Are You Suffering From Blog Phobia? Don’t Worry, You Are Not Alone.


Most business owners now understand the importance of having unique content on your website, especially if you have any chance of being found in Google searches.  But putting pen to paper, or keyboard to screen can sometimes be a challenging task.  What on earth do you write about?  Where do you start? Before I share

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