The Faults in Hiring your Secretary’s Nephew

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You posted the vacancy, and received 30 applications. In two hours. By the end of the week it is well into the hundreds and the vacancy needs to be prematurely pulled. So do you continue with the daunting task of finding the candidate-needle in the application haystack, the academic diamond in the rough, the high-potential limited edition toy among the mediocre cereal flakes…or do you just scrap the recruitment process altogether? Continue reading

‘Why won’t anybody respond?’ Intern concern


Days spent scouring job and internship boards, submitting countless applications and receiving little to no response from recruiters and employers, can drive the confidence out of the most optimistic people, especially those fresh out of academia

Why the un-reciprocated interest from companies? When you feel like you can’t relate to anybody more than this guy, it is time to review your job hunting techniques. Continue reading

4 Ways To Spot A Fake Job Advert

What have I done!?

A while ago it emerged that a fifth of job adverts on the government’s Universal Jobmatch site were either fakes, duplicates or scams. Outraged and concerned, we thought we would save you the future frustration and disappointment of applying for a fake job.

On average, millennial job seekers use around fifteen different sources to help them find a job. That is a lot of potential fake jobs to work through. At Intern Avenue, we do not have that problem because we personally vet every advert which is posted. But, for your future reference, here’s how you spot a fake job advert:

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The Real ROI of Unpaid Internships

So you’re looking to hire an intern to get some fresh eyes on a side of your business that’s been neglected recently (see our recent post about the benefits of hiring a content writing intern) or to help out with the extra workload and tackle the odd jobs that have been piling up? The best part is you could get all this done for free right? Because unpaid internships are still a thing right? Well… Wrong. Continue reading

Hire a Content Writing Intern!

You may or may not have heard about Google’s Panda,  Penguin or Hummingbird updates. For the uninitiated, those aren’t the names most searched for attractions at the zoo – they are updates that have progressively made the content you publish, the most important way for your online presence to be tracked and indexed by Google. Continue reading

6 Top Tips For Your First Day At The New Job

If through a combination of hard work, persistence and good old fashioned luck, you’ve just landed your first job – congratulations!
Once the celebrating is done, before you know it, it will be time for your first day. It can be an intimidating, nerve racking experience (remember your first day of school?). Use these tips to make sure you have a stellar start on day one. Continue reading