‘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

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4 Ways To Spot A Fake Job Advert

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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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I underperformed on an automated video interview. Is there anything I can do?

Computer The short answer: YES!!

There is almost always something you can do about an interview or outcome that did not go your way or you feel did not fully expose your full potential.  Most recruiters are looking for people who are passionate about working for their company and want to succeed.  If you care enough to want to rectify a sub-optimal outcome this will rarely be seen as a negative. You should however know that it may not affect the ultimate outcome and/or that there are many things that could result in you failing to get the position which are outside your control.     Continue reading

Application Advice: Psychometric Testing

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So you have an interview for that job you REALLY want, but wait, they want you to complete a psychometric test? What exactly is a psychometric test? What does it entail?

It might sound a little scary, but with competition for jobs rising, we at Intern Avenue are increasingly seeing psychometric tests being included in the application process. Because of this, we have created this handy little guide to assist you!

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What To Include In Your CV

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It is one of the most, if not the most, important tools every job seeker has in their bag of tricks. Yet it can be so difficult to know what to include, and what to omit, in your CV.

Here at Intern Avenue we often get asked the questions: what do employers want to see in a candidates CV? Do start-ups want different things to traditional corporations? Are there any tips or tricks we can suggest to our members? Continue reading

Ten Steps To Intern Avenue

Finding an internship or a job can be a very daunting task. Where do you start? Which service do you use? How do you stand out against the thousands of others who are also internship hunting? Here at Intern Avenue we know how tiresome and difficult job and internship applications can be, which is why we strive to make the process as simple as possible. Unlike other job boards and recruiters, we have one form for you to fill out, and the rest is just a click of a button away!

The Intern Avenue team has been built from members just like you! We were young worried students and graduates looking for a job and we signed up to Intern Avenue not quite sure what would happen. Now here we are working for the company we pinned our recruitment hopes on. Because of this, we have decided to share with you some of our tips for creating a great profile on Intern Avenue.

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