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.
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:
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!
“What is a Psychometric Test?” Continue reading
Here at Intern Avenue, we know that attending a job interview can be a nerve-racking affair because you are so focused on not making a mistake. The truth is, interviews do not have to be stressful. In fact, the best interviews are the ones where you converse with the interviewer.
So how do you impress at an interview?
1. Dress smartly – For most companies both males and females should wear dark conservative suits. However, for some tech companies and startups, smart trousers, a shirt and a jumper is fine for males. For females, a dressy blouse with nice trousers or skirt will suffice. For more information read our blog on how to dress. Continue reading
The key to doing well at an interview is preparation. If you nail the preparation, the rest should flow pretty smoothly. It is not rocket science but it is an area so many people do not excel at. If you follow our general rules, you should be able to prepare effectively for your next interview:
Thoroughly research the company, interviewer, the role and the industry beforehand. Continue reading
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.