The Faults in Hiring your Secretary’s Nephew


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


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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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

Application Advice: Psychometric Testing


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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The Secret To Acing Your Interview


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