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

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‘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

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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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How to make the most out of Intern Avenue.

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On average, Millennials (that’s you and me) use 12 different sources for their job hunt. Twelve! In our parents day all you had to do to get hired was turn up at the office with a CV and a “go-getter” attitude. Not anymore. For 92% of us, we confine all of our job hunting to the internet, scouring jobs boards, Google and social media for the perfect job. Wouldn’t it be great if you only needed one source, where you could set when you wanted to be contacted by employers (we’ve all been barraged with calls at one point or another) or not. Well, that’s what we have created here at Intern Avenue; a one-stop-shop for all your job and internship hunting needs.

Sounds great doesn’t it? “But hang on, how can I really make the most of this service, and will it get me a job?” I hear you ask. Well, I’m going to let you in on a few little secrets to make sure you get the most out of Intern Avenue!  Continue reading

How to write a personal statement that will get you noticed by employers.

origin_9253192330It can feel like the most overwhelming task when completing your job application, but your personal statement is an important tool for potential employers, and one that you should use wisely. Within it you must be able to explain who you are, what you know and what you have done, as well as why they should pick you.  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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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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