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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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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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 Wear On Your First Day.

So, you got through the interview without a hiccup and have finally bagged that dream job. But wait, everything you have known until now is about GETTING the job, not actually WORKING there… What do you wear? Will you fit in?

Don’t fret, ask the hiring manager what the dress code is and work around that. If you’re still at a loss, here is some helpful advice for you…

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Five Awesome Interview Prep Tips

4453647370_0ee521467f_zThe 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:

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Thoroughly research the company, interviewer, the role and the industry beforehand. Continue reading

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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