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
There is a lot of advice on the internet which says what you should be doing at an interview, but what about what not to do? Just like in a driving test, you can do everything right, but get one “major” and you’re in the fail category. It hardly seems fair, but with an increasing number of applicants per job, employers are only looking for the cream of the crop. So, in order to steer you clear of making these major mistakes, we’ve compiled a list of the seven worst interview habits. 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
You have prepared how you’re going to answer that dreaded question, “Can you tell me about yourself?”. You have researched the company inside out, from last year’s revenue to the name of their CEO’s cat. You are feeling ready to walk into that interview and then you remember that you still have not decided what you will wear.
Call it common sense, but you would be surprised by how common it is for people to mess up their interview attire. According to a survey, run by a management careers company, 37% of companies admitted to not hiring a candidate due to how they were dressed. That is a lot of people who have potentially missed out on a good job. The good news is that dressing for an interview is not rocket science. If you follow our simple advice, you will be able to back up your excellent presentation an equally impressive look. 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