I underperformed on an automated video interview. Is there anything I can do?

Computer The short answer: YES!!

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

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The 7 worst things you can do in an interview.

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

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

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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The Secret To Acing Your Interview

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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 Ultimate Interview Dress Guide

work clothesYou 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