So, you’ve spent HOURS perfecting your CV, portfolio & cover letter, you’ve applied for job(s), and now….. radio silence!
How do I know if they received my application? Why haven’t I heard back? When will I hear from them?????
For candidates with few or no interviews scheduled, do not despair!!
Here are some things that are common in any job application process (not just ours!):
there’s more applications than there are roles available
employers are VERY busy, and they may not have time to get back to you quickly. They may never get back to you at all.
their timelines, dates, business requirements may change at any time. It’s up to them to contact you if they want to hire you.
applying for jobs is stressful. Unless you’re at the top of their list, you’re unlikely to hear quickly, and you may only get a polite “no thanks” days or even weeks after you’ve submitted your application. You may never hear 🙁
Here’s some things that are really important to know, specific to our summer internship recruitment programmes:
We will have more employers & jobs popping up over the next few weeks. Last year, we had 20+ roles filled AFTER offers day.
The recruitment & matching process for our 2018 summer internships will continue right up until 3 October (and beyond). 3 October is when offers open this year, so that’s the earliest you’ll be getting a job offer through our summer internship programmes.
Not all employers are participating in speed interviews
Not all employers are making visible shortlists on our website
(if they are making a visible shortlist, then you can see which roles you’re being considered for on your jobs page. Filter by “roles I’m being considered for”, here’s what it looks like:
If you have a completed profile, you are in the running for internships, until all roles are filled (they will disappear from the Jobs page when they’re filled).
You don’t have to apply for a role to be contacted by an employer, invited for an interview or offered a job on our system.
If they’re not participating in Speed Interviews, employers will run their own process. They will be contacting candidates directly to arrange an interview, and it will probablybe before Offers Day.
Finally, please also remember withdraw from our programmes immediately if you are no longer available for a summer internship. A live profile on our site means you’re available, so if your situations changes it is very important that you opt out so that employers don’t invest time in you as a candidate!
PLEASE hang in there, keep your confidence up, and be ready for a random connection to a potential Intern employer!