Never be desperate -- or dumb -- enough to work for free

07/27/2010 | Punk Rock HR

If a recruiter or company asks you to work for free as part of the interview process -- such as coming up with an idea to solve a real-world problem -- don't do it, Laurie Ruettimann writes. If you decide to make a presentation, then retain the rights. "I'm a cynical HR professional and I know one thing: if you're dumb enough to give me a free work product in a desperate attempt to get a job, you are too dumb to work for my company," she writes.

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