Don't work for free in a job interview

Aaron Crowe

One thing I've run into again and again in job interviews is being asked for my feedback on the employer's Web site and how to make it better.

I usually offer a few ideas and offer some ways to improve it, but don't go into an exhaustive overview. After all, I'm not working for the company and don't want to give them all of my ideas without getting paid or researching it more with other workers.

So I was a little taken aback last month when after a job interview, an employer e-mailed me and invited me to a second interview and asked me to review its Web site for content. I'm a journalist, so doing that is no problem, but the same situation could apply to any job seeker being asked for feedback.