We all like to get something for nothing. It's a fact of life.
Unfortunately for job seekers, a lot of employers have learned to excel at it in a market that heavily favors them and leaves candidates at a disadvantage.
In a recent post on Business Insider, a reader from New Haven, CT wrote to reporter Henry Blodget about his experience applying for a job and feeling pressured to do a "try out," that really amounted to giving a lot of free advice to the employer before ultimately being turned down for the job.
His story is hardly unique these days.