I was pleased to be asked to share my insights for this article on how to avoid the “Free Consulting” trap in interviews.
One of the problems here is that the candidate perceives the interviewer as having all the power in the relationship. That can lead to feeling you must do exactly what they ask.
You need to strategize this ahead of time, and figure out both your approach and your limits when the issue starts to raise it’s head. For more on this, see this article as well.
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