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The 5 Situations Where It Pays to Work for Free

Taking unpaid positions doesn't have to be an act of desperation

By Joel Schwartzberg - December 5, 2011
In today's limping economy, is the rule "don't work for free" an absolute commandment? Not necessarily sometimes volunteering, interning and doing great work gratis can pay off in the end. The key is recognizing the difference between non-paying gigs that offer advantage and those that merely take advantage.

Below, employment and business experts share the five (and only five) reasons a job seeker should consider working for something other than a paycheck... and some good advice for those that do. ...

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