Offering to work for free (For an Off-cycle S&T internship)
I know it’s ill-advised to offer to work for free as it comes up as desperate and insecure, but is there a tactful way in approaching this?
Assuming one has passed initial screening and made it to a(but got rejected), how would you express your ‘hunger’ and willingness to learn by mentioning you’d be able to work for free just to gain experience and exposure on the industry, or at-least until you learned the ropes of the role?
Based off content here, it’s a last-ditch attempt in securing a spot that shouldn’t be mentioned to HR. But really what is the success rate of this strat?
The way I see it is that firms would always have work they could dish out, and that any experience on the floor is better than none.