Should I mention how little pay I would work for?
January 5, 2013 3:31 PM Subscribe
I'm willing to work an internship for little or no pay. Should I mention this fact or would it come off as desperate and unprofessional?
posted by WCF to Work & Money (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There is a small, local software company in California that I'm really interested in working with. I have also applied to other companies, but this one is particularly interesting to me. I'm in a fortunate position where I can afford to work for little-to-nothing, I have a light college load in computer science, and I really want the experience. I do believe I meet the qualifications for a position.
I figure that an extra person at low monetary cost might be appealing to a small company. Should I include this bit when reaching out to them, or would it come off as desperate or unprofessional? If I do mention this, how could I best bring it up?