Unemployed Now Need to Compete With People Who Will Work for Free

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Hey, jobless. We know you've been feeling pretty proactive on your job hunt. You've been personalizing your cover letters, attending career fairs, scouring Monster.com, making follow-up phone calls, enduring "networking" happy hours. But guess what? The competition just got stiffer: “People have been sending their CVs to our New York office saying, ‘hire me for free for six months,’” the head of sales at HDF Finance, a French fund of hedge funds, tells the Journal. “The CVs we are receiving are pretty good. These people are saying, ‘just let me show you what I can do.’” Great. [Deal Journal/WSJ via Cityfile]