AIBU to not give my presentation away following an unsuccessful job interview?

(6 Posts)
TygerTyger Thu 03-Nov-16 10:36:42

Hello, I've just been for a job interview. I've been told how marvellous I am (natch) and how wonderfully confident I am (not). I have been asked if I give them my presentation as a lot of work had obvs gone into it. The cost of the suit was £200, some journals for research was 50 quid and DH and DF think I should not give my research away. I don't want to p*ss them off, but in this job climate it feels that you have to give give give. On the one hand I want to please but on the other hand I'm tempted to feel its unprofessional of me to give proper work away for nothing. Help! hmm

JellyBelli Thu 03-Nov-16 10:39:26

Its deeply unprofessional for them to ask you to give them all that work for nothing. dont do it.
They should offer a decent consultancy fee. Ask for one, or refuse outright. Dont ask for less than £3,000, and at least try to dosome research to find out if its worth more.
You could also offer it for sale to other companies. It may be a useful income for you.

lougle Thu 03-Nov-16 10:42:22

"I'm sorry, but as you could see, a lot of work went into my presentation so I'm not willing to give it away free of charge."

TygerTyger Thu 03-Nov-16 11:13:06

Thank you JelliBelli and Lougle. I do feel that I've been slightly duped. Feedback was you didn't provide this or provide that but they didn't ask for those things and they weren't on the job description for me to prepare, so I'm left thinking if they already had a preferred candidate, why was my time wasted.

TygerTyger Thu 03-Nov-16 11:13:12

Thank you JelliBelli and Lougle. I do feel that I've been slightly duped. Feedback was you didn't provide this or provide that but they didn't ask for those things and they weren't on the job description for me to prepare, so I'm left thinking if they already had a preferred candidate, why was my time wasted.

CremeBrulee Thu 03-Nov-16 11:24:51

Dear would-be-employer, I'm pleased that you liked my interview presentation and would be happy to provide you with a full copy of my work. My usual rate for this level of research and associated outputs is £x, however as a gesture of goodwill on this occasion I would be happy to provide you with my work for £y. Please let me how you wish to proceed....

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