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How to complete a test task

When evaluating a candidate, employers are increasingly not limited to conducting interviews and viewing resumes, but are also asked to complete a test task. Is it worth it to meet the company and do the work, albeit a test one, for free? Show your skills “Why carry out the test task if there is a trial period ahead?” - the candidates are perplexed. “If the work in a particular company is really interesting for a specialist, he will not refuse to carry out a test assignment,” recruiters retort. Both those and others are right in their own way. Applicants are sorry to spend their time and energy on unpaid work, which does not give a guarantee of employment, and employers want to be as confident as possible in the qualifications of the candidate who is hired. Who is right in this absentee dispute? First of all, it is worth saying that the trial period and the test task are fundamentally different things. The test task shows some practical skills of the candidate, but does not allow
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