German example

It has the quality of being blunt: “We are not only looking for new employees, we are looking for committed and young-minded people, who want to take the chance working for a global company.” Once again, the “chance” to work for free.

Looking at the job posting, it’s quite clear that they are looking for a new employee, not someone that they want to coach at the expense of their own productivity:

• Support of the recruitment process and contract management
• Participation in HR projects and taking over own projects
• All HR database related data management and management of the time-tracking-system

Their attempt to hide it is miserable. From the “Your profile” section: “First working experience in Human Resources in an international environment.” So, since it’s a first in this particular context, you have too much to learn to be paid? What about: “First working experience on the 7th floor of a building oriented northwest”? If the employee is expected to do all of the above, it’s not an internship.

But I’d be surprised if they get all they ask for. One of the requirements is “Very good knowledge of the German employment law”.

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