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Unfortunately most of my work is internal -- I was toying with the idea of a small web demo to give the company better insight. What do you think?

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If the company wants demo they will ask you for it. –  Ladislav Mrnka Apr 28 '11 at 14:13
    
Think about how badly it'll look if the demo (somehow) failed. –  Jonathan Khoo Apr 28 '11 at 18:27

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Make a website for yourself to showcase your abilities. Include it on your resume and business card (if you have one). Let it be your living demo.

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It is a good idea. Mention on your CV that they can view your work online. During the interview, ask first before giving a demo. Giving a demo when your interviewer is not interested in seeing it will be annoying and you will loose a few points

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@DPB - I sort of disagree you would lose points. It really has to do with the interviewer I suppose. If the demo was trivial thing it might really impress them. –  Ramhound Apr 28 '11 at 14:57
    
You might lose points if the demo fails to impress them... –  FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Apr 28 '11 at 15:18
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@Ramhound: Having a demo ready to go is probably a plus. Asking if the interviewer wants to see it won't hurt you. Taking control of the interview is almost always a bad idea. –  David Thornley Apr 28 '11 at 16:34

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