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1/ One piece of GREAT advice I offer that I got
when applying for an internship—

Most people—like me in my late teens/early 20s—spent an entire life “LEARNING” (being taught or coddled by parents + teachers)...

On a key interview I passionately pitched myself...
2/ ...of all i had achieved in school. And what a passionate sponge and learner I was. And then I said the dumbest thing I could—the thing I had said my entire school career

“I LOVE learning & am REALLY excited to have the chance to LEARN.”

...errrr....Record skip/Frreeze frame
3/ My interviewer a very successful Wall Street finance guy with a square jaw stared at me with daggers in his eyes not just uninspired but annoyed

“NO. You are not here to ‘LEARN’. You are here to make my job easier. You are here to make me more productive to HELP not to LEARN”
4/ My advice is same:
apply for any role or job—seize any opportunity from intership to full-time—you are no longer in school

You are not seeking teacher or parent praise.
You are there to HELP + BE USEFUL

You pay to LEARN.
You get paid to DO.
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