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...
“I LOVE learning & am REALLY excited to have the chance to LEARN.”
...errrr....Record skip/Frreeze frame
“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”
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
then INVALUABLE + INDISPENSABLE
You pay to LEARN.
You get paid to DO.