Ask not what your company can do for you— Ask what you can do for your company


One of the most common mistakes young college grads make when interviewing for a job, is conveying their personal reasons for attending the interview. There's a time to tell the complete truth, and there's a time to keep it under wraps.

"This is an amazing learning opportunity," or "I truly believe this job will give me the experience I need to start a successful career," were passable statements to make on those internship interviews. However, make no mistake about it; an employer is NOT paying you to learn or to gain valuable experience for yourself. An employer expects you to already possess the necessary knowledge and required experience. Therefore, throw every sentence that focuses on the benefits of the job for you out the window.