Internship Tips To STAND OUT Even If You Don’t Have Work Experience

Wondering how to interview with no experience? Here are some essential internship tips that will help you rack up the skills you need to outshine your competition! Position yourself as an asset to any potential company or client, even if you don’t have any previous work experience!

How to get the most out of an internship opportunity. 

Internship Tip 1- Take Pride In Everything You Do:

The reason why it is so important to take ownership of where you are in your life is because it empowers you to actually take action and do something about it to change it!

focus on results rather than excuses and start implementing the following internship tips in order to laterland the job of your dreams

If you keep on “blaming” others or falling “victim” of the situation you are in, it somehow makes you feel excused to do nothing about it. You want to make sure you take pride in everything you do because even if you are not “employed” yet, higher-level management is looking and assessing whether you would be worth the future investment or not.

Dressing appropriately is also something you want to take pride in since that is something we are naturally judged on. (don’t get mad at me, I don’t make the rules, just stating facts!)

Improve Your Confidence!

Make sure to be level headed, calm, and ready to overcome any challenge that might be presented to you with eagerness to succeed.

If you do anything, being trustworthy and reliable is crucial to your success! Being honest, to me at least, is one of THE MOST important traits when trying to pick someone to join your team.

respect is something that is earned, mainly when part-taking in an internship you need to make sure you are always at your best performance

If someone is boasting and trying to constantly convince me of their value rather than showing me through their work, timeliness, and eagerness to learn, it not only concerns me on a productivity level, but it alerts me that there is something they are being dishonest about or trying to hide with all of the “fluff-talk”.

It is much more admirable to have someone that is honest and admits not knowing something yet but is willing to learn rather than having someone who promises the moon and underdelivers.

Internship Tip 2- Be Relevant:

  • Pick a relevant field to your future career when choosing to intern
  • Network with anyone and everyone you get a chance to talk to
  • When you are getting along and the relationship reaches its “peak” ask for a reference or letter of recommendation
  • Add them on Linkedin to grow your network and keep in touch professionally
  • Attend company events and parties. (To get the chance to meet and network with people that are normally out of reach or not in your department etc)
  • Shoot for the stars! If you have a great question or contribution to make, go to the CEO and introduce yourself. (Of course, this should not waste anyone’s time since you would have obviously taken the time to do your homework on the subject matter and was not something that could have been resolved or thought of otherwise, just be quick and bring value!)

Internship Tip 3- Be Curious & Take Advantage Of The Opportunity:

don't be afraid to ask questions! it is an internship afterall
  • Use these experiences to develop new skills that put you a step ahead of the competition
  • Be curious about how everything works and become an expert
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  • Do extra work (you are trying to rack up as many skills as possible in your niche)
  • Always deliver more than it is asked of you (remember you are trying to add value and RESULTS on your resume)
  • Talk less and listen more! (you already know what you know, you need to find out what they know)
  • Write down in detail everything you learned that you retained important.
  • Make sure you are not afraid to ask for feedback and constructive criticism, it is NOT personal! (think of it as having the secret that others don’t to continuously improve yourself)
  • Be attentive to the dynamics of the place
  • Front line employees can have extremely valuable information about what they see working or not working. Ask them what they think could be improved, removed, or what they love
  • Ask if the company offers free courses or resources during your internship as most companies have them but don’t advertise it to employees enough
  • Feel free to ask others what they would have done differently when they started so that you can skip as many mistakes as possible
  • Ask if they offer any paid certifications, you want to try and earn certifications relevant to the path you want to pursue. (there are all kinds of certs available; like google, facebook or social media, project mgt, real estate, finance, cybersecurity, AI, IT, coding or whatever it is you are into)
  • Never stop learning! Try to attend seminars, events, listen to podcasts, watch webinars, read books and test your skills

Most Importantly …

Finally, just remember that you are extremely valuable to them as well, the end goal of an internship is to keep that intern as an employee. Turnover is not only expensive but it also creates gaps in employment which are never good when you are running a successful company. You already know what they want you to know and how they want you to do it, they molded you into their perfect candidate!!!

If You Get The Chance To Go To a Volunteer Event:

  • Network with other volunteers 
  • Pick something relevant to your career interests or something dear to you which aligns with your values
  • Put yourself aside and help others
  • Be passionate, empathetic, timely and respectful
  • Be open-minded and take others’ opinions and ideas into consideration but try to still bring value. (find a solution that might be more efficient than what they currently have in place, be innovative!)
  • In many cases, this type of environment is usually pretty relaxed and disorganized so you can pitch in and really practice your leadership & inspirational skills to motivate others to accomplish their goals.

Never Stop Learning

Aside from these specific situations, you want to still take the initiative to do these things for yourself regardless of whether you are in an internship or not. 

aside from the internship or the volunteering, makes sure to always make time for learning something new

Focus yourself on improving your knowledge by actually learning and I don’t mean just read it, move on, and forget it. Consider that human learning has two components:

  • 1) Understanding
  • 2) Remembering

Either of these by itself is not sufficient. The most brilliant and inspired teacher cannot “cause” you to learn. Only you can do that! You would do yourself a great favor by developing this “curiosity habit” as early on as you can.

Keep In Touch!

Now you know how to get the most out of your internships and volunteer experiences. But if you are ready to prep for an interview or a meeting, make sure to hit that FOLLOW button on the blog because next week I will give you simple guidelines that will clear up all that guesswork for you. 

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How To Find Your Life Purpose | Feeling Lost? READ THIS!

Have you ever felt confused with answering any of these questions? 

  • What should I do in my life? 
  • What am I meant to do?
  • I don’t know what to do with my life
  • How do I find my passion? 

If you are not currently aligned with your “life purpose, mission or values” you might feel that:

  • You are not waking up excited to start your day 
  • Confused about where to even start and convinced yourself you don’t know your purpose
  • Lack of passion for what you are currently doing
  • No fulfillment
  • Burnt out
  • Drained of your good energy
  • Surrounded by people who drain you and bring you down
  • And you are left just exhausted at the end of each day

If You Are Struggling With Any Of The Symptoms Listed Above…Then This Is Worth Your Time!

How to find your life purpose is one of the main questions asked in self development, why don't we take charge today and make a difference in our lives
Do Something About It

Today I am going to shed some light on the most asked or thought about personal development question and I am going to share the top tips on how I figured out what I wanted to do with my life and how to find life purpose  

Ditch the quarter-life crisis and telling yourself that you don’t know what to do in life, 

YOU GOT THIS! Just follow along with the exercises and tips and let me know if it helped you in the comments below 🙂 

First Things First: Let’s Bust Some Myths…

A Life Coach Will Do It All For You

A life coach cannot find your life purpose or passion for you. they can only guide you on how to find your life purpose and hope that you are ready to take action to follow the steps towards your own success
You Are The Answer

A life coach cannot be expected to find your mission and life purpose for you, no one can do it for you, we are all different, you can be directed and guided but it needs to come from you.

You are the one who holds the key to your own success.

If you are not willing to take action yourself to accomplish your own goals than a life coach cannot do much to help you.

A life coach is perfect for helping people who already decided that they had enough and decided that they WANT to turn things around in their life.

You Have To Have It All Figured Out By A Certain Age

The main thing you need to get started with just needs to be in tune enough with yourself to be able to know what things in life give you meaning and happiness – this is different for everyone.

Stick to pursuing a path that feels right at this point in your life and that is aligned with your values and moral standards. The rest will unfold as you go.

You Have To Make Up Your Mind And Stick With It Forever 

Sometimes obsessing over trying to find your life purpose can become the problem itself.

Don’t waste your time trying to neat pick every move you’ll make in the future. It will cause you to miss out on all of the current opportunities and chances in your life.

Say Goodbye To Your Fears & Take Action

Analyze The Situation

Start by asking yourself some S.M.A.R.T. questions.

Avoid Broad Questions Like:

  • What are you put on this earth to do?
  • Identify the “why” behind everything you do
  • What is your life purpose?

Instead, Ask Yourself:

  • What did you enjoy doing most of when you were a kid? Like 5 to 10 years old?
  • Which struggle or sacrifice are you willing to tolerate?
  • Are you ever so deeply interested in something that you forget to even eat because you get almost obsessive about it?
  • And finally, what do you want to want to accomplish or experience?

Let’s See What The Experts Have To Say About How To Find Your Life Purpose

On one of Adam Leipzig’s Ted Talks, he explains that you should be able to identify your “life purpose” just by answering the following 5 questions.

  • What do you love to do?
  • Is there something you able to teach others? What do you do?
  • Who do you do it for?
  • What do they want or need?
  • And how have they changed as a result?
These Tedtalks about how to find your life purpose by Terri Trespicio and Adam Leipzig might provide some clarity
Check Out These Ted Talks By Clicking On Their Names

While based on this Tedtalk, Terri Trespicio’s believes the following:

  • Find whatever feels right now and passion will come.
  • Don’t wait, just start doing

She explains that because we change our mind on our major multiple times, passion changes and that it is senseless to get anxious and over-analyze something that might not fit you a few years from now

And even though these are valid points of view, I felt I needed something more…

Let’s Take It A Step Further, So You Can Actually Find Out How To Find Your Life Purpose

Jack Canfield wrote a book called the success principles and it is through that book that I realized what my life life purpose was and I think it would help you too to figure out how to find your life purpose
I Love Reading Because It Allows You To Interpret The Message How You Receive It Best

My very FAVORITE way to look at things is the way Jack Canfield explained them in his book “The Success Principles”

I LOVE this book and recommend everyone to check it out

I believe the original idea he got Arnold M. Paton author of “The Journey” (which I have not read yet)

As he explains, we need to take 100% responsibility for our lives and what happens in them. There should be no room for excuses or complaints.

NO Excuses And NO Complains

You need to give up excuses and complaints once and for all if you want to succeed.

Homework

A good way to figure out how to find your life purpose is by eliminating all excuses and complaints and teaching your subconscious mind that there is a cost associated with complaining
Realize That Excuses & Complaints Have A Cost

Put $2 in a jar every time you “slip up” and make an excuse, not to punish yourself, but because you want to teach your subconscious that there is always a cost associated when taking that route. 

Clear your mind, forgive yourself for the past, and be ready to celebrate your new awareness.

Un-initiated people will give up after the lows and plateaus in their journey but you are not like that.

Don’t give up and be patient because if you are, you will eventually breakthrough!

Remember that success will take patience, perseverance, time, and effort.

Ask yourself:

  • Which job do you love so much that you would do it for free but that you could still get paid for?
  • What do you want to accomplish? To experience?
  • What does success look like to you?

It could sound something like:

  • To inspire people through….
  • By empowering people to live their dreams through…
  • To facilitate people to…

Vague answers provide vague results

Actually Complete These Exercises To Be Able To Have Clarity And Plan Off Of It

Be as specific as possible when you are setting up your intentions towards achieving your goals. Remember that if you don’t know how to define what you want, you probably won’t achieve it.

These Are The Exercises He Teaches That I Felt Helped Me Tremendously

Exercise 1: How To Find Your Life Purpose

  1. Make a list of the times you felt most joyful and alive
  1. Can you figure out a way to make a living doing these things?

Exercise 2: How To Find Your Life Purpose

(The Life Purpose Exercise) Arnold Paton Author of “The Journey”

1) List 2 of Your Unique Personal Qualities

  • such as enthusiasm and creativity

2) List 1 or 2 Ways You Enjoy Expressing Those Qualities With Others

  • such as to support and to inspire

3) Assume The World Is Perfect Right Now

  • what does it look like?
  • How are people interacting with each other?
  • What does it feel like?  

Write your answer in a full sentence

4)  Summarize All The 3 Steps Above In ONE Sentence 

Even after you decide your life purpose you want to always remember to never let “sunk cost bias” (the amount of effort and time to put into something) stop you from taking corrective action towards something that might be better suited.

Talk to you next week!

Now you know some of the main things you can do to find your life purpose and you completed some practical exercises that will help you clarify your thoughts towards the right direction. 

Please feel free to comment on anything else you might have done that has helped you or if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to connect with me whether it is here or social.

Please stay in touch and let me know if this worked for you

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Get to Know Me, Don’t be Shy!

Today I wanted to tell you a bit about myself and why I am here since this is the beginning of a great friendship with you.

Hi,

My name is Pamy, I was born and raised in Venice, Italy, and moved to Texas in 2009. I am so glad I was lucky enough to get the privilege to come to United States right in time before my career started.

We all know this is the land of opportunities and I definitely plan on not wasting even a moment before taking full advantage of it, and so should you.

The world is way too beautiful to be stuck in an office all day and never get to actually see it.

Now more than ever, the internet is providing the perfect platform for us to actually enjoy our life to the fullest and that is exactly what I plan on doing going forward.

I am here, writing this blog, because I want to share my journey with you as I go along. I have learned a whole lot that was not taught in school in the past few years and I feel that, if I had known all I know now at a younger age, I might have saved myself years of confusion and moved towards the right direction much faster.

With that being said, I am going to document my life and share the things I learned and the things I will learn with you, so that I can hopefully save you some time and trouble.

Even though I will do my best to always give you the most helpful tips and resources, I do encourage you and would love for you to get involved in sharing with others what your input is and what has helped you so far so that we can all grow together.

Ultimately my goal is to be able to help people that need guidance to put their best foot forward and join forces to improve society as a whole.

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I want to make as much of a difference as possible in this world for everyone I can possibly reach and, if we all work together, we can make massive change happen!

This blog is mainly going to focus on all the things I wish I knew: how to overcome obstacles in life, self development, beauty, health, and some of the best travel locations whether it is local or abroad.

I am completely open minded to any ideas or requests so just keep in touch and send me your thoughts.

What do you want to hear about next?

Author – Pamy Vee