(Taken from Ben Weeks) Mentors: Almost every day, some ambitious young man or woman sends me an email that states all too directly, “I want a job.” Or, “I think you can help me. Take me on as your mentee.” I shudder at how deeply these young folks misunderstand the process. If they’re going to get my help, and they haven’t even offered their help in return, then at minimum they should attempt to endear themselves to me. Tell me why they’re special. Tell me what we have in common. Express gratitude, excitement, and passion.
-From “Never eat alone” by Keith Ferrazzi