Sign in to follow this  

Student's blunt cover letter wins kudos

Recommended Posts

Hum    6,929

Sometimes we get forwarded applications for summer internships on Wall Street that are extremely embarrassing because the applicant is totally full of themselves or completely clueless.

What happens is the letters go viral and the Street passes them around in long email chains blasting the applicant. They're always funny, but a little bit sad.

That's exactly what we thought was going to happen today when we received this one in our inbox. It turns that the cover letter originally sent to a boutique investment bank is exactly the opposite.

The cover letter below is unapologetically honest and people on Wall Street are calling it one of the best letters they have seen. Everyone on the thread agrees the letter shows energy and pluck and honesty. :happy:

more

post-37120-0-04753900-1358702046.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
linsook    149

Is this the type of person Wall Street wants? I thought they liked the cocky, arrogant, conniving, incredibly intelligent with a special skill set and would do anything to enrich the company type of candidate. This guy is too honest and admits he is nothing special.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hum    6,929

^ He can be corrupted after being used as a slave ... :shifty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon H    1,451

Is this the type of person Wall Street wants? I thought they liked the cocky, arrogant, conniving, incredibly intelligent with a special skill set and would do anything to enrich the company type of candidate. This guy is too honest and admits he is nothing special.

click on the more link, the letter got some interesting responses from within the company

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Coolicer    20

"This email is confidential and subject to important disclaimers and conditions, including those regarding confidentiality, legal privilege and ..."

Uh huh, and you're allowed to screen-cap and post it on public forums ;)?

(Yeah, I'm aware that this is probably the typical "corporate" email signature from whoever has forwarded the mail)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
linsook    149

click on the more link, the letter got some interesting responses from within the company

Ya, I liked the one about a lackey to build models and fetch coffee.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Growled    3,880

He's too honest. I'm not sure how well he will ever do at banking talking like that.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DocM    12,631

Straight shooters are too damned hard to find, and severely needed. Everywhere.

After confirming his resumes contents I'd hire the kid on the spot. If he worked out I'd keep track of him, and once he finished his schooling I might consider sending him an employment application.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
astropheed    1,757

It honestly doesn't seem that blunt to me; slightly pathetic that he is so self-deprecating... perhaps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Solid Knight    462

This letter is blazing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.