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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:47 AM

 

Kid Sends Blunt Cover Letter For Wall Street Internship, Now Tons Of People Are Trying To Hire Him

By Julia La Roche and Joe Weisenthal
Business Insider
Jan. 15, 2013

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.

First, here's the letter...



And now here are some of the responses on a long thread: http://www.businessinsider.com/student-sends-great-cover-letter-for-internship-at-bank-and-its-now-going-viral-on-wall-street-2013-1

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UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
aquart Jan 2013 #2
Fearless Jan 2013 #3
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #4

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:59 AM

1. Should have added a line about "having no ethics or moral code". Would have been a shoe-in.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:17 AM

2. Kid spells crap with two p's?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:33 PM

3. He's not getting offers because he's blunt

But because he actually has credentials that they are looking for, even if he doesn't believe so. They want someone cheap who is looking into a diverse area of schooling... law and accounting is particularly useful in this field. He has experience working for a large company, granted likely in a menial position, but it's an internship request and nothing else.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:24 PM

4. A gimmick to get noticed. He already interned at Merrill Lynch. He's exactly their type.

A gimmicky email to paint himself as an underdog, and a bold, honest risk taker. Mostly a stunt to get noticed.

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