Grad’s ‘brutally honest’ cover letter lands him a job

Lol such is life . All graduates should be employed … But how?

WTVR.com

For fresh-faced college graduates looking to land that first job, standing out from the crowd is never easy.

Matthew Ross did just that.

In January 2013 he penned a now famous email cover letter to a managing director at Wall Street firm Duff and Phelps asking for an internship. In it, he said he “won’t waste your time inflating my credentials, throwing around exaggerated job titles, or feeding you a line of crap about how my past experiences and skill set align perfectly for an investment banking internship.”

Ross also claimed to “have no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes, or picking up laundry.”

The email quickly made its way across trading desks from New York to London, and within half an hour Ross was fielding calls from reporters and multiple employers looking to interview him.

Flash forward a year and a half and Ross has the job he wanted…

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