However, the thing currently going viral on Wall Street is an especially blunt cover letter. In it, a kid looking for an internship between his BA and Masters programs writes, “I won’t waste your time with credentials, throwing around exaggerated job titles, or feeding you a line of crapp [sic] about how my past experiences and skill set align perfectly for an investment banking internship. The truth is I have no unbelievably special skills or genius eccentricities, but I do have a near perfect GPA and will work hard for you.”
He’ll probably get the job, and we’ll probably see a new trend in “blunt” cover letters.
[Perfectly Blunt Cover Letter – Business Insider]