Over the past week, a cover letter from an overly ambitious junior at New York University circulated around Wall Street. The letter, which read with perhaps a tad too much hubris, came at a time when summer recruiting is at its peak and anxiety among the nation's junior class is high. But one quick note on all the side laughter: Remember that not all of those e-mails were sarcastic. Finding a capable, energetic — hell, sprightly — summer, who is willing to work Saturdays and Sundays, makes for a great analyst. In fact, many of the Business Insider commenters suggest HR departments already line up this recruit for an interview. Joel Embiid was in the starting lineup Sunday even with a cartilage tear in his right knee for Game 1 of the Philadelphia 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series.
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A cover letter can make or break you in the job hunting game and Mark's letter is a lesson in exactly what not to do. By boasting that he "managed to bench double [his] body weight and do 35 pull ups" while achieving a 3. There's a fine line between convincing your potential employeer of why they need to hire you, and only you, and coming across as a pompous ass. There is no doubt Mark's status as a triple major in Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science is impressive on its own, but throw in the fact that he held two part-time jobs, placed-out of two classes and managed to keep himself in top physical shape, and it's safe to say he crossed the line. Mark's cover letter also could have used an edit from an English major, who might have advised him to find a different way to express that he "can perform basic office functions with terrifying efficiency. He ended the letter with a disclaimer asking JPMorgan to "Please realize that I am not a braggart or conceited, I just wanted to outline my usefulness.
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