The phrase “honesty is the best policy” probably wasn’t coined by someone trying to land a job on Wall Street.
But one finance major from an “average university” decided to give frankness a shot in his cover letter to a “boutique investment bank” where he was hoping to land a summer internship.
It probably bodes well for his future in the industry that his risk paid dividends.
Within minutes, the letter was blasted to entire listservs of Wall Street bigshots, garnering the would-be intern rave reviews for his bravery.
“This might be the best cover letter I’ve ever received,” exclaimed one recipient. “THIS IS AWESOME,” capslocked another.
Others weren’t interested in wasting time on platitudes while someone else was snapping him up.
“No joke, I think we should consider this guy,” said one investment banker who was two forwards deep. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy gets at least a call from every bank out there.” (via Gawker)