Best Cover Letter Ever? This One May Take The Prize

Is This the “Best Cover Letter Ever?”

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job interview waitA cover letter gone viral has generated accolades from investment banking bosses, Forbes reports.

The Wall Street exec who received the cover letter from an intern hopeful, immediately forwarded it on to colleagues, with the message: “This might be the best cover letter I’ve ever received. Second and third paragraphs especially.”

One of his colleagues added to the e-mail chain, “I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy gets at least a call from every bank out there.” More investment bankers added their comments.

The second paragraph of the letter read:

I am writing to inquire about a possible summer internship in your office.  I am aware it is highly unusual for undergraduates from average universities like (BLOCKED) to intern at (BLOCKED), but nevertheless I was hoping you might make an exception. I am extremely interested in investment banking and would love nothing more than to learn under your tutelage. I have no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry, and will work for next to nothing. In all honesty, I just want to be around professionals in the industry and gain as much knowledge as I can.

Read more at Forbes.