Cringe Worthy Cover Letters

If you’ve ever written a resume, a cover letter or a letter of recommendation, you know how important it is to balance being accurate with promoting yourself and your skills (or the person for whom you’re writing it, in the case of a letter of recommendation).

However, this young man clearly overdid it, as his cover letter to J.P. Morgan has become the laughingstock of the civilized world:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tenacious-summer-analyst-applicant-got-laughed-at-by-everyone-else-on-wall-street.html

For freelance writers such as myself and others who love the written word and/or the process of career transitions, what’s the moral of the story here?

Perhaps it’s that promoting yourself can be taken too far, and if you’re bordering on obnoxious with your claims about yourself, it could be time to take it down a notch!

It’s definitely a funny letter, worthy of being mocked!  Enjoy!

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