Get Bent, Wall Street Recruiters

There are few things I respect more than a job candidate who busts their ass to set themselves apart and fight for my attention.  In a tough job market, savvy seekers know they have to get my attention.  Then I saw this on Yahoo! today…

Since Thursday, February 2, when a Bank of America Merrill Lynch director forwarded the cover letter out to his entire team, offering drinks “to the first analyst to concisely summarize everything that is wrong with” the note, it has passed through more than a dozen firms.

Has to be tragically horrible, right?  Take a look…

 

A lot of people have had a lot of fun laughing at this letter.  They can all, every single one of them, go screw.

This kid, whomever they might be, is working very hard to be remarkable.  He/She has put themselves out there, has taken the step of making some remarkable claims to be memorable, and likely knowing they would open themselves up to ridicule at some point.  Becoming a featured story on Yahoo! wasn’t likely an expectation, and the commenters were predictably, well, predictable.  But I see someone willing to say the things no one else will, to put themselves at the edge of ridicule, to do whatever it takes to set themselves apart.  There is ALWAYS room for that person on my team and in my organization.  I hope there is in yours, too.  These are the people who make the difference.

Whomever you are, double-bodyweight benchpresser, call me.  I’ll find a place for you.

Comments

  1. Kim Roden said it best, we must keep in mind this person is trying to get a job on Wall-Street. I think that makes a big difference here. But on my cover letter I state “I’m a monster of HR; a beast….put me in cage with hungry lions and I’ll come out with lion skin boots and coats.”
    (PETA: please don’t take that seriously, mmmkay)

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