It sounds odd that I should tell you how to write a compelling first and then tell you about the worst cover letter in the world. But believe me, this is something that might make your day. The cover letter was written by a guy named Mark, a NYU junior who’s trying to get a summer position at J.P. Morgan. This is his cover letter:
Dear Sir or Madame:
I am an ambitious undergraduate at NYU triple majoring in Mathematics, Economics, and Computer Science. I am a punctual, personable, and shrewd individual, yet I have a quality which I pride myself on more than any of these.Read More...