Brutally honest cover letter leads to job

money.cnn.com Published: August 4, 2014
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For fresh-faced college graduates looking to land that first job, standing out from the crowd is never easy.


Matthew Ross did just that.


In January 2013 he penned a now famous email cover letter to a managing director at Wall Street firm Duff and Phelps asking for an internship. In it, he said he "won't waste your time inflating my credentials, throwing around exaggerated job titles, or feeding you a line of crap about how my past experiences and skill set align perfectly for an investment banking internship."



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