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Is it really appropriate to claim you are the most unflaggingly hard worker in the world in your application to an investment bank?



US website Business Insider has availed itself of a covering letter sent by a student at New York University to JPMorgan. The letter is part of the student’s effort to gain a place on JPMorgan’s summer intern programme.

We have reproduced it for your delectation below. Notable errors:

–   Referring to Morgan Stanley whilst applying to JPMorgan

–   Hoping to ‘augment one’s character’ whilst at work

–   Quantifying an ability to do pull ups.

–  Describing oneself as: “unequivocally the most unflagging hard worker I know.”

If you are a student wondering how to write a cover-letter, we have some advice here, or here. Do not take the letter below as a template.

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  1. it’s the terrifying efficiency that gets me.

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