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HC Online | 17 Jan 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Not a day goes by when bored corporates don’t share an amusing or inflated cover letter – now a simple, to-the-point email has made international headlines for its refreshing and honest simplicity.
  • MP | 17 Jan 2013, 02:54 PM Agree 0
    I'd hire him in a heart beat!
  • mrd | 17 Jan 2013, 02:57 PM Agree 0
    fantastic. honest, down to earth, direct and without all the bull crap. this person is definitely interested in making a career for themselves. such an approach should be nurtured.
  • Diane Mason | 17 Jan 2013, 03:32 PM Agree 0
    It is realistic, honest and yet his intentions are clear. He realises what starting at the bottom and working your way up means, rather than having an expectation to receive a high pay with little experience. Yes, when I receive cover letters like this, I would always have a conversation with the person to judge how genuine it is and then likely interview.
  • Kat | 17 Jan 2013, 06:31 PM Agree 0
    I would absolutely give this young man a call to follow up on wha the has stated in the letter. It is rare to find a young job applicant who doesn't have overinflated ideas of what jobs they will do and their salary expectations bring a smile to the face. Some even think they will be telling their boss how it will work and some actually will be clear that they are above any menial tasks. if he is for real hire him now.
  • S.M.M.Rufaie | 17 Jan 2013, 07:06 PM Agree 0
    The problem these days is that we are asked to sell ourselves (esp: skills) so that we stand out from our peers, so it is very difficult to actually be honest. Particularly as a graduate with the catch 22 situation it is almost inevitable.
    Truly this is the type of attitude we should be promoting. I remember how difficult it was for me as a graduate to get my foot in the door.
    I hope the person got the internship & wish him the best of luck.
  • Heidi Alexandra | 18 Jan 2013, 10:09 AM Agree 0
    Communication to a "t", honest, direct and simple.
  • Mandy | 21 Jan 2013, 10:03 AM Agree 0
    So did he get the internship?
  • Sean Reddell, Blaze Unlimited. | 04 Feb 2013, 05:19 PM Agree 0
    Fine for an unpaid internship although I wonder if he'd make the cull for anything else? Personally I like the approach but know that in order to 'stand out' for the right reasons, something like this approach may fall on the wrong side of the line all too often.
  • BB | 07 Jun 2013, 10:33 AM Agree 0
    Hey Sean-

    The animals would be made out of CANDY.
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