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----Original Message-----
From: [Me]
To: [Boutique President]
Subject: Summer Internship Application

Hey [First Name], I've attached my resume and cover letter below.

Cheers,
[My Name]

-----His Reply---------
From: [Boutique President]
To: [Me]
Subject: RE: Summer Internship Application

Hey [First Name]? Is that any way to address a cover note looking for a job?
You've got to be kidding me. I didn't even look at your resume because I
don't like your attitude. No internship for you sir.

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Comments (197)

  • Anacott_CEO's picture

    Did you know [First Name] personally? If so, I'm not sure why he responded that way and you should respond apologizing even if the offer is still off.

    If you didn't know [First Name] personally, or at all, then you f*cked yourself pretty good by being unprofessional and retarded.

  • deadcatbounce's picture

    I didn't know him. Guess i fucked up pretty hard here. I'm still thinking of apologizing though is that a good idea?

  • Boreed's picture

    Respond with: "Hehe, good one bro. See you in summer."

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    You really sent the first email to this guy with nothing other than that one line? Are you retarded?

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • deadcatbounce's picture

    im going to reply with this

    Mr.[Last Name], I do apologize for the informal tone of my email. On that note, good luck in the future.

    Cheers,

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    deadcatbounce's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    You really sent the first email to this guy with nothing other than that one line? Are you retarded?

    this isnt cold emailing for a job. it was a posting on my schools career site

  • In reply to deadcatbounce
    Anacott_CEO's picture

    deadcatbounce:
    happypantsmcgee:
    You really sent the first email to this guy with nothing other than that one line? Are you retarded?

    this isnt cold emailing for a job. it was a posting on my schools career site

    Unless they are a VERY close family friend, there's no reason to just say "Hey, here's my resume"

  • In reply to Anacott_CEO
    deadcatbounce's picture

    Anacott_CEO:
    deadcatbounce:
    happypantsmcgee:
    You really sent the first email to this guy with nothing other than that one line? Are you retarded?

    this isnt cold emailing for a job. it was a posting on my schools career site

    Unless they are a VERY close family friend, there's no reason to just say "Hey, here's my resume"

    even if its a job posting? im not sure what more to add other than state the reason for emailing (subject line?)

  • In reply to deadcatbounce
    Anacott_CEO's picture

    deadcatbounce:
    Anacott_CEO:
    deadcatbounce:
    happypantsmcgee:
    You really sent the first email to this guy with nothing other than that one line? Are you retarded?

    this isnt cold emailing for a job. it was a posting on my schools career site

    Unless they are a VERY close family friend, there's no reason to just say "Hey, here's my resume"

    even if its a job posting? im not sure what more to add other than state the reason for emailing (subject line?)

    Just the way you said it came off very unprofessional. Mr. [Last Name], I have attached my resume and cover letter to this email for your review. I am very interested in the position and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. - would've been received a lot better

  • In reply to Anacott_CEO
    deadcatbounce's picture

    Anacott_CEO:
    deadcatbounce:
    Anacott_CEO:
    deadcatbounce:
    happypantsmcgee:
    You really sent the first email to this guy with nothing other than that one line? Are you retarded?

    this isnt cold emailing for a job. it was a posting on my schools career site

    Unless they are a VERY close family friend, there's no reason to just say "Hey, here's my resume"

    even if its a job posting? im not sure what more to add other than state the reason for emailing (subject line?)

    Just the way you said it came off very unprofessional. Mr. [Last Name], I have attached my resume and cover letter to this email for your review. I am very interested in the position and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. - would've been received a lot better

    noted for future emails, thanks. Yes i do feel stupid at the moment!

  • Bobb's picture

    live and learn. Always use caution and try to be as formal as possible

  • MagicKarp's picture

    LOL wow. Hahahahaha this is hilarious. I'd be laughing my ass off if I got that email. Hahahahhaha

    You should respond with: sorry brah, my bad. we cool?

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  • UFOinsider's picture

    When you go on a date, do you show up, whip your dick out and say "hey, here it is, give me what I want?"

    Professionally speaking, you just did that.

    Get busy living

  • In reply to MagicKarp
    UFOinsider's picture

    MagicKarp:
    LOL wow. Hahahahaha this is hilarious. I'd be laughing my ass off if I got that email. Hahahahhaha

    You should respond with: sorry brah, my bad. we cool?


    This could actually work. Try it, you have nothing to lose at this point.

    "Brad, thanks for getting back to me, I'd like to work there and appreciate you pointing out that I should have explained that."

    If nothing else, you'll get your own page on dealbreaker?

    Get busy living

  • M Friedman's picture

    This was great. Email him back saying

    "Well then,

    No amazing intern for you, bro"

  • jack.daniels's picture

    hahahaha this just made my day. what year are you?

  • madmoney15's picture

    I don't think a first impression negative is going to help by calling him bro. If I were you, I'd call the place and ask to speak with him/her and be formal and try to be light hearted but professional. At least it shows that you give two craps and you're looking to make it up.

  • Aragorn's picture

    Haha, I'm surprised he even took the time to reply. Anyway, lesson learned and thanks for the laugh.

    "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - DT

  • Bobb's picture

    can't respond "u mad brah?"

  • In reply to Boreed
    goldman in da house's picture

    Boreed:
    Respond with: "Hehe, good one bro. See you in summer."

    I lol'd.

  • In reply to UFOinsider
    illiniPride's picture

    UFOinsider:
    MagicKarp:
    LOL wow. Hahahahaha this is hilarious. I'd be laughing my ass off if I got that email. Hahahahhaha

    You should respond with: sorry brah, my bad. we cool?


    This could actually work. Try it, you have nothing to lose at this point.

    Idk about this, finance is a small world. You might end up losing.

    Leadership can be defined in two words: "Follow Me"

  • In reply to Anacott_CEO
    7Costanza's picture

    Anacott_CEO:
    Boreed:
    Respond with: "Hehe, good one bro. See you in summer."

    I laughed

    I spit coffee all over my monitor

    Who you calling a psycho?!?!

  • In reply to M Friedman
    chicandtoughness's picture

    M Friedman:
    This was great. Email him back saying
    "Well then,
    No amazing intern for you, bro"

    THIS.
    deadcatbounce:
    even if its a job posting? im not sure what more to add other than state the reason for emailing (subject line?)

    A job posting on OCR is just important (if not more so) than a job received any other way... In fact, all the more reason to be formal and explanatory so they can start associating you with professionalism. Something as simple as, "My name is [blah] and I'm a [sophomore/junior/blah] majoring in [whatever]. I'd like to express my interest in the internship position in your company, especially in the XYZ division. My previous experiences include blah blah, and I've attached my resume and cover letter for review. Thanks."

    Currently: becoming a clinical psychologist... yep, I quit finance
    Previously: M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM), business research (HBS)

  • whateverittakes's picture

    How socially inept are you? How could you possibly think using such a tone would be a good idea?

  • In reply to 7Costanza
    swagon's picture

    7Costanza:
    Anacott_CEO:
    Boreed:
    Respond with: "Hehe, good one bro. See you in summer."

    I laughed

    I spit coffee all over my monitor


    oh yeah?! well i spewed my redbull onto my female MDs designer heels while simulatenously sharting a hole through my bonobos in front of the entire deal team!!!!

    TOP THAT.

  • swagon's picture

    And no, I don't think the op is for real. Anyone that inept would just be stunned to receive such a "mean" response back. No one is that retarded.

  • In reply to illiniPride
    UFOinsider's picture

    illiniPride:
    UFOinsider:
    MagicKarp:
    LOL wow. Hahahahaha this is hilarious. I'd be laughing my ass off if I got that email. Hahahahhaha

    You should respond with: sorry brah, my bad. we cool?


    This could actually work. Try it, you have nothing to lose at this point.

    Idk about this, finance is a small world. You might end up losing.

    LOL, the other part....he could really just come clean and say that he screwed up and thank him for even responding, and then ask what a better way of going about this would be. The answer is obvious, but being a little humble could rub this guy the right way. If indeed this is a small industry, this would put OP at par.

    Anyone can make a mistake, but being stupid isn't negotiable.

    Get busy living

  • Jackie Chiles's picture

    I like your style.

    "It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous. "

  • bigtool05's picture

    I would hire the shit out of you

  • D M's picture

    Very interesting tactic...

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • SonnyZH's picture

    Are you fucking kidding me... U MAD BRO?

    The HBS guys have MAD SWAGGER. They frequently wear their class jackets to boston bars, strutting and acting like they own the joint. They just ooze success, confidence, swagger, basically attributes of alpha males.
  • TonyPerkis's picture

    i dont see anything wrong with that email..i'd give him a job if he sent me that....as a classy janitor

    I imagine you look like this OP..

    (idk how to embed still)
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ruUugi8-l8U/TCH-b1JhmqI/...

    I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

  • ST Monkey's picture

    You better hope this guy didn't circulate your stupidity to his buddies like what happened to that jacked up bench pressing ego maniac from NYU.

  • OMS's picture

    L
    M
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    dude, you just made my day. I would go with the "nah bro, see you this summer" email or "no internship? so FT offer?" you literally have nothing to lose if the president is the contact point for recruiting interns then its got to be a chop shop, i'd go for it.

    take advantage of Patrick's offer for a free guide. memorize that shit.

  • deadcatbounce's picture

    LOL I cant believe this made front page. It was just a small boutique guys!!

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    You messed up a bit on that email, but the guy sounds like a total douche.

    A little more formality is required for New York. A lot more is required if this is London.

    Seriously, I think some people will pay to see you follow up with "Sorry bro, my bad. We cool?" and post any responses. At the very least, I'll buy you a beer at the next WSO happy hour so we can share a good laugh about a douchey boutique President and/or HR Rep.

  • sayandarula's picture

    haha live and learn!

    Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

  • In reply to IlliniProgrammer
    swagon's picture

    IlliniProgrammer:
    You messed up a bit on that email, but the guy sounds like a total douche.

    A little more formality is required for New York. A lot more is required if this is London.

    Seriously, I think some people will pay to see you follow up with "Sorry bro, my bad. We cool?" and post any responses. At the very least, I'll buy you a beer at the next WSO happy hour so we can share a good laugh about a douchey boutique President and/or HR Rep.


    You wanna have a beer with a tard so you can laugh in their face? That's mean brah.
  • In reply to IlliniProgrammer
    PanAfricanBanker's picture

    IlliniProgrammer FTW

    IlliniProgrammer:
    You messed up a bit on that email, but the guy sounds like a total douche.

    A little more formality is required for New York. A lot more is required if this is London.

    Seriously, I think some people will pay to see you follow up with "Sorry bro, my bad. We cool?" and post any responses. At the very least, I'll buy you a beer at the next WSO happy hour so we can share a good laugh about a douchey boutique President and/or HR Rep.

    This is classic.

    However, I too hope this is intended for humour!

    - Ostende Mihi Pecuniam -

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    Responding with "You've got to be kidding me. I didn't even look at your resume because I don't like your attitude." tells me that the guy is a bit of a bully. He's the president of his own firm, and he has nothing better to do than push some 20-year-old college kid who didn't know better around? Ignore the email, or if you're going to point out the deficiencies in the cover letter, at least do it without laughing at the poor kid and spitting in his face.

    Most of us were nerds at one point here, most of us learned to fight off bullies; many of us helped our friends fight off bullies. We've also been clueless college students who had no clue how to write business emails; I feel inclined to back this kid and give the guy a mild comeuppance.

    I think it's harmless fun to give this guy's chain another yank or two and see what happens. And it's in the president's interests to stay anonymous too. He's essentially checkmated himself, given his response email, if you think about it.

    But the goal is for OP to shove this guy back after he got shoved, not to send the President to the hospital. We need to sleep on this and make sure this is just good, clean fun and that nobody's reputation is going to suffer long-term damage.

    And it might be wise to take this off the front page, too.

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