Accidentally misspelled Lazard as Lizerd on my cover letter please help!

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It was around 11:00 at night when I was mass cold emailing EBs and I was really tired, and I forgot to specifically review the cover letter for Lazard and misspelled it as Lizerd because I was way out of it, am I screwed?

Comments (66)

Jul 15, 2017

Apparently, if spell out "Lizard" you're then inducted into a club that controls all the worlds banks, it's very secret.

The analysis is: Lizard = animal who sticks tounge out a lot = dick fuld did that at congressional hearing a lot = billionaire CEO = sticking out tounge is a way to be abducted into the club of Freemasons.

Don't take my word for it.

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Jul 15, 2017

Please im serious stop trolling I need actual help!

Jul 15, 2017

no problem, ill bump this thread so you get the answer you deserve

good luck!

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Jul 15, 2017

You send cover letters for cold emailing...why?

But to answer your question, yes that doesn't look good. Imagine you're working at a bank and a kid who supposedly wants to work there spells the company's name completely wrong lol.

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Jul 15, 2017

To introduce myself?

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Jul 15, 2017

Cold emailing for informational interviews?

Aug 20, 2017

Yeah it'll be nearly impossible to recover from that. Best next step is to meet someone in person and try to work your way back in that way.

Jul 15, 2017

from what I have heard is, don't send cover letters unless explicitly required/stated by the company. It is no secret that cover letter is basically useless during the job selection process, but a spelling mistake like that will take away your chance for sure. Just pass this one along and focus on your next networking opportunity, with more attention to details.

Jul 15, 2017

Im sorry that happened to you but I literally laughed out loud at this. Again sorry

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Jul 15, 2017

Wow thats really harsh..

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Jul 15, 2017

p u m p

Jul 15, 2017

?

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Best Response
Jul 15, 2017

Hahaha you fucking lizerd

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Jul 15, 2017

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Jul 15, 2017

DMyers....pump the breaks. You made a stupid ass rookie mistake. Even rookies wouldnt have done that. What is below rookie? Sorry, I digress.

You need to realize, that there are plenty of finance gigs out there. I remember my college days, pumping out emails and calling every alumni in the books...thinking it was an insurmountable task. The only thing you can really control is....your actions! So rather than dwelling on your rookie ass mistake, start networking to develop real connections with people (your existing strategy is weak sauce too) and apply yourself academically and in your spare time to the field you want to work in. More importantly, I'd also cruise into the bathroom, and take a look in the mirror and decide if you really want to 'break-in'...BC that is a truly unacceptable mistake that 99.999% of your competition is not making because they actually care. Being tired is a sad-ass excuse - and the only thing that is inexcusable about your weak ass thread. Just admit you didn't care that much, and decide if you actually 'care' going forward.

Good luck man!

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Jul 15, 2017

BUMP

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Jul 16, 2017

Why are people giving me monkey shit?

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Jul 16, 2017

Because you sound like a little bitch in all of your comments, most people here don't relate to the mindset that you're showing in this thread. Thus, you get monkey shit

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Jul 16, 2017

Well, im sorry for being level headed.

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Jul 16, 2017

Maybe, i'll sound more aggressive next time.

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Apr 27, 2018

BUMP

Jul 16, 2017

Yup. Cross Lizerd off your list.

Jul 16, 2017

Wow....

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Jul 16, 2017

Dude stop worrying about what people on the internet are saying to you and move on. Its kind of unbeleivable how you keep replying. Just admit it was dumb to spell Lazard as Lizerd. And also funny. Best case scenario they will think that you meant the reptile and are just a really shitty speller. Move on.

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Jul 16, 2017

Yea, you're right lots of people here are just offering lots of shitty advice, i'll probably move on.

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Aug 11, 2017

Yikes

Aug 11, 2017

Such a good troll

Aug 11, 2017

No one can help you now.

Aug 17, 2017

Given that mistake, you really had no shot at Lazard anyway...

Sep 10, 2018

but does he have a shot at lizard though?

Aug 17, 2017

If you made that error at 11pm, I can only imagine the mistakes you'd be making working until 6 am every night at the lizerd sweatshop.

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Aug 17, 2017

The title of this thread just makes me happy every time i see it get bumped.

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Aug 18, 2017

You're probably just screwed. Companies don't take well to errors like that. Anecdotally I did something very similar when I had my resume forwarded while marked for special consideration and didn't even get an interview.

Aug 25, 2018

my autocorrect changed Solomon Smith Barney to Salmon

Aug 19, 2017

I hope to god your real name is not Dan Myers

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Dec 30, 2017

This ^

Apr 27, 2018

I once accidentally applied for S&T instead of IB. I have listed that I want to be an IB summer analyst in my cover letter though. Surprisingly, I still got an interview. The interview went pretty well (surprisingly I managed to answer all of the questions correctly). Then, at the end of the interview the trader guy went "in your cover letter, you said that you want to do an IB internship. The interview for that was in another room."

Aug 25, 2018

maybe he brought you in just to f- with you

Apr 27, 2018

Is this kid serious..? LMFAO bruh you are not cut out for IB you should seriously look into something else.

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Aug 25, 2018

it takes all kinds.
No need to put the OP down.
I know plenty of people that you wouldn't think were going to make it turn out to be the best performers in time.
It's like in the military - it's hard to pick out in advance who is going to make it thru selection.
It takes a lot of different qualities - most importantly the inner fire.

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