Writing cover letters in PowerPoint apparently works wonders.
An applicant for an analyst job at Citigroup scored an interview after submitting an 11-page Powerpoint presentation entitled "I'm Always Awake With Citi: 9 Reasons Why You SHOULD Hire Me As Your Investment Banking Analyst," Dealbreaker reports. Bank of America and "several" other firms have reportedly also offered interviews.
As Business Insider points out, the application demonstrates this person's facility with the skills needed on the job -- making PowerPoint presentations. That, combined with slide headings such as "SMART" and "MULTI TASK," appears to be a winning strategy.
The presentation isn't without its flaws. "I'm good at finding mistakes in articles, spreadsheets, and programming codes," it reads, amid sentences such as, "I am very excited about the fast-paced, people-oriented environment in Investment Banking where new things come up every day really obsesses me."
But these inconsistencies appear not to have mattered. Read the full presentation below: