An extremely earnest cover letter written by a young man from South Korea went viral Monday, after a picture of the cheerful, nearly incomprehensible document was posted on social news site Reddit.
Titled "We were all willing to cut our hours just to hire this guy," the post received close to 40,000 up votes in just 15 hours.
The letter includes a color photograph of the applicant and, though filled with grammar errors, manages to convey his cheerful, hardworking attitude.
While admitting he is "not a good English user," the young man claims that everyone in Korea would tell him, "Ace, you are best!'
He continues thus:
I have brave fight to wold bear.
I have strong arm to wild bear.
I am so fast more than train.
The applicant ends by saying he is willing to work for free -- although he adds that he prefers not to -- and then thanks his evaluators for their consideration.
In January a "brutally honest" Wall Street cover letter won praise from bankers and netizens alike. Matthew Ross, an undergraduate student applying to an investment bank, went the honesty route, and his gamble paid off. Ross got the internship at firm Duff & Phelps, and his bold move will go down in Internet history.
Nic Cage Resume
Even a diehard Nicolas Cage fan would be startled by that photo.
Don't forget his important role as "Street Gosser" in "911."
Hello? Yes, This Is Chimp
"Awwww Nooooo!" - Employer
Eric Knows What Is Up
What really sets him above the rest is that his "horse-like laugh" is optional.
What A Difference A Letter Makes
Spellcheck can't catch everything.
"Need my resume? Nope. Not when you got my FACTS!"
Hire My Smile
The italicizing of <em>to die for</em> was a <em>nice touch.</em>
NSFW Cover Letter
Well, that's one way to make an impression.
Sometimes you have to explain the holes in your career path.
He Donated His Pulitzer Prize To Charity
To be fair, we are taught to embellish a little.
Forget about the job, but we are interested in hearing a punk band called The Bob Sagets.
Proud Tim Hortian Employee
If he wasn't in high school we'd be more worried.
This is for a restaurant job.
NSFW Mike "Da-Bomb" Email
"You want 'E-learning?' I'll make a new category called 'E-takin'youtoschoolSON."
Caps Lock Fan
Was this written by that Nigerian prince who keeps emailing me?
Childish Sense Of Wonder
This guy really knows how to sell himself.
Sounds Like A Really Great Guy
Looks like someone found a thesaurus.
The Employer's Turn
We imagine the head of HR was not amused.
Summer Job? K Thnx Bye
If eyebrow tweezing is one of your hobbies then you MIGHT have a problem.
Minimalist Cover Letter
It is what it is.