The worst cover letter of all time comes from Houston: A job search gone sowrong it's funny
But take our word for it: The use of invectives in a job application cover letter is not the way to the agency's collective heart.
On Monday, the Black Sheep team received the following email:
Subject: Intern-Public Relations/Copywriting Position
Good morning [REDACTED]
Attached is my resume, along with a few writing samples. If you have any questions, please feel free to fucking contact me at [REDACTED]. And if you dont im gonna be fucking pisssed!! So come on stop bullshitting and call me ;)
"We're still boggled. We have no idea why someone would have sent this to us," Aimee Woodall, founder and leader of the flock at Black Sheep Agency, tells CultureMap.
Not only is the cover letter laced with unsafe-for-work insults and basic grammatical errors unbecoming in a copywriter — it was also missing the crucial attachments.
Black Sheep staff members forwarded the message to Gawker.com, which deemed it "The Worst Cover Letter Of All Time." Within hours, it went viral.
Some might argue that this was the perfect way for an applicant to introduce herself to an agency specializing in publicity stunts. Black Sheep is looking for interns with "wild and crazy ideas," after all.
"There is some sense of irony in that, I suppose, but it's not appropriate," Woodall says. "It's just crass and adolescent."
Good luck recovering from that PR misstep, little Miss Applicant. What a nightmare.