According to CNNMoney:
People who do a lot of hiring say 21 and 22-year-olds just don’t get it. They fire off resumes online without much thought.
That’s not how people who landed coveted jobs got them.
“Leverage the networks that you have,” says Tuan. “You don’t lose anything by shooting high.”
The people who have stood out the most to her over the years are those who really took the time to learn about the company — and say how they could add value.
When he wrote to an executive at Duff and Phelps to ask for an internship, he said he “won’t waste your time inflating my credentials, throwing around exaggerated job titles, or feeding you a line of crap about how my past experiences and skill set align perfectly for an investment banking internship.”