March 15, 2021
It’s a full time job to find a job, but one young man with autism knew just what to say in a candid cover letter that’s struck a chord on LinkedIn.
In an open letter shared to the career site two weeks ago, Ryan Lowry of Virginia explained that he has autism, and a great sense of humor, proclivities for math and technology, and a tireless work ethic. Since the 20-year-old Leesburg man penned the piece last month, his post has gone viral with over six million views and 172,000 likes, WJLA reports.
According to parents Rob and Tracy Lowry, thousands of people from around the globe have contacted their son in the days since his handwritten letter went live. He’s even scheduled to speak with folks from some Fortune 500 companies in the next few weeks, too.