March 16, 2021
Some may regard cover letters as relics of the past — not Ryan Lowry. The 20-year-old’s handwritten cover letter posted on LinkedIn has now been viewed nearly 7 million times — and might just lead to his dream job.
In the poignant letter addressed to his “future employer,” Lowry wrote that he has autism, “a unique sense of humor” and is particularly “gifted at math.” He learns quickly too, he noted.
“I am interested in a job in animation, or in IT,” Lowry wrote in the letter. “I realize that someone like you will have to take a chance on me. I don’t learn like typical people do.”