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    Here's a blog post about a Villanova grad (apparently from Delaware) who decided to blast a cover letter to law firms in the area...only there was a bit of a problem with it. Here's another article that goes a bit more in depth about it.

 

      It's pretty funny(and kind of sad) that this guy managed to go through 3 years of law school and pass the bar yet doesn't realize that it's inappropriate to direct perspective employers to a picture of him in boxers and making jokes about escorting.

 

     Still, I can relate to the whole not-being employed deal, and I get having to walk a line between what you should allow on a profile and what you shouldn't. I went through a whole deal a couple years ago where I had to remove certain references or photos of myself getting blasted drunk from my FB page. Sometimes you really just don't think when it comes to online profiles. I still have college party photos on my FB, but nothing too wild anymore. You  might see me with a beer in my hand or friends with drinks in their hand, but you won't see me doing a beer bong or referencing the bathroom floor I passed out on for my 21st birthday, that's for sure.

 

     It's also crazy though how bad things are in the law profession...I really would've thought that it, along with nursing, would be recession-proof.

 

     Do any of you have any stories about online profile employment mishaps?

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I guess he misunderstood the old saying, 'put your best FOOT forward.' 

 

Not only didn't he paint a positive image of himself in the letter, instead of using words to make himself look good, he decided to use photos.  What a huge mistake.  Sad yet funny at the same time. 

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people ask me why i have no FB and i remind them that i am a teacher. Sure, there are teacher's with FB accounts. i think they're thick. not a year goes by when a teacher doesn't end up losing their job over something stupid that they talked about on FaceBook. FB is the easy land of over-sharing. Over-sharing costs people their jobs.

 

This guy is a prat. God i hope he doesn't breed.

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   Well, he's gay, as I decided to see his Facebook page for myself. I love that his coverpage photo is him standing in a water fountain wile his white workshirt gets wet. This guy is so clearly in love with how he looks.

 

   So yeah, he's a prat, but not likely to breed. This guy reminds me of the typical North Delaware/Jersey over-privileged bro type, right down to over-benching on his arms while ignoring the rest of his body. I've met dozens of guys like him, although he stands out for being gay.

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1) It's Villanova, which may as well be Detroit Community College as far as any employer is concerned...he had no shot to begin with

2) That semi-pretty face is unfortunately nil enough to compensate for his awkwardly disfigured looking mid section. 

3) #1 and #2

4) That's all.

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   You're like the second person to comment on Villanova like that. Is their reputation really that bad? I know UD has an annual football game with them, and I was under the impression that it's a good school. If it's not, why the hell would you pay 50k a year to go there? Is it llike some reject school for rich kids?

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Any law school below a certain ranking falls in the same category of meaninglessness. V is like sub 100, why anybody would do that is way beyond me. If you can't get into a top 20 school, you generally should not go

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Any law school below a certain ranking falls in the same category of meaninglessness. V is like sub 100, why anybody would do that is way beyond me. If you can't get into a top 20 school, you generally should not go

 

Yeah, way too many lawyers slithering around - good idea to clamp down on the supply  :P

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   You're like the second person to comment on Villanova like that. Is their reputation really that bad? I know UD has an annual football game with them, and I was under the impression that it's a good school. If it's not, why the hell would you pay 50k a year to go there? Is it llike some reject school for rich kids?

 

I don't know about their law school, but Villanova overall is definitely not a "lower tier" school. Its a pretty good and competitive school.

 

Also, the guy is not really attractive. As Yang Bang said, his torso is really awkwardly shaped. 

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     Yeah, I don't think he's that hot either, but I did laugh my ass off at his Facebook page. You should check it out. It's pretty entertaining the clear amount of ego this guy has about himself.

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people like him the reason the older generation still thinks they know more than we do. he gives all the 20somethings in the world a bad rep. we're not all useless prats!

Tetrefine definitely is ;) but shhhh let's keep that between you and me

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1. A key to getting a job is looking the part. The less imagination HR requires, the better.

2. The letter sucks. It's unprofessional in the extreme.

3. He's ugly, to boot. This is not front office appearance.

4. Yang, you're wrong about the level of the school. A friend of mine went to UH for a law degree, and retired at 45. His brother went to Yale for his degree, and is still working at 60 to pay off his student debt. It's what you do with the degree that really counts.

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4. Yang, you're wrong about the level of the school. A friend of mine went to UH for a law degree, and retired at 45. His brother went to Yale for his degree, and is still working at 60 to pay off his student debt. It's what you do with the degree that really counts.

 

Every rule has an exception. Your friend is the exception and so is his brother.

 

And remember the economy of today is dramatically different than that of decades past. 

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Every rule has an exception. Your friend is the exception and so is his brother.

 

And remember the economy of today is dramatically different than that of decades past. 

 

True enough. They may also exemplify traits not taught in school, or lack them.

 

That takes me back to our unfortunate lawyer/escort. Obviously, his classes failed to impart class, taste, or symmetrical muscle  development.

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True enough. They may also exemplify traits not taught in school, or lack them.

 

That takes me back to our unfortunate lawyer/escort. Obviously, his classes failed to impart class, taste, or symmetrical muscle  development.

 

    I met some very smart, very classy people when I attended this party school in the middle of nowhere called IUP, and I've talked to Ivy League-level people who display a stunning lack of class and intelligence. It all really does depend on the person.

 

    In looking at our unfortunate lawyer's Facebook page, I found this nugget of Wisdom:

 

 

There are simply two kinds of people. Some people, for some reason I cannot fathom or understand, a reason devoid of any logic I can see, simply look at a doctor who does Playboy as unprofessional- or as a "bad thing." What could possibly be wrong with a doctor who poses for Playboy? News flash. People like looking at each other's naked bodies. Dare I say, people like having sex with each other. Everyone likes banging, from the KFC cashier to the car salesman to the diplomat to the porn star to the lawyer to the doctor to the President of the United States (some Presidents more than others). I for one, love sex. AND I DON'T FEEL THAT IT IS BAD OR UNPROFESSIONAL!

 

    I gotta admit, this guy cracks me up. He really is that typical Italian-American Northern Delaware/Jersey type, but flamingly gay instead of being uber-straight.

 

    Also, I learned that I have 2 mutal friends with the guy. You gotta love Delaware and it's total lack of degrees of separation. He graduated from A.I. DuPont, which was like three miles away from where I went to high school. *under his breath * And he apparently went to University of Delaware for his undergrad. *glares at Yang Bang, daring for him to make a smart remark about UD*

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How about a smart remark about "typical Italian-American Northern Delaware/Jersey type"?  I managed to keep my mouth shut earlier, but since you keep repeating it .....

 

All of us Italians from Jersey are NOT exemplary of "Jersey Shore" over inflated ego's.  In fact - the characters from that horrid "reality tv" show are not even from NJ.   You don't like it when people paint all gay individuals with the same brush,  how about the same consideration for those of us who happen to be of Italian decent and from NJ?

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How about a smart remark about "typical Italian-American Northern Delaware/Jersey type"?  I managed to keep my mouth shut earlier, but since you keep repeating it .....

 

All of us Italians from Jersey are NOT exemplary of "Jersey Shore" over inflated ego's.  In fact - the characters from that horrid "reality tv" show are not even from NJ.   You don't like it when people paint all gay individuals with the same brush,  how about the same consideration for those of us who happen to be of Italian decent and from NJ?

 

Hahahahaha. Actually most of the Jersey Shore douchbags are from New York. The problem with New Jersey is that it has no real identity of its own. North Jersey is overshadowed by New York City across the Hudson, and South Jersey is overshadowed by Philadelphia across the Delaware. Theres also a lot of North vs. South rivalry. I go to school with a lot of kids from South Jersey and they absolutely despise the walking stereotypes from North Jersey that seem to embrace the whole Jersey Shore crap. 

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