Lawyer Asks Hiring Firms to Google Him, Puts Nude Selfie on Facebook
A go-getter lawyer who recently passed his bar exam decided to hit the ground sprinting with a mass email blast to thousands of potential employers across the state of Delaware in the hopes that one of them will take a chance on a greenhorn.
But Brian Zulberti, Villanova University School of Law Class of 2009, didn't bother to include any of the standard job application attachments such as cover letter or a CV.
Instead, the Wilmington native decided to let interested parties Google him to find out more about what makes him a worthwhile candidate (that is, if the bicep-boasting photo he enclosed didn't already guarantee him a position).
Zulberti's full e-mail follows, courtesy of Above the Law:
Dear Delaware Attorney,
My apologies for cluttering your E-mail with a non-life-or-death matter. I am a recently admitted Delaware attorney with minimal local legal contacts. I’ve diligently done outreach to all the large firms and still find myself running the job-search gauntlet. However, I know there are many solo practices, very small firms, in-house jobs, and other jobs that may be seeking help.
In the interest of brevity and not being even more annoying than I already arguably am, I am not going to include any more information about myself. All I ask is that if you are looking to employ someone with a legal background, anywhere from paralegal to practicing attorney, let me know and I will send you some information about myself. Thank you for your time and attention.
Note- it comes to my attention that a lot of attorneys are forwarding this to the individual in charge of hiring at various firms. I am sending out thousands of E-mails to attempt to reach as comprehensive and diverse a group of attorneys as possible. If everyone forwards it to the person in charge of hiring at their firms, those poor individuals are going to be swamped with E-mails from me. Odds are, that person will also receive an E-mail from me. So do not feel compelled to forward this along if you do not know of some particular, specific position available.
So, what might an attorney looking to give Zulberti a shot find upon entering his name into their search engine of choice?
His very public Facebook page, which is lousy with semi-nude selfies, none of which less conducive to a job at a law firm than this one, which Zulberti made his profile picture shortly after sending the above email:
As Above The Law notes, the issue here is less about Zulberti's indiscretion, than his off-putting grammatical errors.