in a galaxy far, far away I had a job working in a Human Resources department. Part of the job required reviewing tons o' resumes and cover letters -- a process that is really all about looking for reasons to reject applicants. By and large cover letters were generally pretty generic, but every now and again one would stand out -- in a good way or a bad way.
We are looking to hire at the gallery where I currently work, so once again I am pre-screening applicants. My jaw dropped when I read this cover letter:
Thanks for the laugh, but we won't be asking you to come in for an interview!
P.S. My favorite typo EVER came in the format of a cover letter for a Public Relations Officer position. The applicant wrote that she was an "expert in Pubic Relations". Bwahahahahah!! NEXT!
Side note: I have a new horrendously fun habit...whenever I don't like something (like when hearing a bad joke, being tasked to do something unpleasant, etc.), I give a dramatic thumbs down, similar to the one you see in the picture above. It isn't normally received with enthusiasm, but it sure is fun to do. :]