Hiring is such a hoot. I really enjoy reading everybody's cover letters, and trying to figure out what someone would be like to work with. Anyway, for your entertainment, here are some highlights from our hiring process:
"When I saw your job posting I jumped out of my seat with excitement, literally."
"Hi, my name is ____ and I’m applying for the position of your future employee of the year."
"At the risk of sounding immodest, I am very good at what I do." (This did not end up being true)
"I’m not one of those “tortured artist” types working on my next masterpiece without regard to the bottom line."