What is the strangest thing you have ever done to stand out to a hiring manager? I once wrote a cover letter that contained a puzzle, hoping that the person reading it would find it more interesting than what normally comes through. Sadly, I never received a response, and it remains unclear whether anyone read it at all.
Thus, I thought I would include it here for posterity, and I hope someone at least attempts the puzzle. Despite cringing a bit at some of the language, I am proud of myself for simultaneously writing a real cover letter and hiding something inside of it. If you think you have a solution, please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to verify it.
This is the cover letter. I redacted some personal information, but none of it is necessary for the puzzle, itself.