11 Extremely Funny Cover Letters That People Actually Sent

There was once a time when bagging the job of your dreams entailed writing a short and simple cover letter that convinced the recruiter that you are insanely talented. These guys have skipped the talented element and just gone straight for the insane.

Hilarious cover letter examples

It will soon be that time of year again, when a deluge of enthusiastic graduates morph into desperate job seekers who are clambering to secure the job they have (literally) been dreaming of through countless two-hour-long lectures.

The majority of them will probably fall at the first hurdle. Not because their education sucks, but because they’re competing with every other Joe Monkey who has a college-level education and a resume that stresses their fantastic communication skills (read more: what not to write on a resume). To get ahead of the pack, you have to distinguish yourself with your cover letter. But before you sit down and pen the perfect introduction to your sparkling resume, you’re going to have to do your research. To give you a helping hand, we’ve dug out some examples of funny cover letters that will most certainly give you some food for thought.

Here’s the thing. We’d actually hire some of these people. I mean, who can turn down a potential candidate whose cover letter divulges that she once donated her hair to charity? Or a guy who fights bears for a hobby? These are gems!

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Amusing cover letter example one
Somehow “energetic” doesn’t quite seem appropriate here.
Funny cover letter example two.
This guy is a bear-fighting genius.
Funny cover letter example three
Or was it Google translate?
Cover letter example four
Certainly attention grabbing
Funny cover letter example five
Keep working on it
Funny cover letter example six
This guy is the BEST.
Funny cover letter example seven
A cover letter “to die for.”
Funny cover letter example eight
HR is backed well and truly into a corner
Funny cover letter example nine
Got to love a planner.
Funny cover letter example ten
This guy could sell anything.
Funny cover letter example eleven
An excellent gift wrapper with fantastic eyebrows. HIRE!

If you’re currently working on your cover letter and are looking for some simple tips on how to write a killer introduction to your resume, take a look at our guide fantastic cover letter formula.