A number of years ago, when I decided to leave my first job out of college as a market researcher, I wanted to start working as a copywriter for an ad agency. Unfortunately (as it is with so many jobs), all the open positions I found were looking for people with a few years' experience. Without any copywriting experience on my resume, it seemed almost impossible to break into the profession, so I decided to heck with it, and wrote a non-conventional cover letter in about 20 minutes. It was actually more of a story than an actual cover letter, and it felt electrifying to write it. I sent it off to a small company that sounded like a perfect fit and was thrilled when they responded! I ended up working there for a year and felt pretty happy with myself for my creativity. Now I feel silly once I see the things other people put together to land their dream jobs. My newest admiration: this webpage a creative gal named Netta put together called www.IWannaWorkAtInstagram.com. It's so simple yet so clever. I hope she gets the job!
(p.s. a really cool CV)