A while back I came across a job posting that interested me. I decided that rather than send them the usual resume and cover letter I’d throw together a little game to introduce myself. I didn’t tell them much about who I was or what I wanted. I just sent them the link to the game and thanked them for their time in advance. Unbeknownst to them, the final screen of the game would link them to a hidden page on my site with more information about me and my work.
Well, it turned out the job posting I had seen was out of date and no longer existed. Nonetheless I was called in to meet with their team, we struck up a relationship and have done some work together since (and continue to do so).
It was a fun little project (made over a weekend) that turned into a great story and a bunch of new relationships. I’ve always chosen to take the unusual paths and more often than not it’s worked out quite well. This particular story is one of my favorites.