I’m applying for what might be my dream second role that fits perfectly around my current role. In a massive coincidence, the person listed to contact on the job ad has the same last name as me.
It might not seem like a big deal, but I have a very, very uncommon last name and have always been told basically anyone else in Australia with our last name is very likely related to us. I don’t recognise the first name as anyone I’ve met in the extended family.
Would you acknowledge this coincidence in a cover letter? I don’t want to make it seem like I’d be hinting toward it being somehow in my favour or something but it almost seems odd to just ignore… “dear Mr xyzabc, my name is (first name) xyzabc…”