Sub: [What the letter is about]
Ref: [Where you heard about the vacancy]
Dear [Ms./Mr. Last name],
I am writing in response to your September 12 job posting on www.DirectResponseJobs4Pros.com.
I am a protégé of American Writers & Artists Inc.'s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting direct-response course and would like to be considered for the position.
I am now a freelance copywriter and bring over 10 years of copywriting experience to the table. My copywriting career has also taken me to four European and Asian countries, where I have gained experience working on both sides of the table.
At last count, my copy has sold over $1.80 billion worth of goods and services ranging from men's multivitamin formulas to shipping companies. Brands that I have worked on include P & G, Microsoft, Maersk, GNC Corporation, Franklin Mint, Agora, Nightingale-Conant, Sun Chlorella USA . . . and many others.
I consider myself the ideal candidate to fill the position because I believe I fit your requirements to a T.
In addition, I also have extensive experience as an Internet marketing consultant to several government agencies, including the Department of Social Services, U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs and American Hospital Association.
A link to my copy samples is included in the attached CV.
I would appreciate knowing whether or not I have a future at [Company].
Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. I hope you don't mind if I write again two weeks later if I don't hear from the agency before then.
P.P.S. Because I am a freelancer, I can attend an interview at the convenience of the interviewer(s).