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Getting the Job – Creatively

30 Dec

I answered a Craigslist ad today for a writing job. The guy wanted a remote writer who will pay close attention to deadlines and be available for projects on an as-needed basis. This is the email I sent him:

“Hello,

 
I am responding to your ad on Craigslist for a copywriter. I understand you are probably getting a number of responses, so I want to make mine stand out. You’re looking for someone who will be there for your projects on an as-needed basis – I am a mom. This means I live my life on an as-needed basis. 
 
Do you not like the idea that I’m a mom? That’s okay – a lot of people back away from me when I say that. If you’re doing this, do me a favor and read this first: I have never missed a deadline in my life. That’s a stretch, isn’t it? It’s true. I’m working with a politician in New Hampshire who really doesn’t know what a timeline is – and I’ve always delivered to him. I also worked with a used car salesman and stayed up three nights to get him his projects on time. 
 
Other people might tell you they’ve been to college and can study all night, or that they work for a big copywriting company and have professional skills. I’ll say the same, but nothing trains you in life to manage your time, stick to deadlines, keep appointments and get your schedule together like being a mom.
 
I have references attesting to my expertise. If you’ll kindly follow this link, you’ll see them:
 
 
After you’ve read what others have to say, follow these links for those pesky writing samples you need to drudge through to gauge your interest in my work:
 
 
 
 
(I ghost wrote this:)
 
 
I hope you’ve read this far. I hope to hear from you. If I’ve grabbed your attention, give me a call – oh, I live in (omitted) Of course, you can also just hit “reply email.”
 
Looking forward to a conversation!”
 
He contacted me and wants to go over my terms with me tomorrow. I’m rather proud of this creative avenue into getting through to this possible future contractor!
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One Response to “Getting the Job – Creatively”

  1. beckman1@frontiernet.net December 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Great job,congratulations!

    Thank You The Beckman’s

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