A Friend You Made While Studying Abroad Needs Help In Finding A Job In Your Country | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding a job in your country. You have heard about a job in a local company that might be suitable for him/her. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter:

  • Tell your friend about the job and what sort of work it involves
  • Say why you think the job would be suitable for him/her
  • Explain how to apply for the job

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS essays, letters and reports corrected by me.

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sam,

Hope this finds you well. You mentioned in your previous letter that you were looking for a job here and I have found an opportunity that might suit you. Also, the tentative joining date is specified as next month, so I hope it would be convenient for you.

The vacancy is at a newly opened pharmaceutical company in my town and they are looking for a sales professional who has accounting knowledge as well. Moreover, the position requires you to travel to their other branch which is also in the same city once a week. As your communication and interpersonal skills are strong, I think the sales position would be suitable for you. Also, as you recently completed your master’s in business administration, the accounting tasks would be smooth sailing for you.

You need to apply for this position through their official website www.pharmacorp.com. While, applying make sure you upload your resume and a photograph along with other details. I hope that you have received a clear picture about the job, but if you need any more help or information please let me know.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,


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8 Responses

  1. Pooja says:

    Dear Sam,

    Congrats! You got your degree from college and thanks for superb photos of your college convocation.

    As you mentioned that you are looking for a job in digital marketing, in India. Well, I’ve got some good news for you. You may have heard of the company SEO Discovery. It is now hiring online marketers from all over the world.

    You’re seriously good with computers and internet, which is why you’ve always wanted to pursue a career in social media marketing. SEO Discovery has been in the business from last 15 years and the golden opportunity of working with a reputed company like this don’t repeat again. I’m certainly sure that this company can give right direction to your passion.

    The whole process is a piece of cake. Firstly, log on to their website at http://www.seodiscovery.com and go to the vacancies section. Here select your desired post and click apply, you can send you resume from there. You’ll receieve a call if you are eligilbe and lastly, you’ll be appearing for a last stage interveiw.

    Best of luck form your friend and don’t forget to inform me about your arrival, I can’t wait to see you.

    Yours truly,

  2. Ipek Durgut says:

    Dear John,
    I hope you are fine and everything is going well. I have just received your letter about looking for a job in Australia.
    Last week I saw an advertisement on Linkedin. A famous holding company in Australia is looking for a Marketing Manager for their Sydney branch. Responsibilities of the job are leading the marketing department, controlling the sales resorts, and prepairing monthly reports about company’s customer portfolio, market share and sales trends.
    I think this job would be great for you because you had a bachelor degree in Business Administration and you did master in Marketing Management programme. Also your qualifications and ledarship skills are perfect for the requirements that the company looks for.
    You can find the application on Linkedin and company’s own website. You can send your CV directly to HR department via e-mail. Their address is written on the advertisement.
    I wish you luck. Please inform me about the process and let me know if you need help.
    Looking forward to hearing good news from you.
    Best wishes,

  3. Sandun says:

    Dear John,

    I received your letter of 10th July, and I’m delighted to hear from you after a long time. I still remember the good old days we spent together when we were studying in Australia. Now, I’m already settled here, and working as a civil engineer in a government organisation. I’m pleased to hear that you are interested in working in my country.

    Well, I saw an advertisement published by a local company called Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. They are looking for an experienced civil engineer having over five years of experience in high rise building design works according to the European standards. This position expects you to conduct structural design works of a tall rise building.

    I think this is a perfect job for you because you have a master degree in design of highrise buildings and you have over six years of experience of designing tall buildings.
    You can directly send an application along with your completed curriculum vitae to the employer’s email address [email protected]. Moreover, I have attached an advertisement along with this letter. If you need any more information, please let me know.
    Wishing you best of luck, and looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best Regards,

  4. Shubham Kumar says:

    Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her to your family party. In your letter

    – Explain why you are organizing the party.
    – Describe what you are planning to do.
    – Say how important it is to have your friend at the party.


    Dear Karan,
    Hope you are hale and hearty. I am writing this letter to invite you and your family to the small function we are going to organize on 15 Sept 2019.
    Firstly, you would be very happy to know that I have bought three BHK flat in Gurgaon. As you know that the cost of living is very expensive so it is inevitable for me to delay the purchase of a house in the city. Thus, to celebrate this occasion my family members have decided to host a small party where we can invite our close relatives and friends.
    We have decided a small worship at the flat in the morning than we have made a small arrangement of lunch for our guests. Further, we have also made an arrangement of the dance floor in the flat where the guest can dance and enjoy the whole evening.
    It has been a very long time since we met with each other, so I am very excited to see you in the function. Moreover, this function is incomplete without your presence. Hence, I request you again to free yourself in advance for the above date to attend the party.
    Look forward to meeting you soon.

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