A Friend You Made While You Were Studying Abroad Has Written To Ask Your Help For Finding A Job In Your Country | Band 9 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 his/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 9 IELTS letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Need help with writing? Get your writing samples corrected by me.

Band 9 IELTS Letter Sample

Dear Tom,

I received your letter two days ago and I am so glad that you want to find a job in China. Yesterday I discussed this with one of my friends working at Baidu, a large IT company in Beijing, and he told me that they wanted to hire someone who could be responsible for their new English version website. I think this job is really suitable for you, because they want someone who has soft programming skills and perfect command of English.

I know you have great interest in soft programming and you taught me a lot about how to design a website when I was in Canada last year. You even showed me lots of amazing websites and online games that you created yourself. So I think this job is really suitable for you. And since English is your mother tongue, you will not have any problems about it.

You can find information about the vacancy on their website. Search for the English version of the Baidu Corporation online. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please feel free to contact me.

Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best!


Band 7.5 IELTS letter sample

Dear Jane,

I’m extremely excited to tell you that a local channel covering wildlife in my country has a new position open for a full-time photographer! I’m writing to let you know the good news and think you might be interested in it.

The job involves the responsibility of taking pictures of wild animals and plants for their Into the Wild program. In addition, you have to be proficient in using photo editing tools such as Photoshop, because it is essential that you add some touches to your photographs before publication.

The main reason why I think the position is suitable for you is that you’re both a professional photographer and a nature fanatic. I’ve seen a wide range of your works before and firmly believe you’re a perfect match for the job.

To apply for the position, you have to go through an online application, in which you will be asked to fill in relevant personal information, upload some portfolios, a cover letter and your resumé. I’ve attached the website link below for your reference so that you can find more information directly.

Good luck,


Band 7.5 IELTS letter sample

Dear Lakshmi,

I was so excited when I received your letter two days ago and I’m thrilled to know that you are here in my country. I came across an advertisement yesterday regarding a recruitment drive on a local website. I believe that there are job openings for data scientists and they are suitable for you.

There is a particular start-up company that caught my interest. The job description put up by the company requires the candidate to have previous experience working with Canadian clients. I can see that you are the best fit for the position as you had been working there for nearly ten years before travelling back to India.

The job requires you to interact with senior delegates and gather information from them. Later, the requirements are to be translated to functional specifications for the team to work on. You can look up the organisation MyDataResearch from the website, countryrecruitmentdrive.in, to gain more information about the company and the work involved. You can post your resume if you find it useful.

All the best!


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17 Responses

  1. Adharsh Joy says:

    Dear Chris,

    I’m just writing to tell you about a job opportunity in a company near to my office that I feel suitable for you.

    The position is as Customer Service Manager at Jotun Paints, and the main duty is to handle their clients. You might be asked to deal with customer complaints and to ensure timely delivery. I’m sure that there will be a need to contact customers frequently.

    I felt feel that this job will suit you the best because your qualification and experience well matches with it. As you opted Customer Service Management as your specialization during your masters, this job will be a perfect option. Also, as you’re familiar with the subject, it will be easier for you to crack the interview.

    To apply for this vacancy, you should directly go to the careers page on their website. There will be a list of vacant positions, and select this one and click on the Apply ‘Apply’ ikon icon. Furnish the application form with relevant details and submit it.

    All the best,

  2. David Chen says:

    Dear Alexis,

    I just got your mail on Christmas. Thank you for the delicate card as well as my favorite TWG tea bags. I am so glad to know that your intension to seek a job in Taiwan. The good news is, there is one that perfectly suits you.

    After some discussion with many of my friends and acquaintances, Mr.Chang, a assistance manager of TSMC, said they are interesting in you. I met Mr.Chang at our university lab in Hsinchu where the headquarters of TSMC is located. He told me that they wanted to hire a expert at both field of chemical engineering and electric engineering so as to be in charge of their newly-founded lab. Hopefully, you will be a manager of R&D department of the company.

    I have known that you have written some papers about semiconductor when we were at college. Since I have read some of those, I am sure that will impress them and convince them that you are second to none for the position.

    Did you remember John? He was my classmate in my high school years and he showed us around the city of Hsinchu when we went on a trip to western part of the island two years ago. He is now a vice manager of TSMC. If you have any question about this vacancy, he will be glad to help you. And, last but not least, in the following is the human resource manager’s mail address. [email protected]

    You can show off your Mandarin proficiency when talking to them. Feel free to let me know when you need somebody to practice with you. Good luck.

    Hope this would help,

    • ielts practice says:

      This is a band 6.5 essay.

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  3. Alvan Eziama says:

    Dear Clara,

    I’m glad to learn you’ve finally made up your mind to seek greener pastures in my country. You’ve in fact made a wise decision considering the poor economic state of your country. Yesterday, I discussed with my boss about your job search, and luckily, a friend of his just opened a cafe and is currently in dire need of an attendant. Coincidentally, this job matches your vast experience as a volunteer attendant in your uncle’s restaurant.
    However, there are key things you need to know about this job, which may differ from your current work.

    Firstly, the remuneration is not as quite high compared to the wages of other similar companies within this vicinity. The reason is that the company is new and the owner had spent so much on infrastructure, furnishing and registration. On this note, he intends to curtail further expenditure by hiring few staff and keeping the wages low. It’s only about $3 difference with what others pay, and there will be a written agreement to increase staff salary after one year.

    Aside the fact that you have passion for this kind of job, there is arrangement for the staff to be officially trained and opportunity for ongoing training as well. This will indeed prepare you well for university education whenever you’re ready for study. In addition, the money you’ll earn in the process will go a long way in helping your family back home, considering the current currency conversion rate, I forgot to mention that the business owner will be providing free accommodation for you, so in essence, you’ll be better off than those who receive high salaries and still pay high rents.

    If you’re interested in this job, please send your resume and cover letter to me as soon as possible. I’ll hand these in to my boss, who will in turn forward them to his friend.

    Yours truly


  4. Daniyal Gohar says:

    Dear Tom,

    I’m just writing to inform you that there is a job opening in We.R.Play company.

    We.R.Play want to hire someone who have a good programming skills.They are building a computer game like “Devil may cry 4”. As you know this game contains a lot of functionality and full of action.

    This job is suitable for you because as i mention above this game requires a lot of programming skills and i know you had a great programming skills. Furthermore this company also offering a handsome package for this job opening and for a talented person like you good salary should be must.

    To apply for this job you need a 1 year working experience as well as a portfolio which have only your awesome game projects. The projects which you think shows you programming skills at best and also the client behavior certificate from your’s current company.

    Keep in touch,

  5. Aida says:

    Dear David,
    I hope this letter meets you well. I am very happy to know that you are thinking about living in my country and I am sure you will like Armenia. Just yesterday I noticed a job when I was surfing the internet.
    Actually, taking into consideration our background it will not be difficult to find a job here as our specialisation is in high demand in my country. As I said above, I saw a job on careercenter.com site just corresponding to your interest. So, it is a well-known organisation looking for a financial analyst position with a master degree and with two years experience. Obviously, it will be suitable for you as you have both qualification and experience for it.
    You just need to open an account in their web page and fill their form and attach your CV and diploma. I will help you with this if you need it. I will be very delighted to hear that you get this workplace.
    I am waiting for good news. Good luck.
    Keep in touch,

  6. Bikramjit Singh Khokhar says:

    Dear Tom,
    I hope you’re doing well. Recently, you asked me about any job opening in my company. Luckily, you reached to me at the perfect time. A few days ago, when I was talking to Shannon, I came to know about a job opportunity with the title “Frontend Developer”. As you are a master of graphics and creativity, this employment opportunity is the best fit for you.

    During our post-graduation, I have observed your frontend designing skills for both web and mobile applications. Especially animations and transitions that you made to our final group project just made me surprised.

    Interesting, isn’t it? You can look around Monster. com and search with my company name, “Website Tech” and grab this fantastic chance of getting your favorite work. Apart from your resume, you must need to upload a cover letter along with my reference.

    My manager is a kind person. He will definitely like hard-working and focused people like you. See you around in a week or so, and my best wishes are always with you.


  7. Sandhya says:

    Dear Tulsi,

    Hope you and your family are doing great. I am really delighted to receive a message from you.

    I came to know that there is a job requirement in a company which is located in Siruseri, which is near to our office. The candidate they are looking for seems to be perfectly matched with your skillset.

    The job description includes a professional degree qualified candidate – preferably in computer science, theoretical knowledge in using Selenium tool with good communication skills. They are looking for a candidate with the above mentioned qualifications to fulfill the requirement of an automation test engineer, where the candidate has to automate a web based application.

    Since you are a qualified computer science graduate with strong skills in all the above mentioned areas, I feel that you will certainly fit into this job.

    You can apply to this job by navigating to the company’s portal (https://hexawaretechnologies.come), then search in the search box with job code as ‘23423’. You need to provide a few basic details, attach your resume by click on upload button then finally click on ‘Apply for Job’ button.

    Hope you will get a call from the company in 2 or 3 working days after you submit the details, keep me posted the updates and let me know if you need any further information. I am looking forward to seeing you soon in our company.

    Best Wishes,
    Sandhya V.

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