IELTS Letter requesting a businessman for a job

IELTS Letter requesting a businessman for a job

During a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman who owns a chain of restaurants. You talked to him, and he suggested that you contact him about a possible job in one of his restaurants. 

Write a letter to this businessman. In your letter 

  • Remind him when and where you met 
  • Tell him what kind of job you are interested in. ‘
  • Say why you think you would be suitable for the job 

Write at least 150 words. 

You do NOT need to write any address. 

Begin your letter as follows: 


IELTS Letter 1 requesting a businessman for a job


Dear Mr Thompson, 

I am Nikhil Munj, a commerce graduate who met you on a recent flight to Mumbai. I am writing this letter to express my interest in a job in one of the restaurants owned by you.

Body Paragraph 1 on the place and time of the meeting

I hope you remember our discussion on the Jet Airways flight from Bangalore to Mumbai in business class. We chatted about your experience of running many restaurants and your company’s search for a reliable night auditor. 

Body Paragraph 2 about the kind of job you are interested in

Following our discussion, I am applying for the Night Audit Manager position in one of your restaurants. I understand the job involves working in the night hours after all the transactions are over for the day to settle accounts across all the departments of the restaurant. 

Body Paragraph 3 on why you are suitable for the job

I am the perfect candidate for the mentioned job since I have secured distinction in the ‘Accounts’ subject. As a result, I am skilled at managing accounts and believe that I will work with any errors in the mentioned job. 

End Paragraph

In this context, may I request you to please give me one chance for a job interview? Looking forward to a positive reply. Thanking you. 

Yours sincerely, 

Nikhil Munj 

Review of IELTS Letter 1 requesting a businessman for a job

  • The writer grasps the scope of the task and develops the situation needed to address the assignment creatively. All paragraphs satisfactorily address each instruction. The formal tone of the letter is maintained throughout the letter. 
  • All ideas and paragraphs are stitched together with the help of linking words.
  • The author successfully avoids repeating words and phrases and still maintains precision in the usage of the phrase. 
  • The letter has enough variety of sentence structures without errors.
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