IELTS Letter topic: Applying for an advertised position

IELTS Letter, topic: Applying for an advertised position

You work a part-time job in a company, and the company posted an advert seeking a person for a full-time position. Write a letter to your manager requesting to apply for the advertised position. In your letter say

– Why do you want to apply?
– What are your future goals?
– Why would it be beneficial for the company?

Dear Mr. Collins,

My name is Lisa Prior and I have been working as a pharmacist assistant in Publix for over 11 months. I am writing to you with reference to the full-time position of principal pharmacist that I have recently seen advertised.

I would like to opt for this position since I finished my Bachelor of Pharmacy degree last month, and am able to work full time. Additionally, the vast experience I have gained by working here side by side with Dr. Loon makes me adequate for this position. Dr Loon is willing to provide you with all the necessary references regarding my performance at work.

Moreover, I am going to start a Master of Pharmacy degree next semester which will not affect my current working schedules at the pharmacy; however, having a better prepared staff member may increase the sales through my providing professional advice to patients on a daily basis. As I prefer this pharmacy over the rest, I would like to continue my professional growth here.

Thank you for your attention, and I hope to receive a positive response to my application.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Faithfully yours,

Lisa Prior

This letter covers all the requirements of the task; all the bullet points are addressed. The information is organized well and the writer progresses from one idea to the next smoothly. The vocabulary is adequate for the purpose of this letter, with just a few instances of inaccurate word choice. Overall this letter seems to be worthy of IELTS Band 8.

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