IELTS Letter topic: Resigning from a part time job

IELTS letter, topic: ask the college principal for information about a scholarship (from Ace the IELTS book)

You have just finished your master’s degree and need to leave your current part-time job to search for full-time employment.

Write a letter to your current employer. In your letter:

– explain why you will not be able to pursue a full-time job in his/her company
– say why you’ve enjoyed working for him/her
– tell him/her how much longer you will continue to work for him/her.


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to inform you of my resignation in order to seek a full-time position at another company.

I will be unable to continue to work at your company as I have decided to pursue a career in Marketing. Being an international student, I was working here to support myself and fund my education. However, now that I finished my master’s degree in Marketing, I would like to start working in my profession.

I greatly enjoyed my time working as a retail associate in your company. Not only did I have an opportunity to meet new people, but also it helped me polish my English speaking and listening skills.


I can continue working here for the next 2 weeks. After that, I would like to dedicate all of my time to the application process for the companies I would like to work at.

I hope that I was a valuable employee to you, and would appreciate a reference letter from you to my future employer.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Rowena Marti

This letter covers all the bullet points from the task statement. The information is organized in a logical way and cohesive devices are used appropriately. The range of vocabulary is adequate for the purpose of this letter. Sentence structures are varied and the grammar is well controlled. Overall this letter seems to be worthy of IELTS Band 8.

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