General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 19 - You cannot go to a company where you got an offer

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should write at least 150 words.

You cannot go to a company where you got an offer. Write a letter to the HR supervisor to:

» Explain the reason why you decline the offer
» Express your gratitude
» Explain why you like your current job very much.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir/ Madam,


Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir/ Madam,
I am writing to inform you that I have received your company's offer for a landscape designer position but I am sorry to say that I need to decline it.
I have known your company for decades and I have heard of the great projects that your company has recently completed. I appreciate your time on checking my portfolio online and I was flattered when I received your invitation. Honestly, it took me one week to weigh in my options.    

At the end of the day, I decided to decline the offer because I am happy with my achievements and role now in my recent company. Besides that, I also have big on-going projects that I want to finish to add to my portfolio before I will decide to explore other job opportunities.
I hope that in the future I will have a chance to work and be a part of the success of your growing company.
Respectfully Yours,

Benchong Dee

(Approximately 165 words)  

( Written by - Benchong Dee)


Model Answer 2:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform about exquisite job offered which was provided by you last week.  Unfortunately, I have got ample opportunity from my current company which leads to me excuse your offer.

I am Shah and had faced an interview in your company and B200AJ is the reference number for it. Actually, I was impressed by your interview panel that seemed very knowledgeable and expert in their works.  I was entertained by your team with lots of cooperation and support during that time.  Finally, I had been informed by one of the interviewers that I was shortlisted for this opportunity and HR Manager will contact me for final procedure.  

After your final conversation, I had come to the point that the offered package and responsibilities are not fulfilling my future growth. Simultaneously, in my current company, they are happily ready to increase my pay and also offered me a higher post which I deserve by this time. Finally, I am thankful to you that you have given me this prospect.  However, due to some personal circumstances, I could not reach there and I have no other way but to decline your offer.
I would expect your kind support on this stage.

Yours Faithfully,

(Approximately 204 words)  

( This model answer was written by - Jayesh Bhuva)


Model Answer 3:

Dear Sir / Madam,

I was a potential employee to whom you made a job offer. I would like to extend my thanks for such an offer, especially at such a company as yours. It is, however, with the deepest regret that I must decline your generous invitation and apologise for any inconvenience I may have caused.

I appreciate immensely the interview organised by your company and the extensive effort made by all the staff involved. Their attitude was impressive and highly commendable. As such I must pass my sincerest apologies for any difficulties related to the extra work that must have been involved, and the time wasted on your behalf. Although the offer was substantial, it wasn’t enough to encourage me to sever the bonds with my current employer. During my time at my present company, my superiors supported me and fostered my career. In short, they made me the employee I am today.

I would like to keep the lines of communication open between our two parties and look forward to further correspondence.

Yours sincerely
Juan Carter

(Approximately 175 words)  

( This model answer can be followed as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)



Model Answer 4:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Thank you for considering me as a suitable candidate for the position of assistant manager in your organisation and in fact I was very eagerly waiting for your call last week to be selected as an employee in your organisation.

However, I am very sorry to say that I would not be able to join your organisation due to some unavoidable situations. There are a couple of primary reasons why I am denying this job offer:  one of them is being the job location offered and the other being the salary offered. Apart from these, there are a few other reasons due to which I find my current job more exciting and beneficial.

In my current job, I have flexible timing which allows me to keep a balance between my personal and professional life. Also, I am due for a promotion this year and I am expecting a managerial role to come my way soon. The roles and responsibilities of this new position would be very challenging and to fulfil them with a known team would be an added advantage if I stay back in my organisation.

So in a nutshell, thank you for the job offer but I would like to stay with my current organisation and I am humbly declining the offer from your organisation.

Sam Johnson.

(Approximately 175 words | Written by - Ripal Vyas )  

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0 # Pooja Gupta 2017-03-05 11:05
GT Writing Task 1/Letter Writing Topic:

You cannot go to a company where you got an offer. Write a letter to the HR supervisor to:

» Explain the reason why you decline the offer
» Express you gratitude
» Explain you like your current job very much.

You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Sir,


Dear Sir,

I am writing to express my immense gratitude for the job offer in your company and my sincere apologies for declining this offer. I would have loved to be a part of your organisation, which is one of the prominent names in the field of architecture and interior decoration, and I am sure working in your company would have helped in my career as well, but there are certain reasons for which I am declining this offer.

First, I did not get a substantial raise in my pay scale when I was offered the position in your company. Moreover, my company has offered me a raise in pay and a long due promotion. And, Secondly, the job role in your company would require me to reallocate to Indore. I recently got my 4-year-old son admitted to a nearby school, i.e. Cambridge International School and changing the school and place of residence would be a huge problem for me at this time and I am not looking forward to changing these two. Moreover, I am quite happy with my current employer and job responsibilities and would like to continue working here for few more years.

Also, allow me to mention that my interview experience in your company was really pleasant as it was planned perfectly. None of the candidates had to wait for long for their turn. I hope you will consider my resume in future if there is any opening matching to my profile and I apply for that.

Your Faithfully,
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0 # Mohammad Tariq 2018-01-22 06:45
No doubt it is an excellent letter writing but in the first paragraph, you can use "but there are certain reasons for which I am unable to accept this offer." as there will be no repetition of "declining this offer".
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0 # Arjun 2017-05-03 13:00
The writing is perfect, I believe it should not get less than 8 or 7.5. But what I feel in this writing is the first sentence, where you have mentioned "immense gratitude", because it is not suiting the requirement and the tone is getting changed after these words. Rest is beautifully described. Even I am trying to improve my writing as my test is due on 25th May-2017.
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+3 # GK 2015-08-19 13:20
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am very thankful to you for considering me as a suitable candidate for the position of Assistant Manager - SAP at your esteemed organisation. Today I have received your offer letter along with salary details which are mutually agreed. But I am very sorry to state that I am declining your offer.

I have always wanted to work with an organisation as big and reputed as yours. And the job descriptions provided by you perfectly matched with my profile. My project head in my present organisation considered my name for the new upcoming project in SAP upgrade and they considered my name for the Team Lead position for this project. As an SAP MM consultant, it is very important for us to grab such project experience as this will add a feather to our career growth wings.

Hence I would request you to consider this letter as an official communication of declining your offer.

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