Letter Writing # 214 - During a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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 should 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 addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................,

Sample Answer:

Dear Mr Barron,

I sat next to you on a flight from Brisbane to London on September 18th. You offered me your business card after hearing my enthusiasm to work in a restaurant. I am writing to remind you about a possible job that you offered me during our meeting on this very flight.

It was very kind of you to advise me that I should contact you if I ever want to work in a restaurant. As I mentioned briefly during our delightful conversation, I used to work at a restaurant as an assistant manager and took a break from work to complete my Master's degree. Now that I am willing to work again, I would like you to consider me as a potential employee in one of your restaurants in Australia - perhaps as an assistant manager.   

I have worked as an assistant manager in a reputed restaurant in Melbourne for about 3 years and before that, I was in charge of the customer care department in a retail shop. I have completed a course in hotel management from one of the top management schools in Australia. Moreover, I have good exposure in Front Desk Management. I am positive my skills and expertise will definitely be an asset to your organisation.

If you have further queries or need further information, please contact me at the email address or phone number provided on my Curriculum Vitae.

Yours Sincerely,

Robert Caldwell

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Dear Mr Smith,

My name is Sunil and we met last week on a SpiceJet flight from Hyderabad to Delhi. I was sitting next to you on the flight and after we got introduced, we had a brief discussion about my work experience, and you suggested a possible job opening in one of your restaurants.

I would like to offer my candidacy as an accountant in your restaurant and I believe I can serve the possible with dedication. Currently, I am working as an accountant at the Trident hotel. I have a master’s degree in commerce and a diploma in hospitality management. I am looking for a job where I can manage the entire accounting portfolio of all restaurants.

I believe this position is an exact match of my skill sets as I have more than ten years of relevant experience in accounting and hospitality domains. I would really appreciate if you could go through my profile and let me know your thoughts about the possible job.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Sunil Wadhwa