Letter Sample #163 – You cannot go to a company where you got an offer

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 163

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

First of all, I would like to thank you and express my gratitude for offering me a position at your company. It is indeed quite amazing that a great company like yours has found me out, through the help of some employment agency, and taken the time to reach out to me and finally offer me a job.

However, as much as I like the offer, the truth is that I will not be able to work for your company because I do not think that I will have much to learn in the position that you are offering me. After all, I am more of a technical person, aiming for the position of a Chief Technical Officer at a large technology company, instead of becoming a Project Manager at the IT (information technology) department of a large and famous banking institution.

Besides, I like my current job a lot because it allows me to work at my own pace, most of the time. Apart from this particular flexibility, I can also have enough time to spend with my family, especially, because I do not really have to spend much time commuting back and forth from my job.

I would like to show my gratitude once again.

Yours faithfully,

Mitch Mayer

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