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    #1

    vacancy or vacancies ?

    I am interested in the ABC Graduate Recruitment vacancy
    I am interested in the ABC Graduate Recruitment vacancies

    hi,
    ABC Graduate Recruitment is the name of a graduate scheme.
    The company will hire 6 people this year.
    I am interested in any of those 6 vacancies.
    But the company will not offer me more than 1.
    In my job application letter, should I write vacancies or vacancy?

    many thanks

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    Re: vacancy or vacancies ?

    Are you applying for any of the vacancies? Do they have different criteria? You have the right idea - it's all in how you visualize the situation. Are you interested in any of the various vacancies, or - if they are all identically defined - then you are really only interested in a position within the company.

    When you really think about it, you are not really even interested in a vacancy (or the vacancies). You are interested in a placement. Not a vacancy. I would suggest you re-cast the entire sentence to stress that:

    I am interested in a position with ABC.

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    Re: vacancy or vacancies ?

    yes, 6 positions are identical

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    Re: vacancy or vacancies ?

    ... or you could write, "I am interested in one of the ABC Graduate Recruitment vacancies."

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    Re: vacancy or vacancies ?

    If I were you I would follow Soup's advice. In the UK, don't say "I am interested in a position..."

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    Re: vacancy or vacancies ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If I were you I would follow Soup's advice. In the UK, don't say "I am interested in a position..."
    why?

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    Re: vacancy or vacancies ?

    The word 'interest' doesn't express your want for the position. It's a mere interest, that's all. Try,

    1. I am interested in applying for / would like to apply for one of the available / vacant ABC Graduate Recruitment positions and request more information.

    2. I am interested in finding out more about the ABC Graduate Recruitment position.

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