Letter to Acknowledge a Job Offer
It is professional courtesy to acknowledge
a job offer within a day or two of its receipt. Indicate the date
of the job offer, the specific position offered, and the salary
stated. If any unusual benefits are offered, such as a longer vacation
period or higher commission rate, confirm that in your letter.
Reconfirm your interest in the position
and indicate the date you will contact the employer with your decision.
An offer often includes a decision date. If no date is given, suggest
a date five to fourteen days in the future.
Letter to Accept a Job Offer
Notify the employer as soon as you
decide to accept a job offer. Confirm your acceptance in writing
even if you've already accepted the offer by telephone. Restate
the date of the offer, the position, the salary, and the starting
date. Do not be afraid to express enthusiasm for the company and
your position and future with it.
If you are relocating, let the employer
know your travel plans and expected date of arrival. If you will
be moving before you start work, let the employer know you new (or
interim) address and telephone number.
192 Beta Drive
Davis, CA 95619
March 28, 19xx
Mr. Kevin Jones
3 Wallaby Place
San Francisco, CA 10010
Dear Mr. Jones:
Thank you for your letter of March
25,19xx in which you invited me to become a member of your organization
following graduation. I am pleased to accept your offer of employment.
It is my understanding that this is
a 12-month career position and that I will begin employment on (date).
I have read the benefits package and concur wit its policies as
well as my salary of ($ amount). If any of this information is in
error, please contact me at your earliest possible convenience.
I can be reached at (530) 756-xxxx.
I look forward to a satisfy and mutually
productive career with ABC Corporation.
Courtesy of UC Davis web site