Employment Acceptance Letter and Email

Use the sample employment acceptance letter or email to secure the job and confirm your acceptance of employment with the company. Make the right impression from the start.

Your new employer will be expecting you to respond in a professional and polite manner to their job offer, a well written acceptance letter will set you on the right career track.

Adapt these sample acceptance letters for your own purposes.

Employment acceptance email

Once you have been offered the job verbally you should be sent the final job offer in writing. This usually precedes the actual employment contract. Often you are asked to simply sign the letter of employment to indicate your acceptance of the job offer and return it to the company.

It is a good idea to send an email confirming that you have received the written job offer and have signed and sent it back. This way the employer knows that the employment process is proceeding correctly. It is important to note that a job offer is generally not considered binding until it has been communicated in writing.

Dear Mrs Green

I received your formal job offer earlier today. I have read through it carefully, signed it and sent it back to you as requested. As suggested I have kept the second copy.

Thank you again for giving me this exciting opportunity. I look forward to starting employment with ABC Company on January 4, 2016 and to becoming a member of such a dynamic team.

If there is any additional information or paperwork you need please let me know.

Regards

J Candidate
jcandidate@gmail.com

You can check that you have been given all the necessary details in your job offer using this Standard Job Offer Letter

As an alternative to the email, you can send a confirmation letter together with the signed offer of employment or employment contract.

Sample employment acceptance letter

Your address

Mr Joe Morris
XYZ Corp.,Inc.
1009 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Dear Mr Morris

Thank you for sending me your formal job offer so promptly. I have read through it carefully and signed it as requested. I have kept the second copy as you suggested.

I would like to thank you again for this wonderful opportunity and I eagerly anticipate starting with XYZ Corp on January 4, 2016.

If there is any additional information or paperwork you need in advance of my start date please contact me.

Sincerely,

J Candidate

This is an example of a more detailed employment acceptance letter to adapt for your own use.

Accepting a Job Offer

Go through this practical  job offer evaluation to make sure you are making the right decision.

The job offer guide outlines what should be included in a valid offer of employment letter.

Do you want to negotiate your compensation? Use the job offer negotiation letter to get the offer you want.

It is also important to decline the job offer in a professional manner.

Know how to quit your job in the right way.

It is important to write an employment acceptance letter or email to confirm that you have signed the formal offer of employment and to restate your enthusiasm for the position. It keeps those involved in the hiring process informed and ensures that you start your career with the company on the right note.

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