You got the offer! That's awesome. Now its time to write your acceptance letter.
Even if you've accepted a job offer over the phone, its important to write a formal acceptance letter to your new employer. Stating in writing your understanding of the terms of employment can help clear up any potential misunderstandings before they can snowball into bigger problems. Your acceptance letter is not a contract, however, if any legal questions ever arise regarding the terms of your employment, it will be helpful to have your understanding of those terms in writing.
There are six steps you should take once you receive a job offer but start by accepting the job in writing. Heres a sample letter that you can use as a guideline for writing your own job offer acceptance letter:
Dear Ms. Matthews:
It was wonderful to get your call this afternoon offering me the position of assistant buyer for Greenley Corp. Please consider this letter my formal acceptance. I am pleased to accept your offer of the position at a salary of $34,000 annually.
As we agreed, my starting date will be July 28th in order to enable me to finish a summer computer class that will enhance my skills for Greenley Corp. I also understand that I will receive full company pay and benefits during the 12-week training program and that I am considered probationary during that time.
Thank you again, Ms. Matthews, for offering me this wonderful opportunity. Please let me know if I can do anything in advance of my start date to facilitate the paperwork or other tasks that will make my onboarding go smoothly.
I am looking forward to working with you and the Greenley team!
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