Accept a Job Offer • Letter Templates and Guide

How to write this letter:

1Begin by expressing your pleasure in accepting the offer, and your confidence in being able to do the job.
2Confirm the relevant details of the agreement such as salary, starting date, or special arrangements.
3If appropriate, indicate how you will make your next contact.
4Reaffirm your interest or appreciation.

Tips

Although you will often accept a job offer in person, it is a good gesture and a wise practice to formalize it with a letter.

Example Letter #1

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I am pleased to accept your offer to join Doe Corporation as a "marketing representative." The meeting with your marketing staff convinced me that I will be working with a successful team in a dynamic company, and I look forward to contributing to the team's efforts. As you requested, I have signed and enclosed the contract which details my salary as well as commission bonuses.

I appreciate the literature you sent on the company's retirement and insurance programs. Thanks also for offering to answer questions I may have concerning these benefits, when I report to you for orientation at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3. I appreciate your help in processing the employment papers and look forward to our January meeting.

Example Letter #2

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I am happy to accept the position as computer programmer in your department. The ongoing training program outlined in your letter convinced me that your company offers excellent growth opportunities for its technical staff.

I understand that my salary will begin at $30,000 per year and that my immediate supervisor will consider a salary increase when I demonstrate expertise in an advanced programming language.

The start date of June 1 is acceptable and I look forward to thanking you in person when we meet at 9:00 a.m. in your office on that date.

Example Letter #3

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Thank you for faxing your job offer today. I accept with pleasure the position of Social Worker in the hospital's Department of Social Work at an annual salary of $25,000.

As we discussed during our phone conversation today, I will arrive at the hospital on June 1, at 8 a.m. After completing the required medical examination, I will report to the personnel office for employee orientation.

I look forward to meeting you and other members of the department's staff. Be assured that I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the hospital's reputation for outstanding community service.

Example Letter #4

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I am pleased to accept your generous offer of an engineering position at Doe Corporation. I certainly plan to confirm your trust in my abilities by working hard. Doe products are famous for quality and dependability and I will do all I can to sustain that reputation.

As agreed, my starting annual salary will be $45,000 and I will participate fully in the Doe employee benefit package. Please expect me at the Human Resources Department at 9:00 a.m. on September 15. I look forward to my first day of contributing to the success of Doe Corporation.

Write Your Letter Step-by-Step

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Begin by expressing your pleasure in accepting the offer, and your confidence in being able to do the job.

Example Sentences

I was very happy to receive your e-mail inviting me to join your firm and will sign and return the contract as soon as it arrives. I am eager to use my skills to produce faster computer programs. I am delighted to accept your generous offer to join the staff of Doe Associates. Thank you for the job offer. Having met with the staff, I feel that I will be able to fit right in. This letter will serve as my formal acceptance of your offer to join the Doe College faculty. I accept the conditions of employment and look forward to this opportunity for professional growth and service. I eagerly anticipate my starting date, especially since your firm has such a great reputation. Thank you for offering me a position in your development group. I look forward to working on the new Doe project. I am very pleased to accept a position as an instructor in your English Language Center and look forward to using the full spectrum of my graduate training. It is with pleasure that I accept your offer to be a sales representative for Doe Cosmetics. I have used your products for many years and feel I can represent the company with confidence. I am please to accept your offer of a position as personnel office manager, effective June 1. I am aware of how many applicants you considered for the position and am eager to prove that you made the right choice. I am delighted to accept your offer, and I will look forward to the training session at noon on July 14. Thank you for the pleasant visit last Friday. I am pleased to accept your offer to join Doe Accounting as a junior accountant, and I plan to meet your high expectations. Thank you for the confidence you are placing in me. I will do all I can to exceed your expectations.

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Confirm the relevant details of the agreement such as salary, starting date, or special arrangements.

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If appropriate, indicate how you will make your next contact.

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