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Accept a Job Offer — Letter-Writing Tutorial

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.

Steps

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

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.

Phrases

  • accept the conditions of employment
  • happy to receive your offer
  • confidence you are placing in me
  • delighted to accept your offer
  • eager to use my skills
  • feel that I will be able to
  • for the job offer
  • for offering me a position
  • great opportunity for
  • inviting me to join your
  • join the staff of
  • look forward to working on
  • look forward with eagerness
  • meet your high expectations
  • pleased to accept your
  • professional growth and service
  • represent the company with confidence
  • thank you for
  • this letter serves as my formal acceptance
  • using my graduate training
  • very pleased to accept
  • will sign and return the contract
  • will do all I can to
  • will be an honor for me
  • will look forward to
  • your offer of a position as

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

Sentences

  • I have already begun to ship my household goods and plan to arrive on August 14. As agreed, I will meet you in your office at 3:30 p.m. on August 15.
  • I understand and accept the conditions of employment as outlined in your recent letter.
  • I have submitted my resignation with the understanding that I will leave at the end of the current semester, so I should have ample time to relocate my family and be ready for workshops by August 25.
  • As you requested, I will report to the personnel office at 8:00 a.m. Monday to receive my initial briefing.
  • The $27,000 salary for my first year is acceptable. I will be able to start on June 1, immediately following graduation.
  • I accept your offer of $20,000 plus commissions for my first year with the understanding that if my sales exceed $100,000, I will qualify for a three percent bonus.
  • As agreed in our last meeting, the salary offer in the contract is acceptable, and the university will pay my moving expenses up to $3,000.

Phrases

  • accept your salary offer
  • as we discussed
  • as agreed, I will
  • as outlined in your
  • as stipulated in the contract
  • for my first year
  • have submitted my
  • immediately following graduation
  • plan to arrive on
  • receive my initial briefing
  • salary offer is acceptable
  • should have ample time to
  • understand from your letter
  • understand and accept the conditions
  • will report to the personnel office on
  • will report for work at
  • will be ready for
  • will be able to start on
  • will pay moving expenses up to
  • with the understanding that

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

Sentences

  • I will report for work at 8:00 a.m. on Monday. I want to hit the ground running.
  • I will contact the personnel office to complete the remaining paperwork and schedule my physical examination for insurance coverage by October 15. I would appreciate receiving any reading material that might help me prepare for the position before that time.
  • As you requested, I will call you when I arrive in town on Saturday. I am anxious to begin work on Monday.
  • I am eager to begin work as soon as possible. You can expect me at the office at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Friday.
  • Thank you for your phone call. I am sending you a fax this morning with detailed information about my family's housing needs.
  • I will call your office as soon as I arrive in town on Wednesday. Before then, you may leave messages for me at 555-5555. I will check for messages each night.
  • I will arrive in Springfield a few days ahead of my family, and will attend the orientation on August 27.
  • Unless I hear from you by May 15, I will report to your office on May 21.

Phrases

  • arrive in Springfield on
  • as you requested
  • as we arranged
  • as soon as I arrive
  • be available for
  • be at the office by
  • call you to
  • call you when I arrive
  • call your office
  • can reach me at
  • check for messages each night
  • complete the remaining paperwork
  • confirm my arrival time
  • contact the personnel office
  • may leave a message for me at
  • please send me information about
  • report directly to
  • report at your office on
  • schedule the necessary appointments by
  • unless I hear from you by
  • would appreciate receiving

4. Reaffirm your interest or appreciation.

Sentences

  • I look forward to getting started.
  • I appreciate all the help that you and your staff have given me in this hiring process.
  • I am eager to begin work as soon as possible.
  • Thank you for your confidence. I am anxious to begin work.
  • I am looking forward to helping you make a difference.
  • Thank you again for this exciting opportunity. I am anxious to begin work.
  • Thank you for the confidence you have placed in me.

Phrases

  • am eagerly anticipating
  • am anxious to begin
  • appreciate all the
  • as soon as possible
  • during this hiring process
  • eager to start work
  • exceed your expectations
  • for this exciting opportunity
  • for offering me this
  • for the confidence you have shown
  • helping you make a difference
  • look forward to
  • meet your expectations
  • my starting date
  • thank you for
  • the help that you and your staff have given me
  • want to hit the ground running
  • will be happy to serve
  • with such a great firm

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