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How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

By Recruiting Specialist
America’s Job Exchange
How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

Whether by standard mail or email, if you have accepted a job offer it is always a good idea to send a job acceptance letter. This communique is a way to outline the details of the job, an opportunity to thank those with whom you've met, as well as confirm the start day of your employment. Here are all the elements you should include.

An acceptance letter can be brief. It should be addressed to the person who formally offered you the position and include your contact details again. After you thank your future employer about the job opportunity, you should take some time to outline the details of employment. This should include salary, benefits and any other items that were agreed upon. Don't forget to confirm your start date.

Even though you have the job, you should always keep it professional . Make sure to use the proper grammar and check for typos. This correspondence is part of the ongoing impression you will make as an employee of the company.

Here is a sample job acceptance letter that you can reference:

Your First Name Last Name
Your Address
Your Phone number & Email

First Name Last Name of Company Representative
Title of Representative
New Employer's Address

Dear [Company Representative]

I was very pleased to receive your call today about the [name of position] at [name of company]. It is with great pleasure that I accept the position with this formal letter of acceptance.

According to what we discussed, [date] will my official start date. I will receive a base salary of $ as well as [detail other benefits including healthcare]. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to joining the [name of company] team.

Please let me know if there is any additional information you require prior to my start date. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,
[Your Signature]

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