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What is a Job Acceptance Letter

Writing an acceptance letter is a good policy for any job seeker who has decided to take a job offer. It is positive because it reinforces your professional approach. It also provides you with the chance to document a few key things about your new job, such as your title, supervisor, salary and benefits. In this way, you clarify things and avoid misunderstandings. In the vast majority of cases, you'll never need to rely on this documentation. It is not a legal document but if any legal question arises over the terms of employment, you can certainly use it as evidence.

Keep the acceptance letter upbeat, professional and brief.

Here's a sample you can tailor to your situation:


(Mr./Ms. Name)
(Employer Name)
(City, ST ZIP)

Dear (Mr./Ms. Name):

It is with great pleasure that I accept your offer to join (Employer Name) as a (position title) under (Supervisor Name). The goals you outlined for the position are well-matched to my abilities, and I consider it a privilege to join your team.

As we discussed, my annual salary will be (salary), and medical benefits will commence after 30 days of employment.

(Mr./Ms. Name), thank you for making the interview process enjoyable. I look forward to working with you and the (Employer Name) team. I will report to work on (Date). In the meantime, feel free to call me at 2310 0123-456.


Maria Papadopoulos