Writing an acceptance letter for a job offer is one of the best ways to show a good impression and your professionalism to your new employer. It will also establish a good start and prove that you are committed to your new post.
The acceptance letter should be positive and direct to the point which must include the following:
1) State the exact job title that you are being offered and thank the employer.
2) Express your acceptance.
3) Talk about the details of the employment such as remuneration package, benefits, starting date, work schedule and job description. This is the best time to clarify your terms and conditions to avoid misunderstandings in the future.
4) Emphasize your enthusiasm and appreciation for the opportunity given to you.
You have to address the letter to the person who gave you the job offer. Review and proofread your work. Writing a good acceptance letter is your initial step to prove that your new employer made the right decision.
Below is a sample of an acceptance letter for a job offer.
November 26, 2010
Mr. Jonathan Kent
Human Resources Manager
Dear Mr. Kent,
I would like to express my gratitude for offering me the position of Marketing Manager with Washington Company. I am pleased to accept the position and will start my employment with your company on December 15, 2010.
As discussed verbally yesterday, my starting monthly salary will be $80,000, life and health insurance benefits and company car will be provided after 90 days of employment.
Once again, thank you for giving me this rare opportunity to work with you. I am enthusiastic to join your company and contribute to your success.
Should you need any information or if I need to accomplish any paper works, kindly let me know.
You have to keep in mind that an acceptance letter is binding so make sure that before you write, you are really decided to accept the offer. Sending an acceptance letter for the job offer means you are starting your employment with the company. Writing a letter will only take a few minutes but it has a great value setting the right tone with your new company. Once you back out after you have given the letter, it would be unprofessional and unethical.