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Accepting an Offer

Sample Acceptance Letter

After receiving a job offer and verbally accepting, a company will likely expect you to accept in writing as well. You should also request the offer in writing prior to accepting.

  • Use a professional, direct style.
  • Restate terms of employment and clearly indicate acceptance.
  • Convey eagerness.
  • Note (or remind of) next interaction, if appropriate.
  • Avoid:
    • Overly exuberant style (example: I can't believe it! I'm now employed at XYZ Corporation. I can't wait to start!
    • Overly detailed logistical questions.
    • Being vague or unclear that you are accepting the offer.
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