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Section 2.5.2

Acceptance Letters

Letters accepting a job not only convey information, but alsoestablish a contractual relationship between you and theorganization or person offering you the position. Consequently, acceptance letters shouldaccurately restate the key terms of employment.

Send an acceptance letter as soon as you are absolutely sure that you want to accept the joboffer. If you need more than two weeks to decide whether or not to accept an offer, telephoneor write the person making the offer and ask for an extension of time to decide.

Format

Begin the first paragraph by enthusiastically accepting the job. Be sure to state the exact title ofthe job and the salary.

The second paragraph usually discusses details about the position, especially the date that youwill begin work.

The last paragraph is short statement of goodwill, usually indicating that you are looking forwardto starting your new job.

The following is an example of a standard letter of acceptance.


Sample Acceptance Letter

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