Congratulations, you’ve received a job offer! Now all you have to do is accept it and then you can look forward to starting with your new employer.
If you’re unsure about what you should include in your job offer acceptance email, take a look at our tips.
Your acceptance email should include the following
- You should thank the employer for their offer and cite the full job title
- State that you are happy to accept their offer
- Confirm the key terms and conditions of your employment – for example, salary, benefits and start date
- Highlight your enthusiasm for the opportunity and that you’re looking forward to joining the business
Template for a good job offer acceptance email
Subject: YOUR NAME – JOB OFFER ACCEPTANCE
Dear NAME (this should be the person who offered you the position)
Thank you for offering me the position of JOB TITLE with COMPANY NAME. I am pleased to accept this offer and look forward to starting my employment on START DATE.
As discussed, my starting salary will be SALARY and ENTER ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.
Thank you again for offering me this fantastic opportunity. I am looking forward to joining your team and making a positive contribution to the company.
If there is any further information or paperwork you need me to complete, please let me know and I will arrange it as soon as possible.
Top tips for writing your job offer acceptance email
- Keep your email short and sweet. While you want to ensure you include key information there is no need to go overboard with a super-long email. Your new employer is likely to be very busy, so they’ll want to see information that is clear and concise.
- Express your gratitude. You must have showcased your enthusiasm for the company and opportunity during your interview so keep that up in your acceptance email. Keep it brief, but at the same time highlight any particular elements that you are looking forward to.
- Proofread and proofread again. You don’t want your first correspondence with your new employer to contain any mistakes or grammatical errors. This will only make you look unprofessional and suggests that you lack attention to detail. So, check and double-check the email yourself and ask a friend or family member to do the same.
Bringing it all together
Accepting your job offer in a professional manner gets your employment off on the right foot and confirms that you were the right person for the job. Ensure that it is well-written and mistake-free in order to leave a great impression on your soon-to-be new employer.
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