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How to accept a job offer
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Review the job offer details
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This video offers advice on accepting a job offer. Follow our simple steps on how to accept a job offer in this important part of the job-hunting process.
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If you need time to think, ask for it
Be prepared to negotiate
Get the job offer in writing
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During your notice period
Don’t forget to also extend an olive branch to your current colleagues. It can be hard for a team to hear that a valued colleague is leaving, so take the time to personally explain to your closest colleagues why you are leaving. Focus your reasons on the positive aspects of your new role, not the negatives of your current one. Let them know how much you’ve enjoyed working with them and that you’d like to keep in contact.
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How to structure a job offer acceptance letter or email
1. Express your thanks
2. Officially accept the job offer
3. Clarify the salary and benefits
4. Note your start date
5. Conclude on a positive note
For example, “I am looking forward to joining the team and getting started in my new role!”
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Example acceptance letter or email
Once you've taken time to consider the role, reviewed the terms of the offer, and decided to accept the role, you can put these tips together and reply with a job acceptance letter like this:
"Thank you for your time [on the phone/in the office] yesterday. I was delighted to receive your formal offer today for the role of [Job Title] at [XYZ company]. I am happy to officially accept your offer of employment. I look forward to joining your team.
As discussed, my starting salary is [$XX,XXX], with [an annual performance-based bonus, training, professional membership and hybrid working] as part of the offer.
I can confirm that I am required to serve a four-week notice period with my current employer. My start date will be Monday 23rd June."
When accepting a job offer via email, make sure to take note of the hiring manager's correct name and honorifics for the greeting, then end with a professional sign-off such as "Best regards", Sincerely", "All the best", or simply "Thank you".