Accepting your Job Offer in Writing

Last updated on Jun 21, 2022

Acceptance Only After Negotiations

Make sure that you finish all your negotiations for any change in the offer and only then accept the job. This is because once you accept the offer, your employer will think that you are accepting all the terms in the offer without any problem.

Writing an Acceptance Letter

While accepting a job offer from your employer, either do so by email or sign an appointment letter provided by your employer. This way it will be hard for the employer to dispute your appointment in the future and withdraw from it.

Time Limit for Acceptance

In some cases, your employer may ask you to reply with the acceptance of the job offer by email before a certain date, for example, the 10th of the month or by the end of the week. It is imperative that you respond to the job offer within this time period or the offer may lapse and the employer may offer the position to someone else. You will not have any recourse against this.

If your employer does not specify any time or manner of replying to the job, then:

  • Use the mode of communication which does not cause delays.
  • Reply within a reasonable time or the job offer may not be there anymore.

If you decide to reject the job offer, please make sure that you communicate it properly to your employer either in writing or in person or over the phone.

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