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Sample Acceptance Message

Dear Ms. Shook:

As follow-up to our conversation on June 24, 20XX, I would like to confirm my acceptance of your employment offer. The position of Human Resources Assistant will provide exactly the kind of experience I have been seeking. I feel very confident that I can make a significant contribution to the City of Madison, and I am grateful for the opportunity you have given me.

As we discussed, I will report to work on Monday, July 6, 20XX. I understand that I will have a starting salary of 30K. Again, thank you for your offer. I will keep in touch as my start date nears.


(Your Name)


Sample Decline Message

Dear Dr. Railey:

Thank you for meeting with me on Friday to discuss the opportunity for employment within your Research and Development Department. The enthusiasm and warmth of the Entergy people I met impressed me, and the position is challenging.

However, while I appreciate your generous offer, after considerable thought I have decided to decline the position. I have accepted a position elsewhere that I feel is better suited to my long-term goals.

Again, thank you for your time and consideration.


(Your Name)