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.
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.