It’s always nice when you get a job offer, but do you know how to formally accept it? I’m sure you would accept a job offer verbally, but it’s not enough especially at high levels. A written form is strongly suggested in order to have a document with all the information. It also makes you look professional. Before sending an acceptance letter, make sure you receive a written and proper communication, not just a vague offer over the phone. You can call your contact at the company (the hiring manager, for example) and tell them you accept the offer and that they will soon receive a job acceptance letter (and ask for further information if they are not given to you). You should also give a call to anyone who was involved in the hiring process to tell them the news.
I suggest to be brief and very clear in your job acceptance letter. First of all, you should thank the company for the opportunity and then include every detail about your employment, such as starting date and salary. Ask if you can help with the process or paperwork. Then you can finish your letter and actually accept the job. Before sending it, you should also check (double-check) your text and make someone else proofread it too. You want to keep it professional and make sure everyone knows you are attentive to details. As said before, a job offer acceptance letter is not just a way of write down the info about your employment, it’s also a good way to thank the people you’ve met who have chosen you over other skilled candidates. Therefore it’s important to address the letter properly. If you want, you could choose to send an e-mail instead of a letter, it depends on the company’s style.
I hope you can write a good job acceptance letter and start your new job with enthusiasm. Good luck!