Job Acceptance Letter: Keeping It Professional and Brief Worksheet

Job Search Writing – Job-Related Letters

Practice with this Job Acceptance Letter Worksheet to ensure you are including the right information when accepting a new position. Ten exercises let you practice your job writing skills through the process of constructing this type of letter.

Job Acceptance Letter: Keeping it Professional and Brief

Instructions

For the first two exercises below, circle true or false regarding the statement, and provide an explanation for why you selected what you did. For the remaining exercises, follow the instructions provided in each of the eight exercises.

  • True or false: You have concerns about finding a babysitter during the hours you are expected to work, so you should mention that in your job acceptance letter. Explain why you made the choice.

  • True or false: You feel you are overqualified for the position and that your salary should be significantly higher, so you should bring up both in your job acceptance letter. Explain why you made the choice.

  • Information for the remaining exercises:
    Name of the person who sent you the written job offer: Ken Bossman, Department Head
    Company name: New Horizons
    Company address: 598 Sunset Lane, Sunshine City, IL 39309
    Your position: Graphic designer
    Your salary: $42,000
    Start date: July 1, 2012
    Benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation, sick pay
    Other terms: two-week orientation, apple laptop required

  • Are there any terms of the job offer that are unclear? If yes, what questions would you ask in your letter?

  • Write the beginning part of a job acceptance letter through the salutation using the information provided.

  • Make a list of all the points you want to touch on in your job acceptance letter.

  • From the list you created in #5, write down a loose outline to guide you in writing a job acceptance letter.

  • Write the first paragraph of your job acceptance letter based off the outline you developed in #6.

  • Write the second paragraph of your job acceptance letter based off the outline you developed in #6.

  • Write the third paragraph of your job acceptance letter based off the outline you developed in #6. Follow it with the letter closing.

  • If the terms of your job offer differed from the job offer that was verbally given to you, how would you proceed?