For your own protection, once you have
received and accepted a job offer (Congratulations!), you should follow up by
sending a formal acceptance letter. You do not want to be surprised at a later
date by any misunderstood commitments.
Confirm the receipt of the job offer.
State your acceptance of the job.
Show your pleasure and enthusiasm in accepting the new role, challenge or responsibility and the chance to make a contribution to the company.
Review the terms of employment.
Compensation figures or future compensation increases. If this is low, you will need to negotiate a desired compensation rate and package before agreeing to accept the job. This may include negotiating future raises based on satisfactory performance after a certain amount of time.
Additional benefits or arrangements, e.g., company car, retirement, moving expenses, travel, training and probation periods.
Incentives, e.g., commission, bonus, profit sharing, etc.
Starting date, time and place.
FOLLOW-UP TO A REJECTION LETTER
Though you may feel discouraged or even angry
after receiving a rejection letter for a job, now is NOT the time to "burn bridges."
Always see these moments as learning opportunities. Besides, you never know if you
will face this employer or interviewer in the future!
Request constructive feedback on why you were not selected.
Ask if there are other positions in the company for which you are qualified.
Thank them for their consideration.
Maintain communication with the company contacts for future opportunities.