After hustling for so long looking for jobs, sending out your resumes to different companies, going through multiple rounds for job interviews, finally, the return of all that hard work and efforts you put in has come.
At last, you got the job offer. Congratulations!!
Now you must be thinking of accepting it right away, don’t you?. But don’t rush.
Just because a role seems perfect on paper doesn’t always mean that it’s the perfect fit for you. You need to be very careful about it and evaluate every aspect of the particular job offer and then decide whether you want to accept it or not.
In this blog, we will enlighten you on how to correctly evaluate the job offer you got and how to accept the same.
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Evaluation of your job offer
Accepting the very first job offer you got doesn’t sound that convincing.
You might sometimes spot yourself in a dilemma that whether to accept the particular offer or not. Don’t worry, it’s natural.
Sometimes, You may have more than one option to consider, and the other options are more appealing than this one, or you may have changed your mind now, and you don’t want the job anymore.
In such situations, all you have to do is prioritize things that you think are important to you and evaluate the offer at hand.
Below are some of the essential things you can consider before accepting any job offer:
Financial situations of one always influence their job decision-making.
Many times, one is forced to accept the offer he doesn’t think suitable for him and that he deserves better just because he can’t afford to lose this opportunity which can help him deal with his financial problems.
If one is facing money issues, he necessarily would have to accept the following offer and compromise on waiting for his dream job.
On the other hand, if you are from a solid financial background and you don’t feel any pressure or earning money is not your priority, then you can afford to cancel out this offer and wait for something better to come your way.
Checking up on the salary and the financial benefits of the particular job offer is another important thing you need to consider before accepting any offer.
It is essential to check whether the compensation you will be getting for the job position is fair and appealing or not, plus the work environment in which you will be working as an employee has to be satisfactory.
If one has been offered multiple job offers and the salary expectations from the other jobs are far more convincing than this one, then one must not want to accept the particular offer and more to the next one.
It will be pretty tricky for you to check on the work environment and the company’s atmosphere before even getting to work there, but all you need to do is some research about the company and try to know how they function.
You can try asking questions to the interviewer or getting opinions from the company’s existing employees whom you can reach easily through your ways.
You always have a boss when you work somewhere and how your boss will treat you is the most critical question that must be coming to your mind.
Boss/managers are mostly strict; they never go easy on you because that’s their way of getting the best out of you. They always try to push you more challenging so that you work to your best potential.
A good boss or a manager can even make a difficult job look easy. On the other hand, a bad or a cranky boss can even turn your dream job into hell.
So you must have to consider some of the aspects concerning how your manager behaves with his employees, like does he respect his employees? Does he have a good reputation in the company? Is working with him easy? Does he appreciate his employees for the hard work they put in? And many more.
The following substantial question coming to your mind must be how this job adds to your future value? Or does this job guarantee you a more productive career in the future?
Not every job position comes with security. You may have to lose your job in the future, so before accepting any job offer, you might want to consider the prospects of the particular job position.
How to accept the job offer?
After evaluating all necessary aspects regarding the job position you have been offered, you finally decided to accept your offer. OKAY!!
So now that you have made your decision, we will lead your way to accept a job offer properly.
First of all, To let the hiring manager know that you have accepted their offer, you need to send an acceptance mail to make sure that you have officially agreed to the terms of the job offer.
How to write an acceptance mail? Read the following instructions to write your acceptance mail effectively:
- Always begin with the subject. Mention your name and subject at the top of your acceptance mail can give the idea to the hiring manager of what the mail is about and who is the sender. Example- “ (your name)_Accpeting (company’s name) offer
- The next step is to address the person who sent you the particular job offer before starting your mail body. Example- dear (hiring manager’s name)
- When starting with your acceptance mail body, make sure to thank your hiring manager for considering you for the job position and giving you the chance to work at their company. Express your gratitude.
- An acceptance mail should be as brief as possible and contains all the details of the job offer. Also, it must direct towards your agreement of all the terms and conditions of the job position. you must not forget to clearly state that you have accepted all their terms of employment.
- You can clear your doubts or ask anything like when to join, how to start with, or any other questions coming to your mind regarding the job in your acceptance mail.
- Make sure that you end your mail with your signature. Thank him again for the opportunity and complete your message with a proper closing salutation to make it look professional. Example- “best regards” “sincerely”
Acceptance mail template
Subject line: (Your Name) – Offer Acceptance
Dear (Hiring Manager or Supervisor’s Name),
Please accept this email as my formal acceptance of the offered position as (position) with (company). I thank you for the opportunity, and I look forward to applying my skills to the position.
As the offer letter displays and as we previously discussed on the phone, I accept the starting salary of (offered salary) with (benefits packaged offered).
I look forward to beginning work and meeting the team on (start date). If you require any additional information from me before then, please let me know. You can reach me by phone at (your phone number) or by email (your email address).
Thank you again for allowing me to demonstrate my value to the team.
Acceptance mail example
Subject line: David Hanson—Offer Acceptance
Dear Mr Smith,
Please accept this email as my formal acceptance of the offered position as the accounting manager with Acme Electronics. I thank you for the opportunity, and I look forward to applying my skills to the position.
As the offer letter displays and as we previously discussed on the phone, I accept the starting salary of $40,000 with the availability of benefits after 60 days of employment.
I look forward to beginning work and meeting the team on July 1. If you require any additional information from me before then, please let me know. You can reach me at (564) 893-7833 or by email at email@example.com.
Thank you again for allowing me to demonstrate my value to the team.