Cover Letter for Legal Issues(Jobs)
A cover letter can be bifurcated into various categories like; job application cover letter, job acceptance cover letter, job acknowledgement cover letter, salary negotiation cover letter, thank you cover letter, etc.
A cover letter is that piece of document that acts as a direct link between you and your employer. A resume is always written in general, whereas a cover letter is always addressed to an individual. One of the basic rules to be followed while writing a cover letter is that you must know the name of the employer to whom you will be addressing your letter. You have to write the name of the employer in the salutation section. A cover letter is an officially personal document.
An 'acknowledging job offer cover letter' is written when the employer has informed you that you have been selected for the given post and you have to acknowledge the offer. Acknowledging does not mean that you are accepting the job. There is a great deal of difference between acknowledging and accepting and similarly there is a vast difference between an acknowledging job offer cover letter and an accepting job offer cover letter. The situation maybe such that you are considering different offers from different places at a given point of time. But you have not decided which position to accept. Deciding the right kind of job is a very important thing because it decides your future. You need to take time to make the right choice. An acknowledging job offer cover letter is written in such a situation. In such type of cover letter you have to inform the employer that you are considering his/her offer and that you will let the employer know about your decision regarding accepting the job before the deadline given by the employer. You have to see to it the language if the cover letter is polite and correct. It must not invoke any kind of misunderstanding in the mind of the employer. You must take care that the language of the cover letter is not offensive. The employer must not feel that you are neglecting the offer or avoiding the offer. You have to drive home the point correctly and say that you acknowledge the offer and that you are thankful to him/her for considering you as a suitable candidate for the post.
Given below is a sample 'acknowledging job offer cover letter'. You can take the help of the below provided sample to draft your own cover letter.
Acknowledging a Job Offer
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
Date: 1st May, 2005.
Mr. John Smith,
National Accounts Inc.,
257, Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 12345-6789.
Dear Mr. Smith,
I am writing this letter to tell you that I acknowledge your letter offering me the position of a legal representative with National Accounts Inc. first of all I would like to thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for considering me a suitable candidate for the post. I am aware and I completely understand your terms and I assure you that I certainly will let you know my response before the deadline of March 20, 2004. I appreciate your allowing me ample time to consider your offer so that I can be sure my decision will be in the best interest of both my career goals and the needs of your corporation.
In the meantime, should I have any questions, I will call you. Please do not hesitate to call me if I can provide you with any needed information.
Sample Letter for Acknowledging a Job Offer
Dan S. Reed,
2087 Meadow View Drive,
Colchester, CT 06415,
Date: October 5, 2011.
Mr. Eugene J. Sheldon,
Smith & Smith Law firm,
2740 Neuport Lane,
Marietta, GA 30064.
Dear Mr. Sheldon,
I thank you for your job offer for the post of an Assistant Clerk in your firm. Please consider this as an acknowledgment as well as acceptance for the offer. I am quite pleased with the opportunity and ready to face the challenges lying ahead.
Smith & Smith had also been in my wish list of working and I do not want to hide my excitement neither waste any more time to delay my decision in accepting the offer.
As discussed in my interview I could only join in the month of January 2011. Please confirm my date of joining and if I need to complete any other formalities before being on board.
I thank you once again for the offer and hope to hear from you soon.
Dan S. Reed.