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How To Write Letter To Decline Job Offer

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    Looking for sample letter to decline job offer? This article covers part of the basic letter writing by providing example and tips.

    When turning down a job offer, do it in writing and inform the employer with polite and professional manner.

    We advise you to maintain positive relationship with the recipient of your letter.

    Start the relationship off on a positive note e.g. express gratitude to the employer for time and effort spent in considering you for the position.

    You may state the reason on why you are passing on this opportunity. In the end, proofread and eliminate grammar and spelling errors in the end of letter writing.

    Sample Letter to Decline Job Offer

    (Sender Name)
    (Sender Street Address)
    (City, State, Zip Code)


    (Employer Name)
    (Employer Title/Position)
    (Employer Organization Name)
    (Employer Street Address)
    (City, State, Zip Code)

    Dear (Employer Name),

    With regards to the (position name) within the (company name), I respectfully decline your job offer for the new position.

    I am thankful for the opportunity offered and for the confidence in my abilities to support the (company name) business.

    However after careful consideration, I have decided to return to school full time in next year to pursue my M.B.A.

    Again, thanks for the consideration and opportunity. I hope that after I attain my degree, you will consider me for future positions within the company.



    In case you change your mind and want to accept the job offer, check out the sample letter to accept job offer.

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