Accepting or Declining, Monica Eaton-Cardone Says Respond via Email
Monica Eaton-Cardone provided her insight on best practices for accepting a job offer in a recent feature for UpJourney.
UpJourney is a leading resource online for inspiration and empowerment. The site publishes content aimed at helping readers improve their lives, find their purpose, and develop both professional and personal skills. Following that aim, the editors asked several founders, executives, and senior managers to weigh-in on how to react when responding to a job offer.
Monica is an established business leader. She has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and manager under her belt, and she’s overseen the onboarding of hundreds of employees in that time.
As she says, your response email should contain a few key elements. She asserts that your response should explain “your appreciation for the opportunity, your understanding of the employment package, your acceptance of the job, as well as your confirmation of start date. Above all, your email should have a clear statement of whether or not you accept the position with a brief explanation of your decision.”
Even if you decline the offer, it’s important to reach out an make this clear. Don’t just “ghost” a potential employer; you never know if you may meet again in a professional context.