Job Offer Letter Sample for an Early Career Employee

Early Career Job Offer Letter Sample

Young woman interviewing for a job receives an early career job offer letter.
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The job offer letter is provided to the candidate you have selected for the position. Most frequently, the candidate and the organization have verbally negotiated the conditions of hire and the job offer letter confirms the verbal agreements.

Generally, the candidate has indicated that he or she will accept the position, under the stated terms, prior to the drafting of the letter. Do regard the position acceptance as tentative, however, until the offer letter, and the confidentiality agreement, if you use one, are signed.

Sample Job Offer Letter Content: Early Career

The following job offer letter is customized for the early career professional. The beginning or early career employee usually accepts your standard job offer and the job offer letter is not complex. These candidates are happy to have an offer, appreciative of any benefits provided, and unlikely to negotiate for different or additional conditions of employment.

I would consult my attorney about any job offer more complicated or more extensive than this sample.

Sample Early Career Job Offer Letter

Date

Name

Address

Address

Dear __________________________________:

It is my pleasure to extend the following offer of employment to you on behalf of (your company name). This offer is contingent upon your passing our mandatory drug screen, our receipt of your college transcripts, and (any other contingencies you may wish to state).

Title: ________________________________________________________

Reporting Relationship: The position will report to:

_____________________________________________________________

Job Description is attached.

Base Salary: Will be paid in bi-weekly installments of $_________, which is equivalent to $_______ on an annual basis, and subject to deductions for taxes and other withholdings as required by law or the policies of the company.

Non-Compete Agreement: Our standard non-compete agreement must be signed prior to start. (With early career employees, some companies use a Confidentiality Agreement on the assumption that access to trade secrets, company strategic information, and customer lists, as examples, may be limited.)

Benefits: The current, standard company health, life, disability and dental insurance coverage are generally supplied per company policy. Eligibility for other benefits, including the 401(k) and tuition reimbursement, will generally take place per company policy. Employee contribution to payment for benefit plans is determined annually.

Vacation and Personal Emergency Time Off: Vacation is accrued at x.xx hours per pay period, which is equivalent to two weeks on an annual basis. Personal days are generally accrued per company policy.

Start Date: _________________________________________________

Car/Phone/Travel Allowance: Normal and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed on a monthly basis per company policy and upon completion of the appropriate expense request form.

Your employment with (Company Name) is at-will and either party can terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

You acknowledge that this offer letter, (along with the final form of any referenced documents), represents the entire agreement between you and (Company Name) and that no verbal or written agreements, promises or representations that are not specifically stated in this offer, are or will be binding upon (Company Name).

If you are in agreement with the above outline, please sign below. This offer is in effect for (generally, five business days).

Signatures:

__________________________________________________________

(For the Company: Name)

__________________________________________________________

Date

__________________________________________________________

(Candidate's Name)

__________________________________________________________

Date

Disclaimer – Please Note:

Susan Heathfield makes every effort to offer accurate, common-sense, ethical Human Resources management, employer, and workplace advice both on this website, and linked to from this website, but she is not an attorney, and the content on the site, while authoritative, is not guaranteed for accuracy and legality, and is not to be construed as legal advice.

The site has a world-wide audience and employment laws and regulations vary from state to state and country to country, so the site cannot be definitive on all of them for your workplace. When in doubt, always seek legal counsel or assistance from State, Federal, or International governmental resources, to make certain your legal interpretation and decisions are correct. The information on this site is for guidance, ideas, and assistance only.

More Sample Job Offer Letters

Date

Name

Address

Address

Dear __________________________________:

It is my pleasure to extend the following offer of employment to you on behalf of (your company name). This offer is contingent upon your passing our mandatory drug screen, our receipt of your college transcripts, and (any other contingencies you may wish to state).

Title: ________________________________________________________

Reporting Relationship: The position will report to:

_____________________________________________________________

Job Description is attached.

Base Salary: Will be paid in bi-weekly installments of $_________, which is equivalent to $_______ on an annual basis, and subject to deductions for taxes and other withholdings as required by law or the policies of the company.

Non-Compete Agreement: Our standard non-compete agreement must be signed prior to start. (With early career employees, some companies use a Confidentiality Agreement on the assumption that access to trade secrets, company strategic information, and customer lists, as examples, may be limited.)

Benefits: The current, standard company health, life, disability and dental insurance coverage are generally supplied per company policy. Eligibility for other benefits, including the 401(k) and tuition reimbursement, will generally take place per company policy. Employee contribution to payment for benefit plans is determined annually.

Vacation and Personal Emergency Time Off: Vacation is accrued at x.xx hours per pay period, which is equivalent to two weeks on an annual basis. Personal days are generally accrued per company policy.

Start Date: _________________________________________________

Car/Phone/Travel Allowance: Normal and reasonable expenses will be reimbursed on a monthly basis per company policy and upon completion of the appropriate expense request form.

Your employment with (Company Name) is at-will and either party can terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

You acknowledge that this offer letter, (along with the final form of any referenced documents), represents the entire agreement between you and (Company Name) and that no verbal or written agreements, promises or representations that are not specifically stated in this offer, are or will be binding upon (Company Name).

If you are in agreement with the above outline, please sign below. This offer is in effect for (generally, five business days).

Signatures:

__________________________________________________________

(For the Company: Name)

__________________________________________________________

Date

__________________________________________________________

(Candidate's Name)

__________________________________________________________

Date

Disclaimer – Please Note:

Susan Heathfield makes every effort to offer accurate, common-sense, ethical Human Resources management, employer, and workplace advice both on this website, and linked to from this website, but she is not an attorney, and the content on the site, while authoritative, is not guaranteed for accuracy and legality, and is not to be construed as legal advice.

The site has a world-wide audience and employment laws and regulations vary from state to state and country to country, so the site cannot be definitive on all of them for your workplace. When in doubt, always seek legal counsel or assistance from State, Federal, or International governmental resources, to make certain your legal interpretation and decisions are correct. The information on this site is for guidance, ideas, and assistance only.