Delay Job Offer Acceptance Sample: 4 Templates

You may have received an offer letter after the interview, yet you cannot decide whether you are ready to join or not. At that point in time, you can write a letter to inform the recruiter about the status that you are going through.

While writing the letter, you must take care of three things in mind. You must state the cause of delaying the letter and how long you are going to delay the offer and follow the query. 

Letter Template: 1

Delay Job Offer Acceptance Sample

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[Insert or write the name of the recipient]

[Insert or write the post of the recipient]

[Insert or write the name of the company]

[Insert or write the address of the company]

Subject: Appeal for delay of joining 

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am grateful for the offers you have send to me for the position of [position] in the reputed company of yours. I was indeed looking for this job offer for a long period of time.  I am thankful for letting me perform in the interview comfortably. 

I have received the offer letter through mail today. The purpose of writing this letter to you is to let you know that I need to go through the letter thoroughly before I confirm by putting my signature on it. There are certain things I am looking forward to analyzing regarding your company and its responsibilities. I have been requested to join on [joining date]. 

It is my earnest request that if you could postpone the joining date to some other date then I would be really grateful. It would be better for me if I join on [another joining date].  

I am aware of the fact that [company name] is a well-established company with branches not only in US and but in major European countries of the world. It had started operating its services in the year of [year]. It is highly appreciating to find that [company name] is providing great career opportunities for the youth and experienced.

I understand the fact that it would be a great learning opportunity for me once I join the company. However, I would request for a change of date of joining, as I have to appear for my final year exams for my post-graduation from [university name]. My exams are falling between [ mention starting date ] and [ ending date]. I have also attached the date sheet of my exams for your better decision. 

As you might know that it would not possible for me to do two things altogether, I need some time for my preparation and to appear for the exam. 

Henceforth, I would request for changing the date of joining. I am ready to join and contribute in your company.

I would be waiting for your reply. 

Thanking You,

Yours Faithfully,

[ your name] 

Letter Template: 2

Delay Job Offer Acceptance Sample

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[Insert or write the name of the recipient]

[Insert or write the post of the recipient]

[Insert or write the name of the company]

[Insert or write the address of the company]

Subject: Request for delay of joining the service 

Dear Sir / Madam,

It is really happy news for me that I have been selected for the position of [ position ] in your company. I had never thought that  I will be your best candidate. I feel myself proud that I have been chosen among [ number ] of candidates who had come for the interview on the day of [ interview].

I am really grateful for the opportunity that you are providing me in your company. For your confirmation, I received the offer letter on [ date ] and that is yesterday. I had been going through the offer letter since then. I am ready to join your organization but I need some more time. I would like to request you about changing the joining date from [ old joining date ] to [ new old joining date]. I would be very grateful. 

Currently, I have another offer letter from another company with a similar job profile. it has led me to confusion. I cannot decide what to do next.  I am in process of understanding the policies of both companies. It is my urgent request that if you could arrange a meeting for me then I would be easily clearing my doubts with you regarding the policies of your company.

I would like to highlight you on the fact that the information you have displayed under job description in [ Jobsite name ] related to [ company name ] is not matching with what you have mentioned in the offer letter. 

I would like to inform that I was expected to [ mention the responsibilities in the jobsite ]. But the information that you have mentioned in the offer letter for the position of [ designation ] is not actually understandable for me. 

I would request you to review the offer letter once again sent by you on [ date] and contact me for further clarification on [ contact number].

I would be waiting for your response. 

Thanking You,

Yours Faithfully,

[ your name] 

Letter Template: 3

Delay Job Offer Acceptance Sample

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[Insert or write the date]

[Insert or write the name of the recipient]

[Insert or write the post of the recipient]

[Insert or write the name of the company]

[Insert or write the address of the company]

Subject: Request for delay of joining the service 

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am excited to join and contribute in your company soon. I have received my offer letter to work in the role of [designation] in your reputed company of yours. Contributing in a company like [company name] would be a matter of great learning opportunity for me. I would be getting a chance to achieve my career goals.

I am quite aware of your company‘s position in the market. It is a [ time span ] year old company supporting more than  [ number ] employees. I know that once I join [company name], I would be able to avail great opportunities of growth. 

As you have stated for me in the offer letter to join your company on [joining date], I would request you to change the date of joining. I would request you to choose another joining date at your convenience. 

I have certain issues that I need to comfortably discuss with my family members. At present, I am staying in rented accommodation with my family members and my place of residence is quite far off from your office premises.

Either, I have to change the place of stay to a location close to your office or have to commute on own by paying huge fuel charges.

I would request you to understand my current state of difficulty to join immediately. If you can take necessary steps to make my joining in a better way then I would be grateful.  

It would be better for me if you can raise the amount of transport allowance and housing allowance. It would work out for me in a better way if you can make the necessary changes.

For further clarification, I would like to meet you soon. I would be grateful if you find a suitable date and time for a meeting. I would like to discuss the terms and conditions that you have mentioned in the offer letter. 

I will be waiting for your quick response through [ email id] or [ contact number].

Thanking You,

Yours Faithfully,

[ your name] 

Letter Template: 4

Delay Job Offer Acceptance Sample

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[Insert or write the date]

[Insert or write the name of the recipient]

[Insert or write the post of the recipient]

[Insert or write the name of the company]

[Insert or write the address of the company]

Subject: Seeking delay of acceptance of job

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am highly pleased with the offer I am receiving from the recruiting team of [ company name ] regarding the job offer for the post of [ position ]. I am grateful for finding me eligible as per the criteria that you had mentioned in the job requirement. I promise to contribute in best possible way.

I had discussed in the interview my qualification and experience. I am a graduate from [ university name ] with a specialization in [ field name]. I have been an excellent student all throughout my academic career. I do have an experience of [ time span] years in the field of [ mention field name]. I had worked in different companies that I have already mentioned in my resume. 

In fact, I have done all the necessary things to apply for the job in your company. However, I find the salary package that you have offered tome is not meeting my expectations. 

[ company name] is offering me an amount of $[ amount ] per annum for the following responsibilities in the position of [ designation]:

[ mention the responsibilities offered by the company]. 

With an experience period of [ time span] years and high qualification background, I am sorry to inform you that it is quite a disappointing figure for me.

The working hours that have been mentioned in the offer letter is not going as per my suitability. I am ready to work in the shift timing of [ mention requested shift time] instead of contributing in [ shift time requested by office]. 

I would request you to make the necessary changes in the offer letter in concerning with my salary timing and shift timing so that I feel convenient to work in your company. 

It would be far more convenient if you can call me to discuss the detail in concerning with my joining in your company.

Thanking You,

Yours Sincerely,

[ your name]

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