A letter of appointment is a written offer of a specified position in an organization. After a candidate has gone through all the necessary interviews and prescreening, they will be issued a letter of appointment if they are chosen for the job. It sometimes, but not always, confirms details of the said position and the start date. It may also include salary and bonus information.
Tips for writing a letter of appointment
- Make sure it is addressed to the correct candidate
- Use a cordial, but not overly excited tone
- Give as much information about the position that is available
Sample letter of appointment
We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected for the position of investment manager at Sunrise Investments! We had many qualified candidates, but you seemed to be the best fit for our growing organization!
Your job appointment will begin on Monday, July 1st at 8am. You will receive the salary of $30,000 per annum, along with any possible bonuses. You will be given one month of paid leave per year, and will have the use of a company car!
We look forward to hearing back from you to accept this position!