A letter of decline is one of the possible responses to a job offer letter. The purpose of the letter is to inform the sender that you wish to decline the job offer they made to you. By sending this letter, the sender will have written verification that you were not interested in the job offered, and they will be able to offer it to someone else.
Tips for writing a letter of decline:
- Be polite: you never know when you may want to apply for another job at this same business
- Be thankful: always be appreciative that they selected you
Sample letter of decline
Twila R. Gill Wallpaper
198 Ripple Street
Sanford, MI 48657
Dear Mrs. Gill,
I am writing this letter to inform you that I am not interested in accepting the job position you offered me last week.
I am very appreciative that you even considered me for the job, but I think it would be in my best interest to stay employed in my current position until something that fits me better comes along.
Once again, I want to thank you for the opportunity. I am sure you will find someone else who will do an excellent job filling this position!