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 final 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: Sales Representative
The following offer letter works for positions such as sales representative, telephone sales, business development, and outside sales.
The sales professional will frequently make an effort to negotiate more positive conditions of employment. The sales professional is driven by money and numeric success. So, he or she is likely to look carefully at the base salary, the commission structure, and any bonus potential the job may offer. The sales professional expects a reasonable base salary, although some sales positions offer commission only. These jobs are hard to fill.
The sales professional will negotiate frequently for $5-10,000 additional base salary; three weeks of vacation time; a better commission structure; bonus eligibility for over-producing to sales goals; and additional bonus potential for the success of the sales team. If you are making a job offer to an excellent candidate, the sales professional will want to see proof that the commission and bonus potential numbers are achievable.
I would consult my attorney about any job offer more complicated or more extensive than this sample.
See the Sales Sample Job Offer Letter.