Job Offers

What Should I Do?

If you’re wondering what to do during this time, use the following steps as a guide, and congratulations on your job offer!

  1. Reach out to your employer directly and use the language below as a guide
    • Be empathetic in your message, employers are dealing with change too
    • Reassure your employer of your excitement and interest in the opportunity and willingness to be flexible given the current labor marketing situation
    • Confirm start date and determine whether you will be working on-site or remotely
  2. Continue to stay in touch with your employer after the initial contact.
  3. If you haven’t already done so, let us know where you’ve landed.

Need Help?


Dear Ms. or Mr. ________________ (substitute first name if appropriate & used previously),

First, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this transition.

I am excited to come to your firm and begin making an impact for your group.  

Right now, I am finishing up this semester at Wake Forest remotely and have had the opportunity to continue my research on ____________ (your industry) and developing additional (skills or proficiencies) in ___________ (skills from classes, or self-study like LinkedIn Learning workshops or classes that would add value such as programming and/or professional certifications).  

Could we please schedule a phone meeting to discuss other actions you may wish me to take prior to my start date?

Again, I look forward to becoming a member of your team at ________________.


Your Name