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How do I accept a job interview via email?

This position is at a small-midsized CA firm, and I am applying as a staff accountant in the CA training process. How should I go about phrasing an acceptance email?

Thanks for any input.
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May 10, 2006
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Dear small-CA-firm,

Thank you for your offer of staff accountant. I do not accept.

Yours,

ca student
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dear brucemeng,

thank you for being an idiot and wasting your time.

regards





anyone who actually received an interview have any idea?
thanks, all!
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Don't worry about drafting anything too elaborate. Most importantly show professionalism, appreciation, and enthusiasm. Something like the following is sufficient:

"Dear xxxxx,

I received your msg/email regarding coming in for an interview on (month, date), and am very excited about the opportunity. The (month, date) works great for me, and I definitely look forward to discussing the xxxxx role with you further.

Please let me know if there's anything else you need from me before then.

Best regards,

xxxxxx"
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Dear Nuprapture,

You're an idiot. What's the difference between accepting a position by email versus by phone? Just write down exactly what you would say if it were by phone or in person.
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haha... you are not in a position to call anyone an idiot... idiot
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Mulder and Scully wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 4:42 pm
Dear Nuprapture,

You're an idiot. What's the difference between accepting a position by email versus by phone? Just write down exactly what you would say if it were by phone or in person.
Why can't you just call? That way you make sure your (future) employer gets the email and get some immediate confirmation that everything is fine with the offer.
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Dear crappy CA firm,

I grudgingly accept because i cant get into big4

Yours truly,

CA Student

lol
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nickinto wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 9:02 pm
The best and brightest that the CA profession has to offer...

It's scary to imagine just how little common sense the ones who don't receive offers really have..
Seriously, but its all good sometimes people just want to be perfect.
its ok for confirmation, maybe the op knew how to reply already..
funkyfr3sh_ wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 9:38 pm
Why can't you just call? That way you make sure your (future) employer gets the email and get some immediate confirmation that everything is fine with the offer.
Paper trail...
pupazzo wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 11:01 pm
Dear crappy CA firm,

I grudgingly accept because i cant get into big4

Yours truly,

CA Student

lol

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OracerO wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 11:50 pm

Paper trail...
Not really important.

There is the possibility that the email wont arrive. There are times when our box is full that we don't receive the email and warnings are not necessarily sent to the sender. Not a perfect system, but I have lost emails sent to me.

If you are that worried about a paper trail then probably not worth it....
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nalababe wrote:
Oct 31st, 2008 10:33 am
Not really important.

There is the possibility that the email wont arrive. There are times when our box is full that we don't receive the email and warnings are not necessarily sent to the sender. Not a perfect system, but I have lost emails sent to me.

If you are that worried about a paper trail then probably not worth it....
Exactly.
I still don't see why you cannot CALL (unless your employer said specifically NOT to)...if you are just nervous you need to suck it up.
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