Sample formal letter to decline job offer

Dear Sir, Madam,

Thank you for your offer of employment as Accounting Assistant for Accounts Payable in the Accounting Department of Global Inc.

I am honored to have received the offer; I was very impressed with the
company and everyone I dealt with during the selection process.

However, I regret to inform you that I have decided not to accept the job offer after all. Even though I find your offer as very attractive, I have decided to return to University to seek a graduate degree in Accounting. I believe this will qualify me for a management position later, which is my ultimate goal.

I wish you the best of luck in filling the current position. Please pass along my thanks to the search committee.

I hope Global Inc. will once again consider me a top candidate
for employment after I receive a Master degree aproximatelly a year from now.


John Smith