I am a fresher and I have received an offer letter but it is not in pdf or doc format and it is simply through a mail. What I should do in this case?? Can an offer letter be a mail only?? Is it valuable??I am from India.
While it's usual that official documents are sent in PDF, it's not unheard of email-only document / communication. It may very well be the case that this is a tentative / provisional offer letter and once you accept these terms and conditions, they'll provide you with a properly formatted letter (with company letterhead etc).
You should do following things:
- Ensure the email is from the official mail ID of the company and not someone's personal mail (yahoo, gmail, rediff, hotmail etc).
- Respond to the email and let them know your acceptance (or rejection, as applicable).
- Ask them about the possibility of getting a formal copy (printed, or in PDF).
However, this is usually not a very big deal and emails are perfectly acceptable ways of communication.