Do you need a sample rejection letter to send to unsuccessful applicants for your jobs? Here is a simple, standard rejection letter for applicants you choose not to interview. As a courtesy and to emphasize your position as an employer of choice, you want to send a rejection letter.
While many employers skip this step, this rejection letter sample should make applicant rejection simple. This sample rejection letter gives you a template for your rejection letters. Your reputation, that is built one candidate at a time, is critical to your ongoing ability to attract the best and most skilled talent to your firm.
Don't make a lasting bad impression. Use this sample rejection letter to officially notify applicants of their status.
Rejection Letter Sample
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We appreciate that you took the time to apply for the position of (name of position) with our company. We received applications from many people. After reviewing your submitted application materials, we have decided that we will not offer you an interview.
We appreciate that you are interested in our company. Please do apply again in the future should you see a job posting for which you qualify.
Again, thank you for applying. We wish you all the best.
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Remember that the rejection letter is your last opportunity to build a relationship with the applicant. This rejection letter sample will cause the applicant to think favorably of your company. Your reputation as an employer is affected by this applicant's opinion and the opinions of the people who hear this applicant's opinion. Don't ever believe that this is unimportant for your reputation as a potential employer for desirable employees.
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More About Sample Candidate Rejection Letters
- See a standard applicant rejection letter that you use to respond to applicants who are not as qualified as the applicants you decide to interview.
- See another sample, simple rejection letter sample for applicants whom you reject without an interview.
- Here is another sample rejection letter for applicants whom you choose not to invite for an interview.
- Here is a sample rejection letter for a candidate who did not appear to be a good fit for your company culture.
- See another sample rejection letter for use when you’d like the candidate to interview for a different job in your company.
- Here is a sample rejection letter for a candidate you hope applies again in the future: good cultural fit.
- Find another sample rejection letter for an applicant whom you hope reapplies in the future.
- This is a rejection letter for a candidate who was not selected following a first interview.
- Find a sample rejection letter for a candidate who is rejected following an interview.
- Here is a sample rejection letter for a candidate who was not selected following a second interview.
- Find out more about how to write job candidate rejection letters.
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