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Candidate rejection letter sample

Save time writing your job rejection letter with this all-purpose template. Just copy, paste, and customize this sample rejection for your specific needs. This employment rejection letter can be repurposed to include specific reasons for a candidate's rejection, or potential next steps. Remember when sending a rejection letter after interview, or a rejection email after interview, to be brief and clear about the reasons that you did not move forward with the hire.

Hi [first name],

We appreciate your interest in [company name] and the time you’ve invested in applying for the [role title] opening.

We ended up moving forward with another candidate, but we’d like to thank you for talking to our team and giving us the opportunity to learn about your skills and accomplishments.

We will be advertising more positions in the coming months. We hope you’ll keep us in mind and we encourage you to apply again.

We wish you good luck with your job search and professional future endeavors.

Best,

[Sender Name]

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