Seamless communication with candidates is essential for a positive candidate experience. This includes keeping candidates posted on the status of their application all through your hiring process.
Especially when it comes to successful candidates, timely communication is important because their experience with your hiring process might influence their decision to accept your job offer, if you decide to hire them. Send the following post-interview email template to successful candidates to let them know they’ve moved on the next hiring stage. Customize this template based on how you structure your recruiting process. For example, if you want to invite candidates to a second interview, propose a date and time in this email.
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Subject line: Interview with [Company_name] for the [job_title] position
Dear [Candidate’s name] / Hi [Candidate’s name],
Thank you for taking the time to talk to us about the [job_title] position. It was a pleasure getting to meet you and we think that you’d be a good fit for this role.
[As a next step, we’d like to invite you to an interview with our CEO / VP of Engineering where you’ll have the chance to further discuss the position and ask any questions you have.]
[As a next step, we’d like to send you an assignment that simulates some of the job duties. It’ll give you the chance to better understand what the position entails and showcase your skills.]
If you agree, please reply to this email and I’ll [schedule the interview / send you the assignment along with guidelines.] Also, feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Looking forward to hearing back from you,
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