Save time writing your application rejection letter, or email, with this all-purpose template. Just copy, paste, and customize for your specific needs. This sample job application rejection letter can be used to reach out to job applicants seeking employment that will not be receiving an interview or moving to your second stage. This rejection letter template can be repurposed to address specific issues with a candidate's resume, or as a blanket resume rejection letter after an interview for all disqualified candidates. When writing a letter of rejection for a job, be sure to be concise, clear, and positive.
Hi [first name],
Thank you for your interest in joining the [company name] team. We wanted to let you know that although your resume and cover letter were very competitive, our hiring team reviewed your application and did not select it for further consideration.
We will, however, keep your resume on record and get in touch with you about future opportunities that may be a better fit for your skills and experience.
We wish you all the best in your job search and hope we will have the chance to consider you for another role in the future.
- For a more formal rejection letter, see our sample job rejection letter template or our job application rejection email template.
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