This is a generic rejection letter template that you can use for candidates you have interviewed. Just copy, paste, and customize for your purposes. This interview 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 rejection.
Dear [candidate name],
Thank you for taking the time to meet with our team about the [role title] role at [company name]. It was a pleasure to learn more about your skills and accomplishments.
Unfortunately, our team did not select you for further consideration.
I would like to note that competition for jobs at [company name] is always strong and that we often have to make difficult choices between many high-caliber candidates. Now that we’ve had the chance to know more about you, we will be keeping your resume on file for future openings that better fit your profile.
I am happy to answer your questions if you would like any specific feedback about your application or interviews.
Thanks again for your interest in [company name] and best of luck with your job search.
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Sample rejection letter after interview
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