Free Applicant Rejection Letter

This Applicant Rejection Letter is from an employer to a candidate who interviewed for a position but will not be offered the position. This letter thanks the candidate for the interview time and also sets out that their resume will be retained for future job openings.

Disclaimer:This was not drafted by an attorney & should not be used as a legal document.


Date: ________________________

To: __________________________
Dear Mr./Ms._______________________,
Thank you for taking the time to come to ___________________________________ to meet our interview teamand discussing your qualifications for the position of _______________________________.
While we were impressed with your background and experience, we have decided that a different applicant is the most qualified for the job opening. This letter is to let you know that we cannot offer you employment with our organization at this time.
We will retain your resume in our files to review for future openings. In the event of an appropriate available position, we will not hesitate to contact you.
We appreciate your interest and the time you have invested in interviewing with ______________________________________.
Very truly yours,


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