The hiring process is never easy, and finding the perfect candidate can be a challenge. When you do find the individual you wish to hire, it is certainly to your advantage to notify the other applicants that they were not selected for the position. Before you say that you just don’t have the time to send letters to everyone you interviewed, let’s take a closer look at the candidate rejection letter and why it’s so important.
A helpful example to guide you through your next post-interview follow-up letter
A job interview is stressful, and you are no doubt happy to put it behind you. However, it is strongly suggested that you write an interview follow-up letter to thank the interviewer for his/her time, and to reiterate why you are suited for the position. This is a great opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd. It is also a great way to showcase your communication skills (be sure to follow the format of a formal letter). Remember—timing is essential. You don't want to wait too long to send your post-interview follow-up letter. Be sure that your interview follow-up letter is error-free by having our letter editors provide a thorough analysis.
Post-interview follow-up letter example
1422 Your Street
Yourtown, OH 678910
July 21, 2011
Rats and Pumpkins Field Research Team
13 Rodentia Drive
Orange Patch, MI 131313
Dear Dr. Ratzenpumper,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to interview me for the position of assistant field researcher on the Rats and Pumpkins Field Research Team. I know how busy your schedule is, and I greatly appreciate the time you cleared for the interview yesterday afternoon.
Making the trip down to Orange Patch, and seeing the Team in action, has only boosted my desire to contribute to such a wonderful project. The ecological interaction between rats and pumpkins is of vital importance; anything I can do to contribute to the Team's research in this area will be time well spent, not to mention a personal blessing.
I am particularly interested in the night shift and the nocturnal symbiosis between rats and pumpkins; I am truly excited to research such striking phenomena—and I'm not afraid of the long hours! I have always been a Night Owl—or a Night Rat, if you permit me the expression—and a chance to pursue this important research would be a great opportunity, both personally and professionally.
I am looking forward to hearing from you in the next two weeks, as you indicated. The potential of this opportunity is truly exciting, and I greatly appreciate your time and interest.
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