Here’s why: By creating a rejection email template, you can reduce the amount of time spent on this task while still providing applicants the information they need.
A thorough rejection email should include the following elements: Here are two examples of emails employers can send to applicants who are not selected for a role.
Of course, if you have dozens of applicants who have applied for a role, sending personalized rejection messages to each person who is not selected for the job can seem like a tedious and time-consuming task.
However, it’s crucial you don’t skip or delay this step.
In 2014, I posted a version of this article on Linked In with this headline: The Biggest Mistake After a Job Rejection. Many employers decide not to hire a candidate and never let the candidate know.
If you did NOT like them, and don't really want to work there, don't bother.
But, avoid anything that could be viewed as flirting. A thank you note after a rejection will really stand out.
The probability that it will pay off may be less than 5%, but that probability may show a higher return on the investment of your time than any other job search action you take that day, and it won't take much time to do.
After completing a round of interviews, hiring managers must consider each applicant’s strengths and skill sets, and determine who will move on to the next round.
However, before you proceed with top candidates, it’s important to let the others know you’ve decided not to move them to the next phase.