No candidate wants to hear that they didn’t get a job after they’ve spent hours applying and interviewing, and no recruiter likes delivering the bad news.
After all, recruiters live for the moment of signing a candidate and feeling proud of having matched the candidate to the right opportunity.
During the call, you thank the candidates for their application and interview time.
Sending a candidate rejection letter to the applicants who were not selected for the job is an extra, but positive step, your company can take to build goodwill with candidates and establish yourself as an employer of choice.
Taking a few extra minutes to inject a human touch into your rejection letters makes the process substantially better for everyone involved.
Here are a few of the ways we do so at Lever: Cold: Thank you for applying to the POSITION at COMPANY.
And yet, perhaps because no one likes sending them, rejection letters are often cold, robotic, and shrouded in mystery.
There’s nothing like a lifeless, templated rejection to bring a candidate way down after having gone through a fantastic interview process with a company.