What to Write to a Job Candidate You're Rejecting

There's a lot to think about when you're hiring a new employee. You carefully consider how you'll screen applications, what questions you'll ask in the interview, and how you'll frame the offer in light of salary requirements.

However, even if that process goes smoothly and your dream candidate signs on, your work isn't quite done yet. You need to contact the other candidates and let them know that you hired someone else.

Turning people down is part of the hiring process, but it doesn't always have to be uncomfortable. In fact, if you do it well you can build relationships with candidates you would consider for future roles, or provide valuable feedback.

Read on for some best practices for rejecting a candidate over email, including the specific lines you can use.

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