Today we’re going to look at job rejection letters. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the job search, it’s that job rejection letters vary very little from company to company. Let’s look at a few.
Thank you for your interest in joining the $Company team. We are fortunate to have many well-qualified candidates apply for this position. After careful consideration, we regret to inform you that we will not be moving forward at this time.
We’re really excited about our growing company and we will keep your resume on file in case an opportunity comes up that is a better match in the future.
We wish you continued success in your career.
Okay, that sounds standard. Let’s look at another one. “Continued success in your career” is a bit tacky given that I don’t have a job right now, so really, what career?
Here’s another one.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider you for employment. We have reviewed your background and qualifications and find that we do not have an appropriate position for you at this time. We appreciate your interest in $Company and wish you success in your job search.
Going through my jobsearch:denied tag, the first sentence shows up in four other messages. The second sentence shows up in two other rejection emails.
Here are a few very basic rejections.
Thank you for applying to $Company. After reviewing your background and qualifications we find that we do not have an appropriate position for you at this time. We appreciate your interest in $Company and wish you success in your job search.
Thank you for your interest in $Company. We have reviewed your qualification and unfortunately we have decided not to move forward with your candidacy. Thanks again for your interest and we wish you the best of luck in your search.
Thank you for your interest in $Company. We have reviewed your background and qualifications and unfortunately, they are not a match for our current needs.
Thanks again and we wish you the best.
That last one. I know it’s probably an autosend, but still.
Oh, here’s a good one.
Thank you for your interest and effort in applying, however we are moving forward with other candidates who we feel match more closely to what we need right now. While we know these messages are never welcomed, we hope that you (like we would ourselves) appreciate knowing the status.
Again, thank you for your interest in us.
At least they acknowledged that I wouldn’t like receiving the rejection message.
Grammatical errors in the letter aside, what does it mean? (Cue Double Rainbow voice) It means a job rejection letter generator must exist. Anyone?