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Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle

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Dealing with Unsuccessful Applicants

Always notify unsuccessful applicants as soon as possible, especially if they have been shortlisted. If they are curious to know why they have been rejected, it is helpful to give them constructive feedback that might assist them in their future job-hunting.

TIP

Imagine yourself to be the recipient when writing a rejection letter.

Points to remember

  • Business environments change, and yesterday’s reject may be tomorrow’s hot property.

  • Rejected candidates may be suitable to fill vacancies elsewhere in the organization.

  • A rejected candidate should be informed if you intend to pass his or her details on to another person or department.

  • An applicant’s details are confidential even after they have been rejected. ...

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