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Application acknowledgement (on hold) letter template

Reviewed 5 November 2021

For use when you wish to acknowledge the application of a candidate, but inform them that the job is delayed.

Application acknowledgement (on hold)

[Sender name]

[Sender address]


[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

[insert job title]

You recently applied for the above job. I am writing to let you know that because of operational reasons the recruitment process has been delayed. Your application is still being considered, however we have not yet been able to draw up a short list of candidates to be interviewed. I expect interviews to be held around [insert planned dates]. I hope

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