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Rejection before interview letter template

Reviewed 30 March 2021

Use this letter to inform candidates that they have not been selected for interview, with text to describe the reason(s) for that decision.

Rejection before interview

[Sender name]

[Sender address]

[date]

[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

[insert job title]

Thank you for your application for the role of [role] with [Company]. I appreciate your patience whilst I reviewed your CV.

This has been a very popular role and I have received applications from other candidates with skills or experience that more closely matched our requirements, so unfortunately I will not be able to take your application further at this time.

I am sorry for the disappoin

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