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Job Application Rejection Email Template

This template works for any situation when you need to reject an application.

Customize this letter to send to applicants who will not move forward to the interview round.  When writing a letter of rejection for a job, be sure to be concise, clear, and positive.

Keep the email brief if this rejection happens before an interview. 

Sample email for job application rejection 

Hi [first name],

We appreciate your interest in joining the [company name] team. Though your resume and cover letter were very competitive, our hiring team did not select it for further consideration.

We will keep your resume on record and get in touch with you about future opportunities when they come up. 

We wish you all the best in your job search and hope we will have the chance to consider you for another role in the future.

Kind regards,

[Sender Name]

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