Use this template to communicate a new job opportunity with a previously rejected candidate or customize it when recruiting candidates who rejected your job offer in the past.Start Recruiting Today
Rejections can be unpleasant. So offering a new opportunity for a past candidate is tricky. This email should follow a post-interview rejection letter.
(Note that under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can’t keep the data of European candidates indefinitely and without informing them.)
Subject line: New job opportunity at [Company_name] / Want to learn more about a new job opportunity with [Company_name]?
We met [e.g. recently / around 2 months ago], when you applied for the [Job_title] position at [Company_name]. [Add something memorable from the last time you communicated and give a personal touch].
I am [your name], [your job_title], and your profile really stood out from your last application. Although we decided to move forward with another candidate for the [Job_title] position,we’ve kept you in mind for future openings. [Point out what you specifically liked about the candidate e.g. strong portfolio, positive interview experience or a great approach to a previous assignment.]
We have an opening for a [Job_title] and we believe your skills and expertise are a good match for this role.
Would you be available for a quick call [include date and time or a period of time, e.g. ‘sometime this week’] to talk about our new position?
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