Rejecting overqualified candidates

Recruiting Email Templates

By using the template below you can let candidates who are overqualified know that they are better suited for jobs that will use their skills and experience more effectively. You can add your own details as you would like.

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Subject Line: Your (job title) application at (company name).

Dear (Candidate name),

I hope this email finds you well.

I am writing this email to thank you for taking the time and effort to meet with our hiring team for the (job title) position at our company. It was a pleasure getting to know you in real life and hearing more about your experiences and achievements.

Unfortunately, we have decided to move forward with a different candidate for the (job title) position. 

It is important to note that we were very impressed with your skills and demeanor during the interview. However, we were looking into hiring an individual with (include 1-3 reasons why this candidate has been disqualified). 

We would like to stay in touch with you and reach out to you in case of any future job postings that suit your experiences and skills.

Please do not hesitate in reaching out to me if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your interview or job application.

Thank you again for taking the time to apply to the (job title) position at (company name) and best of luck with your future endeavours.

Kind regards and have a great day!

(Your name)

(Your email signature)

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