How to Respond to a Job Rejection

How to Respond to a Job Rejection


After one or two rounds of interviews, you are being informed that you didn’t get selected for the position.


Although it is very disappointing that you missed the opportunity, it is suggested to write a thank-you note to your interviewers. Other than over-expressing your disappointment, you should show more of your passion in working with them for future.

Sample Emails

To keep you in mind for future opportunities:

Dear XX,

Thank you for informing me about the result. Although it is disappointing that I didn’t get selected for this role, I do appreciate the time and considerations that you took on my application. I hope you will keep my application on file and consider me for future vacancies within [company name]. Meanwhile, I will also keep checking on the further opportunities with [company name].

Again, XX, many thanks for all the time and thought you put into considering me for this position.

Best regards,

To get feedbacks from the interviewer:

Dear XX,

Thanks very much for your note. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss about the [position name] position at [company name]. While disappointed that I didn’t get selected, I appreciate you taking the time to meet with me and review my profile.

I wanted to take the chance to reach out and ask for any constructive criticism regarding my resume or interview skills. I value your opinion and would love to be considered for future opportunities.

Many thanks in advance,

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