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How to Respond to a Rejection Letter

How to Respond to a Rejection Letter

Turn your luck around by writing an impressive response to a rejection letter. The following article will provide a few sample letters that will help boost your chances of securing a job even after getting an initial refusal.
CareerStint Staff
You might have tried your level best to secure your dream job, however, you may not have got selected in the interview. It is advisable that without losing heart, you should immediately write a polite response to the rejection letter. This will help you create a favorable impression on the interviewer. Even though you may not have got selected, an interviewer expects that you will send a thank you letter after the interview. This is why giving a response to a refusal letter is very important.

Drafting a Positive Response

It is always disheartening to receive a refusal letter from a prospective employer. You must have tried your level best and expected to secure a place in the company. However, do not get dejected and whine about how you deserved the job. Instead, draft and send a decent response to the letter. This will improve your chances of being considered for another interview or job opening. You should not rant about 'being deserving and not getting a chance' in the letter, or display your bitterness. Instead, change your tune and thank the interviewer for the opportunity. If you received an interview rejection letter, it is mandatory that you respond to it immediately. This will help show your strong interest in getting a job with the company, and will also give you an opportunity to request for a possible interview appointment, for any suitable vacancies in the future. 

Sample 1
Amiphy Lane,
Sheryl County,
NY 1234
December 18, 2010

Mr. John Brown
Human Resource Manager
Mayfair Corporation
Apple Street
NY 5678

Dear Mr. Brown,

I have received your letter dated December 15th, informing me that I am not selected for the post of Assistant Manager at Mayfair Corporation. I would like to thank you for giving me an opportunity to be interviewed by you. It was really disappointing to know that I was not selected for the said position. However, I am delighted to have met you and learn more about your reputed company.

I am still interested in future opportunities with Mayfair Corporation. Please keep me in mind when you have another opening with any of your New York branches in the near future.

Thank you once again for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Ann Ford


Sample 2
Amiphy Lane,
Sheryl County,
NY 1234
December 18, 2010

Mr. John Brown
Human Resource Manager
Mayfair Corporation
Apple Street
NY 5678

Dear Mr. Brown,

I just received your letter today, indicating that you have not selected me for an interview for the Sales Manager position at Mayfair Corporation. Although it was a real disappointment, I appreciate that you conveyed your decision to me. I am also grateful for the courtesy and professionalism exhibited in your rejection letter.

I want to reiterate my strong interest in working for Mayfair Corporation. Please keep me in mind when you have another opening, in the near future.

Again, thank you and best wishes for your company's progress.

Sincerely,

Ann Ford

These were some samples of responses to job rejection letter. Letter writing is an art that can help you make up for lost opportunities. You need to sound as professional as you can in the letter. Keep in mind, always respond to the refusal letter in a positive way. You never know when luck smiles upon you and you get another chance to grab your dream job.