What should your rejection follow-up letter say?Your goal is to make sure that the last impression you leave them with after the interview process is a positive one for at least two main reasons:
(1) You want to keep yourself as a top contender should the person they just hired not work out. Yes, that can happen … it once happened to me and I got the job!
(2) You also want to plant the idea in at least one person’s mind that they should call you the next time a position comes up that you might be qualified for. I’ve called back several people from past interviews whom we later hired.The main thing to remember is a rejection is not necessarily the end of the line. I went to graduate school with a man who got rejected 5 times by a large company before getting hired. He played it smart by staying in touch with people he connected with most and, as a result, got told of a job opening in another department.It’s important to note that this didn’t happen within a few weeks. It took time. But he set his mind to it, and years later he was one of their top VPs.