Turning down the applicant's candidacy is one of the most frustrating moments of the recruiting process. The post-interview rejection is emotionally demanding work that many recruiters put off until later and eventually forget about it or, at best, limit themselves to a dry clichéd job rejection letter.
In OnHires, we are well aware that such a state of affairs may spoil the company's image and even alienate potential customers and employees from it.
Thus, in this article, we want to share our personal experience of refusing a candidate.
The ways to refuse the candidate
What not to do when refusing the candidate
How to make the rejection softer
There are several ways to reject a candidate we would recommend:
When you realize that you have to refuse the candidate after the interview or during it, you should remember to avoid doing the following things:
Even if you have to turn down the candidate, try to remain polite and humane. Probably, these tips will help you make the rejection softer:
Whether you follow our advice or not, it will be your choice. But remember the most important thing: no matter what kind of tactics you choose when refusing a candidate, try to be extremely polite and honest.
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