The ways to refuse the candidate
There are several ways to reject a candidate we would recommend:
- A call. Remember that this conversation will be difficult, may last forever, and will require a lot of mental strength from you.
- An email or a message. This method of refusing the candidate is easy, fast, and energy-efficient. But it is also more soulless. On the other hand, it will help the candidate deal with emotions better.
- Rejection during the interview. It happens that already from the first words of the applicant, it becomes clear that they do not match your company. In this case, the applicant may understand themselves they might not manage to perform the role. Politely indicate the parameters that prevent you from hiring them.