Rejecting Overqualified Candidates Letter: 4 Templates

With this letter format, you must appreciate firstly about the qualities and skills of the candidates. In the later part of the letter, you must mention the cause of rejecting the candidate in a clear and precise way.

You must also build hope for the rejected candidate.  You must also assure that you are saving the resume of the candidate for the future requirement. This letter format has all the encouraging ingredients so that the candidate does not feel low.

Template: 1

To,

[Name of the recipient],

[Address of the recipient],

[Date].

 Sub: Rejecting Due to Over-Qualification for The Post

We were impressed to have been able to get the chance to share your ideas and skills with us through the meeting on (mention the date of the interview), at our organization premises (mention the name of the company).

But we are sorry to inform you that, unfortunately, our senior authority could not select you for the post of (mention the detail of the post).

We know this will be shocking for you, but we think our job offer will not be worthy enough to be a fulfillment of your incredible qualifications and your rich experiences and talents.

We will not be able to give the number of wages which you deserve for your talents. Therefore it is a very difficult task to choose the right candidate from those huge numbers. 

We don’t need you for now, but we are saving your resume and documents carefully and we will definitely contact you again if we have a chance to recruit you as you have really impressed us.

We hope you will give us that opportunity again to share your ideas.

Feel free to contact us any time through our company website (mention the company website); we will always be ready to help you with your queries regarding this matter.

Thank you very much,

With regards,

 [Name of the sender],

 [Designation],

 [Organization name]

rejecting overqualified candidates letter

Template: 2

To,

[Name of the recipient],

[Address of the recipient],

[Contact details of the recipient]

[Date].

 sub: Rejection Due to Over-Qualification for The Post

We were excited to have been able to get the chance to share your valuable ideas and skills with us through the face-to-face interview (write the date of the interview).

But with a heavy heart, we are bound to inform you that, unfortunately, are unable to select you for the post (write the detail of the post).

We know this will be disappointing for you, but we think our job offer will not be enough to be worthy of your incredible qualifications and your, experiences, and talents.

We will be unable to give the number of wages you really deserve for your incredible talents. Therefore, it is a very tough task to choose the right candidate from those huge numbers of applicants. 

We can appoint you for now, but we are saving your resume and documents with care, and we will surely contact you again if we get a chance to have you as a valuable staff of our institution (mention details).

Please feel free to contact us through our company website (mention the company website). 

Thank you very much for your interest.

With regards,

 [Name of the sender],

 [Designation of the sender],

 [The name of the organization]

[Contact details of the organization]

rejecting overqualified candidates letter

Template: 3

To,

[Name of the recipient],

[Address of the recipient],

[Contact details of the recipient]

[Date]

Sub: Rejection Due to Over-Qualification 

We were happy and excited to have such a qualified and experienced candidate as you for the vacant post, but with much regret, we are bound to let you know that, unfortunately, our senior authority was unable to select you for the post of (write the detail of the post).

We realize that this will be very shocking and disappointing for you, but we think our job offer will not be suitable for you according to your incredible qualifications and your experiences and talents.

We will be unable to offer the amount of payment you really deserve for your unique talents. Therefore, it is tough to choose the right candidate from those large numbers of talented applicants. 

We cannot choose to appoint you for now, but we are saving your resume and documents with proper care and we will definitely contact you again if we need to recruit you as a valuable staff of our institution.

We hope you will be willing to offer us another opportunity to work with you in the future.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us through our company website (mention the company website). We will be happy to help you with your queries regarding this matter.

Thank you very much for your interest in us.

With regards,

 [Name of the sender],

 [Designation of the sender],

 [The name of the organization]

[Contact details of the organization]

rejecting overqualified candidates letter

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