Here's how to turn a post interview rejection letter into something positive!
On this page you'll find an example letter you can use in response to receiving a job interview rejection letter.
And if you click here you'll go back a page and see our advice on using this letter to obtain feedback on your interview performance.
To turn your interview rejection letter to your advantage, simply copy and paste the example letter into Word, or similar and replace the words in brackets with your own.
Don't forget the pre-paid envelope. We have received requests for feedback where the envelope they mention is not enclosed. Not a good sign that you pay attention to detail!
Wait a couple of weeks. If you have heard nothing, send the same letter again without changes (it might simply never have arrived).
If you still don't have a reply after another 2 weeks, following it up with a third letter.
(No, My Street)
(My Post/ZIP Code)
Dear (Mr/Ms/Miss Interviewer),
Many thanks for giving me the opportunity of an interview (last Thursday) for the position of (Team Leader in your Product Development Department).
It was a pleasure to meet you and (Mr/Ms/Miss other interviewer/s) and learn a little more about the role and your Company.
Naturally I am disappointed not to have been selected for the position, but hope you will give me another interview opportunity should further positions arise.
To help me, I'd be really grateful if you could find a few minutes to give me some feedback on my interview. I am keen to improve my interview technique and any advice you can give me on what to do better would be wonderful.
I've enclosed a pre-paid envelope for your reply.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks again for your time.