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How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

Posted on November 2019

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​No hiring manager enjoys rejecting talented job candidates, and it is a task often on the bottom of a ‘to-do’ list when it comes to keeping the recruitment cycle spinning. When hiring within the German tech sector, it is likely you will have to turn down skilled and enthusiastic candidates who may be a great fit for your business in the future.

However, there are ways of tackling the tough task of rejecting a candidate in a positive way. Depending on where you are in the recruitment process, sending an email or talking to the candidate on the phone with a polite rejection and honest and constructive feedback will do wonders for your employer branding.

This article covers the best way to say “sorry you didn’t get the role” while still maintaining a positive employer brand and encouraging good candidates to consider future job openings at your company. ​

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