Job Rejection Letter: Turning Down a Job Offer Worksheet

Category: Job Search Writing – Job-Related Letters

Practice with this Job Rejection Letter Worksheet to ensure your job writings skills are in top form. A number of exercises present scenarios that allow you to practice constructing a professional refusal letter.

Job Rejection Letter: Turning Down a Job Offer

Instructions

For exercises 1-5, draft a sentence that states the reason for declining a position within a specific company. Remember to stay positive, and keep it concise. For exercises 6-10, choose one of the scenarios from the first five exercises as the basis for the step in each of the last five exercises. Create fictitious company information and position title for the position you are declining to use for all 10 exercises.

  • You are accepting a position from another company that offers better benefits.

  • You are accepting a position from another company that offers higher pay.

  • You are accepting a position from another company that offers day care on-site.

  • You are accepting a position from another company that offers flextime and the ability to work from home part time.

  • You are declining the position because you do not feel you are a good fit with the company.

  • Using the scenario you selected, write down the objective and scope of a job rejection letter.

  • With the objective and scope in mind, create a brief list of points to cover in a job rejection letter.

  • Using the list of points to cover, draft an outline of a job rejection letter.

  • From the outline you created, flush out the body of a job rejection letter by extending each point into a full sentence.

  • Edit and revise the body of the job rejection letter you wrote.