Writing Job Rejection Thank You Letters: Securing Future Possibilities Worksheet

Job Search Writing: Job-Related Letters

Practice with this Job Rejection Thank You Letter Worksheet to improve your job search writing skills to make a lasting impression even when you are not offered a position. By working through 10 exercises, you get familiar with writing this type of letter to gain a better understanding of its importance.
Writing Job Rejection Thank You Letters: Securing Future Possibilities

Instructions

Complete the exercises below after reading the following hypothetical situation.

Pretend you recently interviewed twice for a position in a company that is perfect for your skills and experience. You received a job rejection letter stating that you were not chosen for the position. Make up company specifics as needed to complete each of the exercises.

  • Create a bulleted list of what you would include in job rejection thank you letter for the scenario given in the instructions.

  • From the list you created in the previous exercise, create an outline for the first paragraph of a job rejection thank you letter.

  • Write the first paragraph of a job rejection letter for the scenario given in the instructions.

  • From the list you created in the previous exercise, create an outline for the second paragraph of a job rejection thank you letter.

  • Write the second paragraph of a job rejection letter for the scenario given in the instructions.

  • From the list you created in the previous exercise, create an outline for the third paragraph of a job rejection thank you letter.

  • Write the third paragraph of a job rejection letter for the scenario given in the instructions.

  • If you were a hiring manager, what would the letter you wrote tell you about someone?

  • Why do you think a job rejection thank you letter is effective in securing future opportunities with a company?

  • Why do you think a job rejection thank you letter is effective in securing future opportunities with a company?