Turning Down a Date With Kindness Ending a Relationship Gently Keeping Your Own Interests in Mind Community Q&A Have you ever been asked out on a date by someone you are not interested in?Finding a polite way to reject the invitation can be really tricky.Here are a few of the ways we do so at Lever: Cold: Thank you for applying to the POSITION at COMPANY.Human: Of course you’ll thank candidates for applying, but don’t let it sound rote or mechanical. At Lever, one way we do that is by acknowledging that there are many companies who are hiring to choose from.We are totally meant to be.") Hours later, you log in again and notice that your Match has viewed your profile and chosen not to respond. Rejection hurts; studies show it can actually stoke the pain nodes in your brain.
Candidates also might not be right for one role, but could be a good match for a future vacancy, or could be a potential employee after they have gained skills and experience elsewhere.There are several steps you can take to reject someone while keeping their heart intact.No candidate wants to hear that they didn’t get a job after they’ve spent hours applying and interviewing, and no recruiter likes delivering the bad news.It’s a compliment when a candidate chooses to apply and consider us for their next career move, so we want to let them know.Cold: We’ll keep your application on file should another position become available.