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How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

Posted on November 2019

A tech candidate shakes hands with a smiling interviewer

​Valuable roles within the technology sector will attract a lot of applications from ambitious and talented candidates. While it is great for hiring managers to receive a lot of high quality applications for a role, this also means they will have to reject many skilled candidates along the way.

It is the responsibility of hiring managers to create a positive candidate experience, and rejecting candidates with professionalism and grace is a large part of that experience. Providing high quality and relevant feedback to rejected candidates helps you build a talent pipeline with a strong employer brand where you show respect to all candidates.

This guide will tell you the right steps to take when rejecting a talented candidate so they will feel encouraged to apply in the future and become an advocate for your brand.

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