A little encouragement with rejection?
July 13, 2011 12:55 PM Subscribe
Rejection letters for job applicants -- personal note of encouragement?
posted by ClaudiaCenter to Work & Money (54 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We recently posted a public interest law job and received dozens of well-qualified applicants. It was heart-breaking to sort through the materials submitted, and we are having to reject people in our first round who are very strong candidates with great credentials. Some are just graduating from school, and I am considering writing a short note on some of the rejection letters stating that they had a strong application, that I wish them the best, sort of a "you're awesome, don't give up," concept. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?